NIFEA Webinar / UNFPII Side Event on “Spirituality, Earth and the Right to Self-Determination”
In the context of the United Nations Permanent Forum (UNFIFI) to be held from April 19-30, the webinar will reflect on how the association of the three ‘Cs’ of capitalism, colonialism and Christianity enhances the experience of exploitation. The marginalization has deepened. And the displacement of many tribal communities. Team members are expected to share a social understanding of wealth, equality, land and spirituality, while emphasizing the importance of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC). In addition, team members will explore their own perspectives on indigenous peoples and their contributions to building a living economy, compensation, restoration and the Earth as a living, as well as alternative and holistic visions of prosperity and development. All creative.
- Dominic Mark McDonaldAnd this Archbishop of the Anglican Church in Canada
- Dominic Shephen Kernel, Director of the Comprehensive Program for Native Americans for the United Methodist Church in the United States. He is an active participant in the United Nations Permanent Forum on Internal Affairs and is a cultural trainer and member of the Hilfie Celebration Ground.
- Marcus Briggs Cloud Co-director of Equan-Yepolekwin, an eco-indigenous village community in Viojukpa, Alabama.
- Elvira Rome Cabo A tribal woman from Papua has partnered with Diwan Adat Papua (Papua Consumer Council / DAP), an indigenous people’s organization that represents and protects indigenous issues in Papua.
- Joachim Solano, A native theologian and activist from the Panamanian nation of Gunamale.
- Rev. Mary ValkaAnd this High Priest of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Finland.
- Naomi WolfAnd this Tribal Theology Project Officer at Theological University and a member of the NAIITS Committee, a tribal learning community.
- Reverend Dr. Ferdinand Ano, Tribal Bishop of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines teaches theology and worship at the Union Theological Seminary-Philippines.
- Inatoli Ii, Sumi is a tribal woman from Nagaland, India. She holds diplomas from the Princeton Theological Seminar in the United States and the Protestant Theological Seminar in the Netherlands, and her work seeks to involve the emancipation of indigenous peoples in the emancipation of women.
- Meet Everest, Belonging to the Patwa community of Burundi. He has worked with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to promote the rights of indigenous peoples in Burundi.
- Jane Peter, Maluku is the pastor and deputy director of research and development at Maluku Protestant Church in Indonesia. She works with tribal communities and is passionate about environmental justice.
- World Council of Churches
- Worldwide Association of Reformed Churches
- Lutheran World Federation
- Wealth Methodist Council
- World Mission Council
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