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The Reconciliation Working Group was formed in 2019 by then Conference Minister Gabrielle Chavez



Kealahou Alika

Joyclynn Costa

Wayne Higa 

Meleanna Meyer

Linda Rich 

David Turner 






True reconciliation has to begin with trust, and trust has to begin with listening. For over two centuries, the proclamation of the Good News that was brought to our shores by our New England forebears drowned out the existent spiritual wisdom of wā kahiko (ancient Hawai‘i). Utilizing the sacred act of a shared meal, interpreted with the elements and na'auao (wisdom) particular to Hawai‘i, panelists who are members of the Reconciliation Working Group will engage in an interactive process of mutual listening and exploration of the shared spiritual wisdom inherent in all people of faith. (Source: 2020 ‘Aha Pae‘āina workshop)

 A Litany for the Bicentennial
(written by the Hawai‘i Conference Reconciliation Working Group)

Hawaiian Bicentennial Resolution
(written by the Hawai‘i Conference Reconciliation Working Group)

On commemorating the 200th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in the Hawaiian islands and celebrating the ongoing relationship between the United Church of Christ and the Hawaiian host culture.


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