Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery

The Doctrine of Discovery has been used to justify European and U.S. colonialism against the peoples of Africa, the Americas, and the Caribbean for roughly 600 years. Today, it is embedded in U.S. culture, public policy, and religious life -- which makes dismantling the Doctrine crucial to decolonizing efforts and collective liberation. 

Authentic Ministry collaborates with many people and entities to dismantle the Doctrine -- telling truths of the past, revealing its legacies in the present, and practicing ways of life that make a more honest, just, and sustainable future possible.