Peace Fellowship is excited to host a four-week workshop in June led by Mark Charles, titled, The Doctrine of Discovery, Racial Justice, and the Mission of the Church.

The workshop is an opportunity for us to grow as disciples of Jesus and think through how we — as the people of God in Deanwood — can more dynamically participate in God’s mission to confront and dismantle the racism and xenophobia that has plagued so much of our nation’s history.The workshop will be on each Monday in June (5th, 12th, 19th, 26th). We will serve pizza at 6:30pm followed by the workshop from 7:00 to around 8:30pm. We strongly encourage participation in all four sessions, but please attend as you are able.

The workshop is free and open to the public, but we do ask you to register here. If you would like to contribute a few dollars to cover the cost of pizza each week, that is appreciated but not required.

About Mark Charlesmark_charles

Mark Charles is a dynamic and thought-provoking public speaker, writer, and consultant. The son of an American woman (of Dutch heritage) and a Navajo man, he speaks with insight into the complexities of American history regarding race, culture, and faith in order to help forge a path of healing and conciliation for the nation.  Mark serves as the Washington D.C. correspondent and regular columnist for Native News Online and is the author of the popular blog "Reflections from the Hogan." He serves on the board of the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) and is a former Board of Trustee member of the Christian Reformed Church of North America (CRCNA). Mark also consults with the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship (CICW), has served as the pastor of the Christian Indian Center in Denver CO and is a founding partner of a national conference for Native students called “Would Jesus Eat Frybread?” (CRU, IVCF and CICW).
For those of you who want to know more about Mark’s work, please check out these two articles he wrote for Red Letter Christians:
Doctrine of Discovery: Part I
Doctrine of Discovery: Part II

We are grateful and excited about this opportunity to grow together as the people of God. If you have questions about the workshop feel free to reach out to Drew Strait