This upcoming Sunday at The First Mennonite Church, we’re going to take some time to discuss an unfortunate example where Christians lost their connection to the example of Jesus and created a system of legal, cultural, and political thought called the Doctrine of Discovery. This idea lead to many of the injustices that Indigenous people in North America have faced.
It turns out our brothers and sisters in the Mennonite Church USA created a documentary last year that specifically investigates and breaks down the Doctrine of Discovery. Have an extra 45 minutes this week? Then check out this documentary put together by several Mennonites and First Nations people in the States appropriately titled Doctrine of Discovery – in the name of Christ.