March 13 and 27 we are having two fundraisers to support our retreats and activities throughout the year, as well as our summer trip with SOOP/MMN to Busby. In preparing for SOOP, we will take some time to learn about the Doctrine of Discovery, and the journey of Indigenous cultures over the centuries alongside the church. The history tends to be fairly bleak, with few stories of reconciliation, hope or transformation. Even today, most Native Americans are not included in the economic systems that make the US one of the most affluent nations globally. Why does the US (as well as other nations with Christian heritage) still operate in ways that exclude too many people? For resources to learn more, take a look at the Indigenous work of MCC. Below are a few longer videos that MCC suggests in learning about the Doctrine of Discovery and the Loss of Turtle Island.