2023 Reformed Institute Convocation on the Injustices of the Doctrine of Discovery with Mark Charles

2023 Reformed Institute Convocation on the Injustices of the Doctrine of Discovery with Mark Charles


Sat, Jan 28
8:30 am - 11:30 am

Location
National Presbyterian Church


The Doctrine of Discovery was a Papal Decree that gave many European Countries religious legitimacy to invade and colonize the “new world” in the name of Christianity. The legacy of brutality, injustice, and destruction that followed, especially against native communities, leaves a legacy that all Christians must face. While Reformed and other Protestant communities had their own theological rationales for conquering North America in the name of Christ, their legacy of injustice and colonization is equally culpable, even in their efforts of missions and education. This session will explore these entangling legacies with an eye toward truth telling, repentance, and restorative justice that makes Christians better allies in anti-racism and justice-building with native peoples.

For more information and to register: https://reformedinstitute.org