Investigating the Historic Impact of Euro-Americans on Native-American peoples.
Herein is my plea:
We are all part of the one body, the "body of Christ." Each follower of Christ is in a way, an organic cell that belongs to it while taking on different denominational or national characteristics. Every cell in the human body will carry the same DNA, and yet cells can be grouped together to form very different organs, each with their function and role to play for the benefit of the whole.
What I long for, is to see the Native parts of the Body of Christ in America increasingly find their place(s) in the Body--indigenous expressions included--for the purposes of not only having their dignity restored and for the evangelizing of their own people, but more significantly, so that they can more fully worship their Creator as He intended them to. This is healing! If a part of the Body is missing or is not functioning properly, then the "whole" does not function as it should! That has become my position because of my journey in reconciliation in the divided culture and Church in Ireland and out of my awareness of the wounds my tribe inflicted on the Native Americans because of our colonial exploits.
In this book you will:
"This is a staggering revelation of how our misused Christian faith has been responsible for shaping national policies of domination and exploitation in the British Isles and North America. It is a wake-up call to heal the wounds of history." --Rev. Dr. Russ Parker: Author of Healing Wounded History
Harry Smith and his wife Dorothy, live in Bellfast, Northern Ireland. He was formerly the Director of the Christian Renewal Centre--a residential community for prayer and reconciliation in Ireland. During that time, he wrote another book, Heal Not Lightly. It explores the Covenantal roots which led to the partitioning of Ireland in 1922. He is currently heading up a ministry called Dignity Restored.