Columbus or Indigenous Peoples’ Day

In 1937 Congress and President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared October 12 a federal holiday.  I grew up knowing it as Columbus Day in honor of Christopher Columbus. In recent years pushback from the Native American community has led numerous communities to rename it as Indigeneous Peoples’ Day, now noted on calendars as the second Monday in October. I have a vested interest in this issue for two reasons. I now live in the city named […]

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Ford, Kavanaugh, Columbus Day -social justice

Ford, Kavanaugh and Columbus Day

. . .and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free. (John 8:32) I’ve been debating whether or not to chime in on the national conversation about the Dr. Ford/Judge Kavanaugh hearings. The story of our country includes the narrative that our European ancestors came here to escape the tyranny of a hierarchy of royalty and high-ranking church leaders. When the Europeans settled here they essentially recreated that hierarchy with different […]

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