Posts Tagged ‘indigenous people’

Elder to elder: Indigenous woman to Pope

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Anitalia Pijachi, (pictured) an indigenous woman from the Amazonian town of Leticia, Colombia, came to the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon bringing a message from the elders of her people to Pope Francis, an elder of the Catholic Church. The first Europeans to arrive in the Amazon were “invaders,” she said. “They never asked Read more

Episcopalian bishop raises Maori flag in USA

Monday, July 24th, 2017

A  flag carried by 1998  Hikoi of Hope marchers now hangs in the office of the Episcopalian bishop of the diocese of North Dakota in the USA. Bishop Michael Smith holds it up as a symbol of progress made by Maori and as an emblem of the partnerships formed between Anglicans in Aotearoa and Episcopalians in Read more

NZ Anglicans attend conference on indigenous issues

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Last month a small delegation of New Zealand Anglicans attended the biennial Anglican Indigenous Network (AIN) conference which was held in New York. Before the Conference, the delegation met with former Prime Minister Helen Clark, who is now the Head of the United Nations Development Programme. The delegation also met with New Zealand’s Permanent Representative to Read more

Call for Pope to debunk papal bulls that backed colonisation

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Pressure is growing on Rome to explicitly reject a series of 15th century papal bulls and decrees that justified the colonisation of indigenous peoples. The Leadership Conference of Women Religious in the United States is calling on Pope Francis to clarify and repudiate any remaining legal status of what is known as the “Doctrine of Read more