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Mark Charles video

"Lamenting the Doctrine of Discovery"
with Mark Charles

Congregational Life Ministries Dinner
Thursday, July 5 at 5:00 PM

After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people, and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and holding palm branches in their hands.
--Revelation 7:9

Where are the Native Americans in the multitude of our faith and our nation? How have we welcomed the stories and experiences of the indigenous people of America into our national narrative? What role did Christianity have in the removal and genocide of Native Americans? What does that mean on the 5th July, over 500 years later?

Discipleship Ministries (formerly Congregational Life Ministries) welcomes Mark Charles, the son of an American woman of Dutch heritage and a Navajo man, to share his perspectives on the Doctrine of Discovery and how the Church can lead racial reconciliation. He is a theologian, activist, whose work empower native students and builds bridges for healing.

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Tickets are $30 and, if purchased by 1 June, include a limited-edition resource with a worship and resource guide.

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