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.
Doctrine of Discovery Coalition member Erica Littlewolf recently published this post on violence against Indigenous women at Mennonite Church USA's Women in Leadership blog.
We are planning to release our study guide for the Doctrine of Discovery movie sometime in June. In the meantime, here is a foretaste of things to come… a reflection by Randy Woodley on three parables of Jesus that will appear in our study guide. Please feel free to use this within your congregations or … Continue reading Reflection from Study Guide
This story expresses the outcome of the Doctrine of Discovery, where the most vulnerable, often Indigenous Peoples, are victimized by violence as they defend their communities. Because this story provides examples of the crimes against humanity being committed on a global scale by companies North Americans own and benefit from, it might help explain why … Continue reading Earth Day Defenders
Click here to read about a divestment campaign sponsored by student activists from Goshen College and Eastern Mennonite University. The students are urging the Mennonite Education Agency to divest from investments in fossil fuel and mineral extraction companies. "By investing in fossil fuel and mineral extraction companies, Goshen College and Eastern Mennonite University are perpetuating … Continue reading Goshen and EMU Students Urge Divestment
Tim Nafziger lives in the Ventura River watershed on the traditional lands of the Chumash people. He works with Carnival de Resistance <http://carnivalderesistance.com> and is a founding partner in Congruity Works <http://congruity.works>, a web development firm. Tim loves working with small groups of people working for social change and thrives on cross-pollination. This post was originally … Continue reading Mennonites and the Conestoga Massacre of 1763
An article on the Doctrine of Discovery and our Working Group just appeared in the Mennonite World Review. You can check it out here.
J. Denny Weaver is Professor Emeritus of Religion, Bluffton (Ohio) University. Among his several books are The Nonviolent Atonement, 2nd revised and expanded edition (Eerdmans, 2011) and The Nonviolent God (Eerdmans, 2013). The works cited in this blog are Carter, Race: A Theological Account (Oxford, 2008) and Jennings, The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins … Continue reading The Jewish Jesus and the Doctrine of Discovery
Joanna Shenk lives in the vibrant Mission District of San Francisco, where she serves as Associate Pastor of First Mennonite Church of San Francisco. She is co-producer of the Iconocast podcast and editor of Widening the Circle: Experiments in Christian Discipleship. On October 5 the Christian Century published an article I wrote on protest related to the canonization … Continue reading Canonization and Protest
Anita Amstutz (center) with Sarah Augustine (left) and Sheri Hostetler (right). Anita Amstutz is an ordained Mennonite pastor and beekeeper, currently working on a grant funded writing project about bees. Bees. As a pastor and a beekeeper, the parallels drawn between the two is often raw and real. Recently, a lesson unfolded in my beehive, … Continue reading Do Justice: A Story of First Peoples and Honey Bees