The Doctrine of Discovery- A Buried Apology and an Empty Chair

23 Dec

The institutions of this nation may be systemically racist, but I do not believe a majority of the citizens are. However, in a nation that is systemically racist, anti-racism is less about personal racist attitudes and more about a willingness to change the system. So if our leaders and our institutions are incapable of addressing these issues I would like to invite the American people to address these issues.

So writes Mark Charles, a Christian Navajo pastor and also a prophet, in his latest blog post. His focus is on a federal apology to Native Americans that was made 5 years ago. He reprises some of the history of Native Americans and Euro-Americans, and he issues a call to us all. Please take a look and prayerfully consider his call: Reflections from the Hogan: The Doctrine of Discovery- A Buried Apology and an Empty Chair.

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