Some thoughts from the Chaplain

For the past two days, in the Church Center for the United Nations,  we’ve heard the enduring effects  of colonialism on indigenous peoples the world over.   We’ve heard stories of those from India, from Peru, from Columbia, from El Salvador, from the U.S., from Taiwan, from many, many parts of the world.   What is astounding is the common story of what it is to be on the “downside” of a  form of thinking, a form of the economics, of politics, of language which determines in its essence that there will be winners and losers — Its interesting to reflect upon systems in which it takes a majority to win…..when annihilation, divide and conquer, dispersement, displacement, and required migration  of communities is part of the policy.

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