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Learning From Our Past, Healing Our Future: Dismantling Colonial Dominance in Western Christianity

Presented by Swedenborgians in Action Against Racism, the Center for Swedenborgian Studies, and Born Brown: All Rights Reserved

Free on Zoom
Monday, February 13, 7:30pm-9pm ET/6:30pm-8pm CT/5:30pm-7pm MT/4:30pm-6pm PT

The history and theology of Christianity is unfortunately intertwined with the colonizer impulse, to the detriment of many indigenous cultures. Even today, Christian ideas, perspectives, language, practices, and systems bear the marks of this impulse, having been formed with the colonizer mindset as the default. Join us as Rev. Dr. Randy Woodley, farmer, author, activist, scholar, distinguished speaker/teacher and wisdom keeper, using the lens of indigenous spirituality, will speak on how Christianity can be disentangled from the precepts of colonialism and returned to its core message.

Rev. Dr. Woodley

Rev. Dr. Woodley is the Distinguished Professor of Faith and Culture at Portland Seminary and Director of Intercultural/Indigenous Studies. He is a Cherokee descendant recognized by the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. Dr. Woodley and his wife Edith (E. Shoshone) are co-sustainers of Eloheh Indigenous Center for Earth Justice and Eloheh Farm & Seeds, a regenerative farm, school, community and ceremonial grounds in Yamhill, Oregon. You are invited to visit to learn more.

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