The Toward Right Relationship project offers this 2-hr. experiential workshop in response to calls from Indigenous leaders at the United Nations and the World Council of Churches. This fascinating and educational workshop traces the historic and ongoing impacts of the Doctrine of Discovery, the 15th-century justification for European subjugation of non-Christian peoples. Our goal is to raise our level of knowledge and concern about these impacts, recognize them in ourselves and our institutions, and explore how we can begin to take actions toward “right relationship.” We provide a Resource Kit with suggestions for continued study, reflection, and action.
In the Doctrine of Discovery, we find the roots of injustice. In the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, we find the seeds of change. How can we nurture these seeds to bring forth the fruits of right relationship among all peoples?
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“This workshop is an innovative and impactful step towards healing. Working with the truth that has never been told about the American myth is vital to us to move forward in a more healthy way. ” -- Brett Shelton (Oglala Sioux Tribe), Attorney, Native American Rights Fund
“Like everyone else I ask, I did not know about the Doctrine of Discovery. The [workshop] was an amazing experience that I expect to remember till my dying day. The mix of clear statements, together with the experiential learning, sent those lessons deep into my understanding.” --Jim Grant, Acadiana Friends Meeting, Louisiana
"This program brought up emotions that I haven’t let myself feel for a while. Now I am ready for action and my mind is spinning with ideas.” --Nico Larson, Naropa University
Enter the beautiful sanctuary in the round for centering prayer and meditation. This is a small gathering devoted to your inner life. With silence, chanting and prayer, connect to the Universe and yourself.
Join us for beautiful music, an inspiring message, deep prayer and radically welcoming spiritual community for people of all ages. We are a congregation of traditional believers, progressive Christians, agnostics and more. Come as you are!