Reparations: An Atonement Connection

 Contributed by J. Denny Weaver, In the movement to dismantle the Doctrine of Discovery, reparations should be a part of the discussion. The historical facts are undeniable: land theft and multiple kinds of destruction committed against the bodies of Indigenous Peoples by Europeans. Of course, people alive today are not personally guilty of these multiple … Continue reading Reparations: An Atonement Connection

Reflections on the Potawatomi Trail of Death Pilgrimage

Ric Hudgens is a pastor, professor, and poet who lives in the Great Lakes region of Turtle Island, the ancestral home of the Potawatomi. He serves as co-pastor of North Suburban Mennonite in Libertyville, Illinois. The great Catholic theologian John S. Dunne began one of his books with the question “What kind of story are … Continue reading Reflections on the Potawatomi Trail of Death Pilgrimage

Troubling questions

Seattle-based David Mesenbring is a public speaker, social entrepreneur and traveler who's worked as an anti-apartheid activist; Africa-focused grant maker; nonprofit founder; and social justice animator.  A committed ecumenist, he was ordained by Africans after being raised Lutheran and is now an Episcopal priest.  His volunteer passions include Oikocredit (a global cooperative that finances FairTrade … Continue reading Troubling questions