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Doctrine of Discovery

At the January meeting, the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Trustees voted to place a responsive resolution to repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery on the business agenda for the General Assembly. What is the Doctrine of Discovery? Why have our partner organizations in Arizona called for its repudiation? How are we as Unitarian Universalist people of faith called to respond?

Read the Report and Responsive Resolution from the Board on the Doctrine of Discovery (PDF, 5 pages)

Read an open letter from Oren Lyons, Faith Keeper, Turtle Clan of the Onondaga Nation (PDF, 3 pages)

Download a three session Discussion Guide for Considering the Report and Responsive Resolution from the UUA Board on the Doctrine of Discovery. The guide is suitable for in-person and on-line conversations and for individual reflection and journaling.

For more information contact socialjustice@uua.org.