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UCC Addresses Colonialism, Genocide as Part of Pilgrims' Legacy


As the country prepares to observe Thanksgiving, more people of faith are confronting and acknowledging our history and critically examining Christians' role in the genocide of the native people who were living here. The United Church of Christ (UCC) has made available online several resources for churches who wish to learn more about what really happened since the arrival of the Mayflower and what we can do to start or continue to make amends.


Read more and access resources HERE.


“The good news is that we have the capacity – and the teachings – to behave differently,” Gallagher said. “We have a faith that teaches us humility, repentance, relationship and community. We have a set of core values and ethics that can be called upon to overcome the self-serving, power seeking, dominating values we have claimed and perpetuated for so long.

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