Fellowship of Hope, a Mennonite congregation from Elkhart, Indiana, recently moved their bank account from Chase Bank after learning that it's one of the 38 banks that are funding the Dakota Access Pipeline through its parent company, Energy Transfer Partners. You may find the letter they wrote below to be helpful as you contemplate ways to be … Continue reading A Concrete Act of Solidarity with Standing Rock
Our Coalition member, Sarah Augustine, recently had an essay on "Urgency" published in The Mennonite on-line. Here's the link to the article.
This article by Coalition member Sarah Augustine was recently published in Response, a magazine of the United Methodist Women. Sarah is an assistant professor of sociology and the director of student spirituality at Heritage University in Toppenish, Washington. She is also co-founder of Suriname Indigenous Health Fund. The Doctrine of Discovery is a body of law … Continue reading The Ongoing Harm of the Doctrine of Discovery
Sarah Augustine is co-director of Suriname Indigenous Health Fund and chair of the Coalition's Structures Committee. You can read more about the situation Sarah describes below here. Over two years ago Miskito leaders living in exile contacted our small human rights organization, Suriname Indigenous Health Fund, to ask us for help. The Miskito are an … Continue reading Join Us in Prayer
Anita Amstutz, a member of the Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery Coalition, is a beekeeper, writer and pastor who blogs at https://thinklikeabee.org. She recently traveled with a delegation from the Coalition to Standing Rock to show solidarity and support with the Lakota Sioux resisting the Dakota Access Pipeline, and shared her reflections in a post on … Continue reading Journey to the Heart of the Hive
Karin Kaufman Wall is the Peace and Justice Education staff person for Mennonite Central Committee Central States and a member of New Creation Mennonite Church in Newton, Kansas. The word “settler” reminds me that I’m not indigenous to this land. How might things be different if we thought of ourselves as guests? Not visitors, but … Continue reading Why I Use the Word “Settler”
Here is another reflection from our forthcoming Study Guide! This one comes to us from Jennifer Henry of KAIROS, Canada, an ecumenical organization working for human rights and ecological justice. She reflects on Isaiah 58 and what it has to say about true and false religion in our postcolonial context today: Henry_Isaiah58.
And another Bible study from the forthcoming study guide, this by Elaine Enns and Ched Myers: 6_Enns-Myers_DeuteronomyandSolidarity.
Here's another Bible study from our forthcoming study guide. This one is by Wati Longchar and is based on Genesis 47:13-22: 2_Longchar_MarketCultureandtheImageofGod.
Here's another foretaste of the Doctrine of Discovery movie study guide: a reflection by Iris de León Hartshorn called "The Rich Man and Lazarus:" 1_deLeon-Hartshorn_TheRichManandLazarus. Please feel free to use this within your congregations or any other setting.