The Doctrine of Discovery was a legal and philosophical document that justified European sovereignty over Indigenous lands and peoples. In Yours, Mine, Ours, over 40 authors from diverse backgrounds wrestle with this legacy. How was Christian faith and practice used to aid centuries of Indigenous dispossession? What are the present-day responsibilities of Settler Christians? What are the ways forward?
Among the contributors is Alison Brookins, a student at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary who has tackled the Doctrine of Discovery in a new media. She is developing a one-act play which takes a fresh look at these issues. Read about Alison and her performance, Discovery: A Comic Lament on the AMBS website.