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Wednesday, 10 February 2020
10am PT, 1pm ET (US, Canada) / 6pm UTC / 8pm Palestine

Around the world, colonialism destroys lives, shatters communities, and obliterates the human rights of indigenous peoples through subjugation and enslavement, land theft, plunder of natural resources, and erasure of native culture and language.

On February 10th, MFSA and UMKR bring together four speakers to address the past destruction and present dangers of colonialism facing their peoples.
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Native Americans have been subjected to centuries of ethnic cleansing and genocide and their struggle against loss of land and heritage continues today throughout the North American continent.

Millions of Africans were enslaved by colonialists who conquered their homelands and stripped their natural resources, and the legacy of interference and exploitation continues today.

In a country steeped in the legacy of Spanish, American and Japanese colonialism, indigenous Filipinos are courageously struggling to protect their land, their human rights and their lives.

Settler colonialists have seized more and more of historic Palestine since the early 20th century; today they control the lives of millions of Palestinians under brutal apartheid regime.

How can we meaningfully reject the sin of settler colonialism
and support these liberation struggles?

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Michelle Dromgold-Sermen,  MODERATOR
Former UMKR Intern, PhD candidate in Sociology, University of North Carolina

Rev. Alvin Deer
Native American, Retired Clergy in Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference, UMC


Rev. Lloyd Nyarota
Zimbabwean, Clergy in the Zimbabwe East Conference, UMC

Rev. Armando Arellano
Filipino, Clergy in the East Ohio Conference, UMC

Ata Manasra
Palestinian, Director of the Wadi Foquin Community Development Project, former Mayor of Wadi Foquin, West Bank, Palestine

See what the United Methodist Church says about Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples


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