Rejecting the Christian Doctrine of Discovery and Forging a New Relationship with North America’s Indigenous People

Rejecting the Christian Doctrine of Discovery and Forging a New Relationship with North America’s Indigenous People A Sermon Preached by John Dieffenbacher-Krall at St. David’s Episcopal Church, Barneveld, NY in the Central Diocese of NY July 12, 2009 Good morning. I appreciate Father Taylor offering me the opportunity to preach this morning. Before beginning my…

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Episcopalian Remembrance, Recognition and Reconciliation

Remembrance, Recognition and Reconciliation: The Episcopal Church’s Call for Justice for Indigenous People A Sermon Preached by John Dieffenbacher-Krall at St. James’ Episcopal Church, Old Town, Maine October 15, 2006 Few of us gathered here today may know that our national church passed a resolution on 7/18/97 proclaiming the time period of 1997-2007 the “Decade…

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A Episcopalian Sermon On Doctrine of Discovery by John Dieffenbacher-Krall

How St. James’ Might Respond to General Convention Resolution D035 A Sermon Preached by John Dieffenbacher-Krall at St. James’ Episcopal Church, Old Town, Maine October 11, 2009 Nearly three years ago something started here at St. James’ that has received international attention. On October 15, 2006, I preached a sermon titled “Remembrance, Recognition and Reconciliation:…

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Episcopal Church Repudiates the Doctrine of Discovery

Resolution Number: 2009-D035 Title: Repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery Legislative Action Taken: Concurred as Substituted Final Text: Resolved, That the 76th General Convention repudiates and renounces the Doctrine of Discovery as fundamentally opposed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and our understanding of the inherent rights that individuals and peoples have received from God, and that…

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The Episcopal Church USA Statements on the Doctrine of Discovery

Episcopal Church, USA Statements Repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery, 2009-D035 Final Resolution Text Other Documents Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori on the Repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery 2012 Episcopal Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori issues pastoral letter on the Doctrine of Discovery and Indigenous Peoples Remembrance, Recognition and Reconciliation: The Episcopal Church’s Call for…

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