Native Americans, the Mainline Church, and the Quest for Interracial Justice

Fri 3 PM | Bridge

David P. Hansen

This workshop involves participants reading a script in the voices of Native Americans, Christian missionaries, Indian boarding school stories, press releases, and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The goal is to raise awareness about the ongoing impact of the doctrine of discovery and Christian domination and inspire participants to take action toward healing among all people.

David Hansen

David Hansen has served in ministry in the United Church of Christ and more recently in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) for more than 40 years. His studies at the Pacific School of Religion and the Graduate Theological Union focused on religion and society and economic policy. He has served as campus minister in Oregon and Saskatchewan, and in congregations from Wisconsin to Hawai’i. He served as the conference minister of both the Hawai’i Conference of the United Church of Christ and the Kansas-Oklahoma Conference of the United Church of Christ. He and Sally, his wife, are parents and grandparents of an interracial, multicultural family that includes Christians, Muslims, and atheists, as well as French and Turkish citizens. His passion is to create a society in which interracial and multicultural justice and peace are normative.

106 Interracial Justice

Session #106