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 the Doctrine of Discovery to justify the taking lands, the extermination of people and cultures, and the breaking of agreements and treaties. Since 2007 we have been reading, discussing and educating ourselves ourselves about Indigenous Peoples’ history, worldviews, and struggles.
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.
Calling for the United Church of Christ to Repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery Which Authorized the Genocide of Native Peoples and the Theft of Native Lands.
That the General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada, meeting, July 13-17, 2013, in Orlando, Florida, accept ‘Reflection on Christian Theology and Polity, the Christian Doctrine of Discovery, and the Indigenous Voice’.