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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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