IN THIS ISSUE: DDoD Annual Gathering and Conference August 6, 13, and 20, Volunteer Opportunities with DDoD, Victories in Decolonization, Updates from our Repair Partner: Suriname Indigenous Health Fund, We're creating a board game, Readings from DDoD Coalition members.
In this issue:
Indigenous Responses to COVID-19,
Updates from our Repair Partner: Suriname Indigenous Health Fund,
We're creating a board game,
Oak Flats update by Carol Rose,
Ways to STILL get involved in the Dismantling Coalition,
Readings from DDoD Coalition members,
The Arts and Education Committee of the Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery Coalition is assembling a new resource on the topic of reparations and repair. It will contain biblical and theological reflections as well as stories about how people have practiced reparative justice on the ground. Our intended audience is Anabaptist congregations, but our past resources (see here) have been … Continue reading Call for Submissions
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
Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery Coalition Summer 2019 Newsletter Welcome Welcome to our new subscribers! We've added 98 new subscribers to our email. We enjoyed meeting them, and many of our members and supporters at the MCUSA convention. It was a pleasure to be part of the intersectional justice booth. More on our time in … Continue reading Summer 2019 Newsletter
Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery Coalition Winter 2019 Newsletter Welcome You are receiving this newsletter because you expressed interest in the Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery Coalition. We are a movement of Anabaptist People of Faith who seek to mobilize the church to dismantle the Doctrine of Discovery. Through this newsletter we hope to better … Continue reading Winter 2019 Newsletter
Janet Kroeker and Katerina Friesen, members of Mennonite congregations that have studied and lamented the impacts of the Doctrine of Discovery, created an addendum to the purchase agreement of a house one of them is selling and the other buying. We encourage others looking to buy or sell homes to be in conversation with local … Continue reading One Small Step Toward Reparations
A Oct. 10 article in the Washington Post has reported that a landmark law governing the adoption of Native American children that was designed to keep them within Native American families has been struck down as unconstitutional by a federal judge in Texas. Says the article, “In an Oct. 4 ruling that has stunned Native … Continue reading Federal Court Ruling on the Indian Child Welfare Act
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
A group of people in Lancaster, Pennsylvania -- many of them Mennonites -- have been inspired by the people of Standing Rock to stand against a fracking pipeline going through their area. Here's an inspiring video about this resistance.