The Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan takes seriously our baptismal vows and expresses them through ministries of justice, peace and advocacy.
Doctrine of Discovery Learning Opportunities
General Convention Resolution 2009-D035 calls upon Episcopalians at all levels of the Church to learn about and repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery (*see excerpt below). On-line learning events are listed below. The sessions are a stand-alone 2 hour presentation and discussion. To sign up, send and email to Arlene Gordanier or call the diocesan office at 906-228-7160.
Evening sessions are at 6:30 pm as follows: August 5th, August 19th, September 2nd, September 16th, September 23rd. And on October 3rd at 9:00 am.
…..Resolved, That each diocese within The Episcopal Church be encouraged to reflect upon its own history, in light of these actions and encourage all Episcopalians to seek a greater understanding of the Indigenous Peoples within the geo-political boundaries claimed by the United States and other nation states located within The Episcopal Church’s boundaries, and to support those peoples in their ongoing efforts for their inherent sovereignty and fundamental human rights as peoples to be respected; and be it further…..