Doctrine of Discovery

Doctrine of Discovery

Articles

March 8, 2012

We have not loved you with our whole heart, and mind, and

strength. We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We have not forgiven others, as we have been forgiven. Have mercy on us, Lord. (The Litany of Penitence, BCP)

When we reflect upon the history of the United States,...

February 3, 2012

By: Kathryn A. Rickert

Since early this year a working group of clergy and lay people have been working on a four part series in direct response to resolution D035, passed by the General Convention of the Episcopal Church in 2009. The resolution repudiated and renounced the Doctrine of Discovery (DOD), a set of legal...

November 1, 2011

When I give workshops, I stress that advocacy is a very broad term. It is often more than contacting our elected officials. Advocating for justice can mean educating yourself and others about an issue; it can mean changing your mind and the minds of others; it can mean changing your actions and...

June 1, 2010

The sacred fire burned on the campus of the University of the South May 27-31 as indigenous clergy, laity, and bishops whose ministry includes native peoples gathered for the Oklahoma IV 2010 Consultation.

The consultation met to consider the present and future of indigenous leadership...

November 2, 2009

The second in a set of two bulletin inserts on Native American and Indigenous Ministries in the Episcopal Church has been prepared for Nov. 8. The second insert reports on General Convention resolutions dealing with issues affecting the native peoples, especially repudiation of the Doctrine of...

August 26, 2009

Among the 419 resolutions that bishops and deputies considered during the July 8-17 meeting of General Convention in Anaheim, California were some that seemed obscure and received little attention, but that in reality carried significant meaning for many.

Resolution D035, titled "...

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori on the Repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery I urge you to learn more about the Doctrine of Discovery and the search for healing in our native communities. But this is also a matter for healing in communities and persons of European immigrant descent...

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