The Doctrine of Discovery and Watershed Conquest

On November 3, 524 clergy went in solidarity to Standing Rock as part of a call for clergy to join the struggle. As part of the action, the clergy repudiated the Doctrine of Discovery (which coincidentally is 524 years old). They presented a copy of the doctrine to an elder who burned it. Below is …

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New Book- Watershed Discipleship: Reinhabiting Bioregional Faith and Practice

Radical Discipleship is excited to announce a book hot off the press that is an anthology exploring watershed discipleship. Many of the contributors are regular writers for radicaldiscipleship.net. We hope to have a review coming, but for now check out the book. And let us know if you want to review it! Edited by Ched …

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Mennonite delegation shows solidarity at Standing Rock encampment

Published on October 10, Indigenous People’s Day at themennonite.org. Katerina Friesen is a recent graduate of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Indiana. She is a writer and community builder, and currently serves as the interim pastor of Belmont Neighborhood Fellowship in Elkhart. The largest gathering of Native American tribes in over a century is happening …

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The Rich Man and Lazarus: Warning Tale and Interpretive Key to Luke

By Ched Myers, on Luke 16:19-31 (19th Sunday after Pentecost) Note: This post is part of a series of weekly comments on the Lukan gospel readings from the Revised Common Lectionary during Year C, 2016. As was the case last week, this is a longer post, because of the importance of Luke 16 to those …

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Decolonizing Watersheds: Foodsheds, Faith, and Resistance

By Dave Pritchett, Wilderness Way Community, Portland, OR NOTE: This is the first part of a two-part series from Dave.  Part Two will be posted tomorrow. “I am a settler in this land, too,” Randy Woodley says, sitting in a talking circle on the back porch of his farmhouse. When Randy and Edith Woodley purchased …

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Why the Empire Needs Terrorism

By Berry Friesen, Originally Posted to Bible-And-Empire.Net Imagine a political entity that can constantly watch everyone and everything on Earth, listen to/read every digitally-transmitted message, reach into the safety of private homes anywhere and murder the people who live there, incinerate any military/industrial target with the flick of a switch, and fabricate slanders that are repeated …

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A Prophetic Imagination: Right Here, Right Now

By Tommy Airey …they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more; but they shall all sit under their own vines and under their own fig trees, and no one shall make them afraid; for the mouth of the Lord …

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