United Thank Offering

Gratitude + Difference – Oct. 18 at Noon Eastern

October 4, 2022
United Thank Offering

What if we understood that unity doesn’t mean uniformity? What if we saw each other’s uniqueness as valuable, as something to be grateful for? What would it feel like to be welcomed as you are without folks trying to change you? What would it feel like to be received in a congregation as a gift? Join us as we explore Lakota concepts of difference, ability, and community. We will discuss how our differences protect us and the dangers of uniformity.


The Reverend Isaiah “Shaneequa” Brokenleg (she/her) is an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe (Sicangu Nation). She is an Episcopal priest in the diocese of South Dakota. From a cultural perspective, she believes we are all related and, as such, we are all called to be “good relatives” to one another. As a winktè, Shaneequa is called to be a healer and move communities in the direction of positive change. From an academic perspective, she has a master’s degree in public health as well as a Master of Divinity degree from Church Divinity School of the Pacific. Shaneequa is the staff officer for racial reconciliation for The Episcopal Church. She is passionate about social justice and working to end the structural oppression/violence that hurts us all.

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The Rev. Cn.
Heather Melton

Staff Officer for the United Thank Offering

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