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Episode 18: The Doctrine of Christian Discovery

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One of the issues the UUA's partners drew to the attention of planners for Justice General Assembly in Phoenix is the Doctrine of Christian Discovery, a colonial era belief system which is tied to injustices faced by immigrants to the United States today. How do Unitarian Universalism's  heretical heritage and pagan connections link to the legacy of Christian domination over indigenous peoples? What can UUs do at General Assembly and in their local communities to address these ancient prejudices that still affect us today?

Our guests are

Steven T. Newcomb of the Shawnee and Lenape Nations. He is the indigenous law research coordinator at the Education Department of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation in San Diego County. He is also co-founder and co-director of the Indigenous Law Institute and author of *Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery*.

Rev. Ken Brown, District Executive for the Pacific Southwest District of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Ken is also a member of the Planning Committee and the Program Development Group for Justice General Assembly 2012.

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