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The Church Addresses Colonialism and the Doctrine of Discovery

April 06, 2023
By Tracy Abler, Justice Coordinator

On March 30, 2023, the Dicasteries for Culture and Education and for Promoting Integral Human Development issued a joint statement on the “Doctrine of Discovery.” The USCCB added a statement in response to include saying, “We welcome the statement’s renewed repudiation and condemnation of the violence and injustices committed against Native and Indigenous peoples, as well as the Church’s ongoing support for their dignity and human rights.” The full statement can be found here.

CSA is proud to collaborate with Pilgrim United Church of Christ, the Alliance for Justice and Brothertown Indian Nation to bring a special Blanket Exercise to Fond du Lac, WI on Friday, April 21st from 5-8 pm at Pilgrim UCC. A blanket exercise is an experiential group activity that leads participants through 500+ years of Indigenous history that highlights the relationships with European explorers, colonial settlers, and the U.S. federal and state government. Participants will learn more about the Doctrine of Discovery and how the attack on indigenous culture has also affected the environment. Brothertown Indian Nation will be providing the meal and a free will offering will be taken. Registration is free, but space is limited.

Register here to participate:

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