From Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary: Trail of Death


A Pilgrimage of Remembrance, Lament and Transformation

What is the role of remembrance in work for justice and peacemaking? How do communities find healing from historical trauma? What are the responsibilities of those whose faith or biological ancestors were complicit in violence against Indigenous communities? These are some of the questions that emerge on this pilgrimage of lament, remembrance and transformation.

This Trail of Death pilgrimage remembers the traumatic history of the 1838 forced removal of about 850 Potawatomi people from their ancestral homelands in northern Indiana by state and federal militias. Participants will enter into a journey of deep lament over the violence caused by white settler colonization, ultimately seeking what new paths God opens for repair today.

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