Celebrating Native American Ministries at General Conference

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During the General Conference Session in Tampa, attendees will participate in an Act of Repentance service, which serves as a spring board into four years of education about and the healing of relationships with indigenous persons.

The primary goal of the April 27 service is to foster a deeper understanding of the injustice done to all indigenous people.

The Rev. Stephen Sidorak Jr., general secretary of the General Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns (GCCUIC), said history has not been kind to the 32 million indigenous peoples in the world, but he hopes that this service will begin a process for United Methodists that can help create change.

Sidorak is responsible for the service and answered questions for the United Methodist Reporter. You can read his full interview here.