A Statement of Reconciliation from the Old Dutch Church in Kingston, NY

 

This is historic.

Adopted by the Elders and Deacons of the Old Dutch Church, and written by Rev. Kenneth L. Walsh, Dominie/Pastor.

Rev. Walsh will read this at the Mt. Zion African-American Burial Ground Rededication event on Sunday, June 5th 2011 at 3:00pm.

“As we gather and celebrate the rededication of the Mt. Zion Cemetery, we, the Consistory and Congregation of the First Protestant Reformed Dutch Church of Kingston, known as “Old Dutch Church”, acknowledge with deep regret our history of dehumanizing racism that allowed for the enslavement and subsequent segregation of our sisters and brothers of African descent…”

 

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