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Native Americans

While Christian missionaries have made positive contributions to human flourishing among indigenous people, colonialism is a hard habit to break. Going forward, let’s build reciprocal friendships across cultures in humility. […] Read More

Christian nationalism seeks to divide God’s children, raising an elected segment over that of others. It was wrong when my Native American great-grandmother and her sister were subjected to it, and it’s wrong today. […] Read More

Face-to-face encounters possess great potential for good or evil. Some like to stir the pot of public discourse; others seek greater understanding and fruitful dialogue. Christians should avoid the former and model the latter. […] Read More

The president has a difficult time understanding and relating to others not of his fold. He persists in making comments based upon preconceived ideas he has about the world, which often tend to be false stereotypes based upon race. […] Read More

Christopher Columbus’ undeniable connection to the oppression of indigenous peoples and the beginnings of the transatlantic slave trade have led many to observe Indigenous Peoples’ Day. […] Read More

A cluster of Native American congregations and the Cooperating Baptist Fellowship of Oklahoma are writing a new script for race relations in the Sooner State. […] Read More

Canada’s First Nations schools sought to civilize children from indigenous people with their mission to “kill the Indian in the child” – a story so common to many cultures that one can grow numb. […] Read More

President Donald J. Trump attempted to honor Navajo Code Talkers on Monday, Nov. 26, in the Oval Office. While the president’s intent was commendable, his language and the image on the wall behind him sent a very different message. Trump used this special moment to take a dig at one of his political enemies, Sen. […] Read More

Several writers have noted that Glenn Beck’s recent rally was a clear example of American civil religion. A little noted incident at the rally, however, was Beck’s remark that when revelation was being given in ancient Israel, it also was being given on this side of the globe. The remark was followed by a rabbi […] Read More