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Forthwith, "The People Called (United) Methodist" are being summoned to substantive dialogue, even "holy conferencing," about a tragic history that resulted in what was described by George E. Tinker as the "cultural genocide" of Native Americans and indigenous peoples throughout the oikoumene, the whole inhabited earth. In short, we are being called to confession. It is incumbent upon us to struggle spiritually with the ecclesiological implications attendant to this Act of Repentance and to provide ample and compelling evidence of demonstrable denominational contrition for our collective responsibility.
The Rev. Dr. Stephen Sidorak, GCCUIC General Secretary
In the days ahead, we will provide stories and resources for to assist United Methodists in finding ways to undertake Acts of Repentance to Native and Indigenous Peoples.
Here are two videos of interviews from Ware's Chapel in Anadarko, Oklahoma. Ginny Underwood is the videographer.These links lead to the GCCUIC YouTube Channel and may contain other items over which GCCUIC has no control and does not endorse.
Listening Session One
Listening Session Two
Oklahoma State Student Interview
Click Next for the Mission and Goals of the GCCUIC Ad Hoc Task Force on the Act of Repentance.