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Act of Repentance
November 12, 2016 @ 2:00 am - 2:00 pm
“…And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
– Micah 6:8
Across the history of the United States of America, we have seen persecution of innocent people. Innocent, indigenous people have been ridiculed, displaced and murdered. In many cases, good Christian people were silent.
As a part of our desire to follow the path that Micah laid before us, “to act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with our God,” we seek to participate with our Native American sisters and brothers in an Act of Repentance on November 12, sponsored by Bishop McAlilly and the Tennessee and Memphis Conferences. Please come as we offer our prayers to our Creator, seeking to repent for the sins of our fathers and mothers.
A walk to visit to nearby Kellytown, one of the last saved sacred Native American sites, will follow the service.
About Our Guest Speaker: Ray Buckley is of Lakota/Tlingit/Scots descent. Ray is one of several Native leaders profiled in As Long As the Waters Flow: Native Americans in the South and East by Frye Gillard, and The Power of Eagles: Nature’s Way to Individual Accomplishment by Twyman L. Towery.
Buckley is the interim Director of the Center for Native American Spirituality and Christian Study. Buckley has served The United Methodist Church as a staff member of The United Methodist Publishing House, Director of the Native People’s Communication Office for nine years (UMCom), and Director of Connectional Ministries for the Alaska Missionary Conference. He is the author/illustrator of five books and most recently Buckley wrote Hard to Dance with the Devil on Your Back and contributed to New Dawn in Beloved Community.