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Friday, June 24 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Sovereignty & Solidarity: How Christians Can Become Better Allies To Indigenous Communities 

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The history of Christianity in the U.S. is rife with physical and cultural violence toward Native American communities. The Doctrine of Discovery also fueled centuries of empire-driven attitudes and actions toward land and people. Yet our faith calls us to deepen understanding and to lament injustice. Learn about the Doctrine of Discovery, how churches are challenging it, and ways to become better allies to Native communities through truth-telling about history, respecting sovereignty, and calling for stewardship of sacred places. We will also learn about how to stand with the Gwich’in people to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska.

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Shantha Alonso

Shantha Ready Alonso is the Executive Director of Creation Justice Ministries, an ecumenical organization that educates, equips and mobilizes Christian communions/denominations, congregations and individuals to protect, restore, and rightly share God's Creation. Based on the priorities of its members, with a particular concern for the vulnerable and marginalized, Creation Justice Ministries provides collaborative opportunities to build ecumenical... Read More →


Friday June 24, 2016 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Room 5B

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