Papal Bulls of the 15th century gave Christian explorers the right to claim lands they ‘discovered’ and lay claim to those lands for their Christian Monarchs...
Papal Bulls that create the foundation of the Doctrine of Discovery
Laws and legal cases relating to the Doctrine of Discovery.
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and State of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.
Religious Communities who have Repudiated the Doctrine of Discovery.
The Doctrine of Discovery has had profoundly negative impacts on Indigenous Peoples for the last 500+ years. Governments and various organizations have used ...
We repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery, which asserted that lands belonged to the Christian powers that ‘discovered’ them.
WCC statement on the Doctrine of Discovery and its enduring impact on Indigenous Peoples.
A Unitarian Universalist Resolution To Repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery, and Implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Trail of Repentance And Healing.