DDofD Coalition's 2021-22 international repair partner seeks protection for historic Maya lands and lifeways
REGISTER AT THIS LINK Blurb to share on social media or in church bulletins: Opportunity for Fall Book Study with Elaine Enns! Elaine Enns, co-author of Healing Haunted HIstories: A Settler Discipleship of Decolonization, will be leading a fall book study for the Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery Coalition. This book will deepen our personal and collective work toward decolonization, and asks those of … Continue reading Healing Haunted Histories Fall Study Series
Our Annual Gathering is happening this year in Albuquerque and by Zoom! This meeting is for active Coalition volunteers and partner organizations. If interested in getting involved in the Coalition or attending as an observer, please reach out to the email listed above. Coalition Orientation and New Volunteer Training Sarah Augustine (Coalition ED) and Katerina Gea (Coalition … Continue reading Annual Meeting: July 22-25
A Sermon on Luke 5:1-11 by Ched Myers & Elaine Enns Re-printed with permission from Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries. Note:This sermon was shared at St. Michael’s Episcopal University Church in Isla Vista, CA, on Feb 6, 2022, at the invitation of Rev. Scott Claassen. It was the occasion of dedicating a new mural (below) painted that week … Continue reading A Mystical/Material Vision of Restored Abundance as Call to Discipleship
BY LARS ÅKERSON Lars Åkerson is an interpreter and a Coalition member. THIS APPEARS IN THE MARCH 2022 ISSUE OF SOJOURNERS. SUBSCRIBE AND READ THE FULL TEXT OF THE ARTICLE HERE. WHEN MAYA COMMUNITY educator Wilma Esquivel Pat opened a recent forum on the autonomy of Indigenous peoples, her remarks recalled her people’s struggle for self-determination in … Continue reading ECHOES OF COLONIALISM
by Carol Rose, February 2022 February 17-20 was an annual gathering at Oak Flat. This year runners and walkers arrived with prayer on their sneakers from all four directions, plus a group from the Poor People’s Campaign representing many directions. Prayer runners were high school students and 60+ years old. Prayers pounded an abandoned … Continue reading Oak Flat: Prayer Run from all 4 Directions and a Non-Consultation
Reflection July 2021 by Carol Rose There are many ways sacred land can be under fire. For many years Chich’il Bildagoteel, sacred land also known as Oak Flat, has been threatened with destruction by being hollowed out and collapsed by a copper mine. This season the threat of fire has also been literal. The first … Continue reading What prayer does when Oak Flat is under fire
We're celebrating the release of new educational resources from our Coalition! The first is a Land Acknowledgment Guide tailored for congregational use. The second is called "Stories of Repair: A Reparative Justice Resource toward Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery." You can order copies of these resources by clicking the cover images below, or by going … Continue reading Release of New Resources!
Español abajo For the Maya, the jungle is a sacred living being. The jungle shelters us, feeds us, heals us, and gives us tools and materials to build our homes and those of the animals. For us, the jungle is shelter. It is the skin and clothing of our Mother Earth. From our worldview, the … Continue reading Maya Struggles for Mother Earth: A guest post by Manuel May with Ka’ Kuxtal Much Meyaj
At the entrance to the womblike valley of Oak Flat, near the deeply rooted ancient oaks, Wendsler Noisie, San Carlos Apache leader, talked with me about about questions raised by a U.S. Forestry official. He asked why did they included non-Apache/settlers who also said that Oak Flat is sacred among the responses of the Environmental … Continue reading Oak Flat is Sacred… and not only to the San Carlos Apache!