A Reading List

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Finding God in Public

 A Reading List for Helping us to Enter into Relationships with First Nations People

General Convention 77 & the Doctrine of Discovery

As a direct outcome and follow-up on General Convention 76 in which the Doctrine of Discovery (DOD) was repudiated by the Episcopal Church, GC 77 included a Lament Over the DOD. http://www.episcopalchurch.org/page/doctrine-discovery-resources

And in conversation about that event on Sunday Aug 12, 2012 at St. David Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Shoreline, WA, someone asked for a reading list to help understand these matters more deeply. Both our Christian faith and its application to all matters of injustice are essentially matters of relationship. However, without actual face-to-face relationships with First Nations people, it is rather difficult to make sense of both the problems, as well as potential responses to those problems.

Here is such a list, accompanied by a couple of warnings, caveats, etc.:

Note: Any time someone…

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About kathrynrickert

Possibly from watching the movie Bambie at the age of 6, I have had a life-long awareness that saying ONLY nice things, does not make the world just or kind. Thus, my 2009 doctoral dissertation..."Talking Back to God" , is one of the main aspects of the work I do. Always interdisciplinary, seeking connections across borders that are usually marked with DO NOT ENTER, I seek to pay attention, pray, think, create,and imagine using biblical laments, Christian worship texts, and the ordinary stuff of everyday life.
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