Randy Woodley | Embracing Ethnic Diversity & Learning from Indigenous Communities

Dec 26, 20150 comments

Randy Woodley & Graham Hill discuss embracing ethnic diversity & learning from Native American, First Nations, Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander, and Indigenous Christians.

Randy Woodley is a descendent of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians. He and his wife Edith lead a local Native American gathering at their home. They’ve developed a holistic model of service among Native Americans, out of which grew a 50 acre sustainable farm and Christian community. In this community, the Woodleys taught sustainability, eco-justice, microeconomics, leadership, and mission. In 2008 they gave up their farm and were forced to disband the community due to violence from local White Supremacists.

Randy Woodley is a founding member of the North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies. He’s passionate about emerging faith expressions, diversity, eco-justice, reconciliation, mission, and First Nations, Native American, and Indigenous peoples.

See Also

Terry LeBlanc on how Native North American and Indigenous peoples worldwide challenge and enrich the global church. CLICK HERE.

Brooke Prentis on what Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices say to Australian church and society, and on her passion and hope for the Australian church. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander wisdom is needed today, if the church is to reclaim integrity, community, and witness. CLICK HERE.

Ray Minniecon on what it means to be authentically indigenous and authentically Christian. He challenges the Australian and global church to listen to what Jesus is saying to us through Indigenous faith and Christianity. CLICK HERE. 

Jocabed Reina Solano Miselis on how Indigenous, Aboriginal, Frist Nations, and Native American voices offer a new way of understanding relationships, with people and the earth, in contrast with modern capitalist ways of life. CLICK HERE.

Randy Woodley on embracing ethnic diversity, and learning from Native American, First Nations, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and Indigenous Christians. CLICK HERE.

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Books

Don't forget to buy Graham Joseph Hill's books:

  1. Healing Our Broken Humanity
  2. Global Church
  3. Salt, Light, and a City (second edition)

 

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