January 22, 2023

Members of the Blue Hills Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship in Rice Lake will take a deeper look into the history of the European conquest of the Americas, guided by the research of Dr. Kent Shifferd on Sunday January 22nd. Kent will consider “Bullies Justice:  Terra Nullius and The Doctrine of Discovery” during the 10 a.m. Service

The Doctrine lays out a rationalization for the theft of indigenous lands;  even as we are aware that we live in the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe people, many of us find it shocking to hear the bold words of Pope Nicholas V., 1455, granting “Free and ample faculty … to invade, search out, capture, vanquish and subdue all Saracens and pagans whatsoever, and other enemies of Christ.”

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All who seek insight are welcome at BHUU, 230 W. Messenger in Rice Lake.  The 10 a.m. Service can be accessed via Zoom;  the link is sent to members, but others interested may request it from patriciashifferd@gmail.com.  Wearing masks is optional for those attending in person, although recommendations of the CDC are followed;  we do expect all to be fully vaccinated.  Gathering for fellowship & coffee after the service is encouraged.   https://bluehillsuu.org