Oak Flat is Sacred… and not only to the San Carlos Apache!

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!

Announcing Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery Campaign for Oak Flat

Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery Coalition (DDoD) is starting a campaign backing the San Carlos Apache led efforts to save Oak Flat from destruction by a proposed copper mine.  You are invited to join in! Oak Flat, (Chi’chil Bildagoteel) is a sacred site of the San Carlos Apache from time immemorial.  It is a place … Continue reading Announcing Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery Campaign for Oak Flat

Call for Submissions

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

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