Act of Repentance Toward Reconciliation with Native and Indigenous People

As we gather for Annual Conference this year, one of the things we will be doing is taking some time to share together in an Act of Repentance Toward Reconciliation with Native and Indigenous People.  As most of us are aware, the history of violence and oppression perpetrated upon Native and Indigenous people is a sad and tragic one and one that continues in too many ways even into this current moment.

As I have read through the material that has been made available to all of us, in preparation for this event at Annual Conference, I have been struck again by the need for repentance and a fresh step towards action and reconciliation.

So, what I am going to do here today is give you the link to this information on the 2016 Michigan UMC Annual Conference website and cut my Castings piece short.

I trust you will take the time to read through this material as we all prepare our hearts and minds for this important first step at Annual Conference.

http://2016.michiganumc.org/programs/first-steps-native-americans/

Peace,
Bill