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.
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’.
In a first-of-its-kind action in the Christian world, the national Episcopal Church has passed a landmark resolution repudiating the Doctrine of Discovery and urging the U.S. government to endorse the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.