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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.

Forum Facilitators
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Shantha Ready Alonso

Executive Director, Creation Justice Ministries
Shantha Ready Alonso has served as Creation Justice Ministries’ Executive Director since 2015. Creation Justice Ministries educates, equips and mobilizes people of faith to protect, restore, and more rightly share God's creation. Learn more at www.creationjustice.org.

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