Episcopal Church continuing to work on Doctrine of Discovery

The Episcopal Church adopted a resolution in 2009 repudiating the Doctrine of Discovery.  At it's next
tri-ennial conference, in July 2012, it is now considering, and might already have adopted, a resolution that all church dioceses should study the impact of the Doctrine on persons of color, and questions about racial discrimination, racial profiling, and other acts of oppression.
 
The resolution seeks "volunteer dioceses to develop appropriate written guidance about how a diocese may effectively document and explain the church’s historical role, negative and positive, in connection with the treatment of people of color, including African Americans and Native American people, as a
result of the now-repudiated Doctrine of Discovery."
 
The Anti-Racism Committee is advocating for the resolution to address people of color who have experienced and continue to experience oppression because of policies and practices grounded in the Doctrine of Discovery.
 
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