World Council of Churches statement on the Doctrine of Discovery

I just heard today that the World Council of Churches (WCC) has made a recent statement on the Doctrine of Discovery.

You can read the full statement here: http://www.oikoumene.org/?id=8650

The executive committee of the WCC posted the statement on-line February 17 but at this time it is uncertain whether this means it is now an official statement of the WCC or whether it will need to be considered and adopted by the entire body of the WCC before it becomes an official WCC position.

The Doctrine of Discovery is also going to be addressed by the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues May 7-18, 2012 at its annual meeting in New York City.  http://social.un.org/index/IndigenousPeoples/UNPFIISessions/Eleventh.aspx

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