Decolonization and the Role of Faith Communities: A workshop for Clergy
Monday, November 6, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick
14 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME.
To register, please go to this link: Event Registration
A decolonized mind or community is able to acknowledge the full truth of the past, embraces the full truth of the present and commits to creating a just future, undaunted by obstacles. The process of decolonizing ourselves and our communities begins with letting go of guilt and instead dealing with our feelings of grief and anger in response to centuries of genocide and white domination. It means recognizing and acknowledging our privilege and holding ourselves accountable for what has happened and what is happening. It means turning our complacency into resistance of further oppressive harm. And we do all these things from a heart of love and compassion.
This daylong workshop is intended for clergy and other professional religious leaders who desire to build right relationships with Indigenous people of this land. Through presentation, discussion, films and activities we will explore the role of the churches in the colonization of this country and learn about the harmful impacts of colonization on Indigenous peoples. Participants will be asked to identify acts of decolonization that repair harm, promote justice, and heal relationships through acknowledgement, accountability and action.
The workshop will provide beverages and snacks, but participants are advised to bring a brown bag lunch for the day’s event.
We are asking for a suggested donation of $25-50 for this workshop which is geared for clergy and other professional religious leaders. Please note that we do not wish the donation to be a barrier to your participation.
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If you have questions, you can direct them to Penthea Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org
14 Maine St
Brunswick, ME 04011
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