Christian Left Conference - Creation, Land, and Indigeneity: Resistance on Turtle Island and Beyond

Date

Date of Event: 
August 5, 2022 to August 6, 2022

Time

Where

Online Event

Contact Info

ec.events@utoronto.ca

Event Details

Emmanuel College’s Centre for Religion and Its Contexts, Trinity–St. Paul's United Church, and the Centre for Philosophy, Religion and Social Ethics of The Institute for Christian Studies are hosting the third Christian Left Conference, August 5–6, 2022. This year's theme is "Creation, Land, and Indigeneity: Resistance on Turtle Island and Beyond."

Keynote Speakers

Conference Focus

Resistance to colonization and efforts in self-determination among Indigenous peoples across the globe are currently generating widespread and increasing awareness. The scope and urgency of these struggles for justice raise a number of questions for scholars, activists, and community members. How are Indigenous histories, traditions of storytelling, and ways of knowing challenging dominant Eurocentric narratives, epistemologies, and ways of thinking? How is the category of “Indigeneity” appealed to across the diversity of global efforts in decolonization, and how does this category function in the processes of identity construction? What is the significance of land among Indigenous resistance movements, as the subject not only of political and legal disputes but of historical and theological narratives? How are the historical, theological and biblical-hermeneutical developments of the Christian Left interrelated with Indigenous resistance, and how can the struggles of both contexts become mutually informing?

Registration information to come. Visit the event website here.