The ELCA’s Truth & Healing Movement is an opportunity for the church to increase our understanding of our colonizing impacts on Indigenous people in the past and present.
There are opportunities to learn, raise awareness and engage in other ways to impact hearts and lives across our church. We believe that the truth, and our knowing and embracing it, is the first step toward healing for all of us.
***Read the Declaration of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to American Indian and Alaska Native People here***
At St. Paul’s, we’ll discuss resources provided by the ELCA and coordinate activities to help us learn the true history and current realities of Indigenous people.
1. Participate in small group discussions of Killers of the Flower Moon on Sunday, November 19, 2023 after the 10:30 service.
- Read the book by David Grann, see the movie or both! Some of us know the tragic history of the Osage Nation and Osage People. Part of that story will be told on the big screen as a major motion picture, directed by Martin Scorsese. Set in 1920s Oklahoma, it depicts the serial murder of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation and a string of brutal crimes that came to be known as the Reign of Terror. You’re encouraged to support this moment in Indigenous and cinematic history! See the film in select Theaters beginning on October 20, 2023.
2. Attend the ELCA Class: Indigenous Thought & Theology on Thursday, November 30, 2023 | 8 - 10:00 p.m. ET.
Presented by Vance Blackfox (click here to join via Zoom)
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Questions? Contact Deacon Wendy Bean Tannenbaum at wendySbean@gmail.com