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Connections Calls: Ways of Knowing – Western Science, Indigenous Knowledge & Christian Faith

Connections Call from Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Focus: Western Science, Indigenous Knowledge, and Christian Faith: How Can Various Ways of Knowing Find Common Ground?


Listen to Johanna Bernu, a scientist (who happens to be in 8th grade) and Descendant of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in Minnesota. She will share her experiences of conducting research on the disinfectant properties of water lilies using Ojibwe knowledge alongside euro-centric scientific processes. We will also reflect on the intersection of faith and science as expressed by fellow Lutheran from the The Chippewa Cree Tribe of Rocky Boy in Montana, Loni Taylor.  Listen in to her perspective in this piece (click) from our friends at the Lutheran Alliance for Faith, Science and Technology

Links/resources mentioned during this call:

We Still Live Here (link to review videos from MakePeace Productions)

Books Johanna referred to:
Plants Used by the Great Lakes Ojibwa[e]
Indian Herbology of North America

Relevant Posts:
Connecting Science, Faith & Service Ideas

We are looking to add resources to this collection (click) and urge you to explore them and thoughtfully integrate the act of repudiating the doctrine of discovery in your Creation Care efforts. 

LAMPa Director Testifies on Methane Reductions

Statement of the Rev. Amy Reumann, Director, Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in Pennsylvania at the EPA Hearing on Proposed Methane Emissions Reduction Rule for Oil and Gas Operations.

Push Congress to improve clean air standards” (OpEd piece from The Capital Times, Madison, Wisconsin.)

ELCA Advocacy Updates

The National ELCA Office of Advocacy offers updates from what’s going on in our capital and news from various affiliate offices around the country. Be sure to stay up-to-date with your area by signing up for these – CLICK HERE.