Movie Night: The Doctrine of Discovery, Unmasking The Domination Code

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Join us in the Forman House to see The Doctrine of Discovery, Unmasking The Domination Code directed by Sheldon Wolfchild.

This documentary brings to the big screen an amazing and little known story: The first Christian people to locate lands inhabited by non-Christians ("infidels, heathens, and savages") claimed the right to assert a right of domination to be in themselves.

The documentary points out that the traditional teachings of original nations and peoples form an alternative to the dehumanizing domination system of Christendom. Theologian Luis Rivera-Pagán, who is interviewed in the film, points out in his book A Violent Evangelism: The Religious and Political Conquest of the Americas (1992), that an accurate history must account for the theological and religious justifications for claims of domination over the original nations and peoples. Rivera-Pagán talks about the devastating effects of “the absolute devaluation of one’s being,” or, in other words, dehumanization. The film calls upon the Holy See at the Vatican to revoke the papal decrees that set into motion the domination system, and points out that the values and teachings of original nations are a sacred path for all Life.

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Fri, Nov 15, 2019 - 7:15pm - 9:00pm
Forman House
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