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Webinar Series dives deep into the
“Doctrine of Discovery”
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August 2021 – From Popes to Presidents, the “Doctrine of Discovery” has empowered global leaders to change the lives of indigenous people throughout history. An upcoming five-part webinar series will explore the history and impact of the doctrine and the legacy of conquest that Christians have inherited to this day.
Sponsored by Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA), United Methodists for Kairos Response (UMKR), and the Native American International Caucus (NAIC), the series begins with an understanding of the doctrine and its history. Further sessions will delve into the impact of the ownership of land, the power of narrative, white normativity, and the theological basis to respond, repair, and repent. Each session will be approximately 90 minutes long.
Session One, “What is the Doctrine of Discovery?” Definitions and Demarcations will be on August 11 at 1:00 p.m. ET. It will be presented by Rev. Alvin Deer, Rev. Carol Lakota Eastin, and Rev. Dr. Daniel Hawk.
Deer is a clergy member of the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference, and a former Executive Director of NAIC. He wrote the 1996 Methodist Apology for the Sand Creek Massacre and has advocated for healing and reconciliation throughout his ministry.
Eastin is a clergy member of the Illinois Great Rivers Conference whose ministry has focused on healing relationships with indigenous people and is a contributing author to Women with 2020 Vision which explores the political influence of Native American Women.
Hawk is Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Ashland Theological Seminary, a clergy member of the East Ohio Conference and the author of Joshua in 3-D: A Commentary on Biblical Conquest and Manifest Destiny, as well as shorter works that explore the parallels between the biblical and American conquest narratives.
Register online for the first session at https://bit.ly/3xXZXcP.
Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA) is an intersectional social justice nonprofit that mobilizes Justice-Seeking People of Faith to take action on issues of peace, poverty, and people’s rights within the church, the nation, and the world. Learn more at www.mfsaweb.org.
The Native American International Caucus is an advocate for Native peoples, ministries, communities within, as well as outside of the United Methodist Church. "International" in the context of this name means collaboration that occurs between indigenous nations of North America. Learn more at www.naicumc.com.
United Methodists for Kairos Response (UMKR) are responding to Kairos Palestine: A Moment of Truth, a statement of faith and urgent call to action from Christians in Palestine. UMKR seeks, through nonviolent means and in partnership with Palestinian Christians, freedom, justice, and equality for all Palestinians and Israelis. Learn more atwww.kairosresponse.or