QRT #134 – “Friends and Watershed Discipleship: Reconciling with People and the Land in Light of the Doctrine of Discovery,” by Cherice Bock

Cherice Bock of Portland Seminary

Is your Friends group asking questions right now about Quakers’ complicity in racism and colonialism, and wondering what Quakerism might look like if we truly lived out our testimonies in areas such as peace, equity, and justice?

Cherice Bock of Portland Seminary digs into these questions in her article, “Friends and Watershed Discipleship: Reconciling with People and the Land in Light of the Doctrine of Discovery” in our most recent issue, QRT #134.

She models deep critique of aspects of the Quaker story from a European American perspective, awareness of personal and communal history in regards to poor treatment of people and land, and commitment to learning and growing as disciples in our watersheds through repentance, reparation, and participatory community. How are Friends engaging this intersectional work in your community? Order your copy here.

This paper was originally presented as part of the panel, “Quakers & Pentecostals in a Colonized World,” a joint session of the Quaker Studies Unit and the Pentecostal & Charismatic Movements Unit at the American Academy of Religion conference in San Diego, CA, November 2019.

QRT #134 – “Friends and Watershed Discipleship: Reconciling with People and the Land in Light of the Doctrine of Discovery,” by Cherice Bock

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