Rev. Dr. Holly Haile Thompson contributes a series of articles that articulate an important Native Perspective on contemporary issues to Next Church from the Presbyterian Church (USA)
Our own Rev. Dr. Holly Haile Thompson has been invited to be part of the
NEXT Church Blog Cohort between May and November. She will be writing a number of posts for preachers and laity alike from a perspective she tells us "is not widely known or heard." I think we can attest to this judgment. Her posts will be "In honor of all our Relatives, in honor of our history all in relation to the Church and society with which we live as Native People."
Her May installment is a reflection on the lectionary texts from May through the experiences of Mourning and Memorial Day in light of colonization and COVID.
June's offering is a reflection on texts including The Great Commission through a lens of ongoing colonizing policies.
In July she asks if we who are white are listening as she presents a troubling consequence of the theology of Substitutionary Atonement.
In August she presents antiracist interpretations and invites us all to come alongside her and hear the texts once again from her experience.
Keep up with her articles by subscribing to the blog and checking back often!
With God’s grace and guidance, the NORTHEASTERN JURISDICTION NATIVE AMERICAN MINISTRIES COMMITTEE will serve as the body that gathers to listen to and support fellow Native United Methodists, partners with all Native Peoples, educates non-Natives, and advocates for Native issues with our strong Native communities in the Northeastern Jurisdiction and beyond.