September Is the Month of Remembrance

September is the month of remembrance for Indian Boarding Schools for the ELCA’s Truth and Healing Movement. 

September 21, 2023 |

September is the month of remembrance for Indian Boarding Schools for the ELCA’s Truth and Healing Movement.

The ELCA’s Truth & Healing Movement is an opportunity for members of the ELCA to increase our understanding of our colonizing impacts on Indigenous people in the past and present. There are several opportunities to learn, raise awareness, and engage in other ways to impact hearts and lives across this church. We believe that the truth—and our knowing and embracing it—is the first step toward healing for all of us. As a church, we are committed to understanding our role in this tragic and sinful history so that we can journey toward healing together.

Many of the previous offerings are available on the ELCA Indigenous YouTube playlist as recordings.

Upcoming offerings* and other events are:
*Indian 101Thursday, September 28 @8-10 p.m. Eastern
National Day of Remembrance for Indian Boarding Schools—Saturday, September 30

National Day of Remembrance for Indian Boarding Schools. As a Church, we are committed to understanding our role in the tragic and sinful history of Indian boarding schools so that we can journey towards healing together. You are encouraged to wear an orange shirt and/or raise an orange flag on September 30 and post a photo on social media using the hashtags #ELCA #TruthAndHealing #DayOfRemembrance. Order your orange shirt today!

Indigenous Peoples Day—Monday, October 9
Killers of the Flower Moon (film directed by Martin Scorsese)—
Friday, October 20 @select theaters 
*Settler Narrative
Thursday, October 24 @8-9 p.m. Eastern
         *Click to join; no registration is necessary.

 

Attribution:

Synod Staff

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