Tohono O’odham Nation

Tohono O’odham Nation

WHO WE ARE We are a people who inhabit the Sonoran Desert in southwestern Arizona and northern Sonora, Mexico. Our Nation’s lands cover almost 3,000,000 acres. Before European contact, our people traveled extensively throughout Arizona and Mexico hunting and gathering...
Becoming the Beloved Community: Pascua Yaqui

Becoming the Beloved Community: Pascua Yaqui

WHO WE ARE Culture is an important element with all Yaqui communities and bonds both Christianity and Yaqui spirituality in the hope for a better view of the world and morality. An example of Yaqui spirituality is the iconic symbol of the deer and the deer dancer who...
The impact of the Doctrine of Discovery

The impact of the Doctrine of Discovery

In this edition of the Beloved Community, we focus on the Doctrine of Discovery. Although we have focused on the Doctrine before in worship, in other editions of the Beloved Community, and now in our October Wise Wednesday series (check it out this Wednesday, October...
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15), we offer these videos and articles. “Origin of Hispanic Heritage Month”— video “Credera Listens: Exploring Hispanic Identity, Intersectionality, and Culture”—a video and article highlighting the...
SEASON OF CREATION: Environmental Racism

SEASON OF CREATION: Environmental Racism

What it is: a form of systemic racism whereby communities of color are disproportionately burdened with health hazards through policies and practices that force them to live in proximity to sources of toxic waste such as sewage works, mines, landfills, power stations,...