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Winter Talk-Native American Landscape Mending

Dates of Event: February 3-5, 2014

Winter Talk is the first annual Talk to offer a time for Native Disciples of Christ and friends to gather, study, share accomplishments, explore new ways to minister and educate within the church and propose resolutions that impact the life and spiritual health of American Indian communities and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). This year’s activities are focused on the impact of the Christian Doctrine of Discovery on American Indian peoples of the North American continent (Mexico, United States, and Canada) and its impact on the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Our guest speakers are Lisa Dellinger, Chickasaw and Methodist, who is working toward a PhD in Theology and Ethics with a focus in Post-Colonial Theology. Lisa has written and lectured on, “The Christian Doctrine of Discovery: Illusions of Grandeur,” and “Re/Membering Indigenous Women: Ghost Stories and Imago Dei.” Lisa will talk about the development of the Christian Doctrine of Discovery (CDOD).  Ron Gurley is Cherokee and specializes in Native American programs, youth development, and community education.  Ron will talk on how to develop conversation between dominant culture and American Indians. David Bell is non-native and Director of the Disciples of Christ Yakama Christian Mission.  David has focused on Landscape Theology and the Pro-Reconciling/Anti-Racist movement. David will talk about how the CDOD has influenced the development of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) polity and theology.

Winter Talk is a time of conversation. A time to gather, to eat, and to talk. Our speakers are only a catalyst to conversation. The most important talk of Winter Talk is the conversations held between the participants! Please find more info and registration on the Winter Talk 2014 link above.

The shaping and development leading to Winter Talk has taken years. This includes the adoption of Resolution GA-1324 at the DOC 2013 General Assembly. If you would like to read the resolution and attain more background please explore this site.






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