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Facilitator: Tom Robinson, J.D.

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Tom is a retired attorney and also a retired political science instructor. He is enjoying his first year of being retired from both professional responsibilities. We are delighted he is willing to not retire from presenting in the adult education program at Covenant.

This week he is going to acquaint us with the history of the Church’s relationship with native peoples in the era of colonization and focus his attention more fully on the history of the United Methodist Church’s relationship with native peoples in the United States. This is what he says about this week’s session:

“This class is designed to further our understanding of the relationship between the Church and native peoples. Methodists have been asked to engage in a process of learning, healing, justice and repentance regarding that relationship. Bishop Stanovsky has signed a Petition by the Native American International Caucus of the United Methodist Church committing the church to atone for the damage done to native people through church-managed Boarding schools. This class is designed to engage in that process out of love and respect for those children and native families that did not survive this program of assimilation into the dominant culture.”

Please join us for this very enlightening session. We will begin the class approximately 10 minutes after the worship service ends.

P.S. If you would like to listen to Pat McCormick’s two sessions on the Epistemic Crisis, go to Youtube. In the search box type in: Covenant United Methodist Church in Spokane. You will see the two lectures, and you can watch and listen to them.

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