Race, Trauma, and the Doctrine of Discovery

Friday, January 6, 10:30 AM - Friday, January 6, 11:30 AM

Chapel

Presented by: Calvin College

Mark Charles is a speaker, writer, and consultant who works on issues of race, culture, and faith.  He works through the ministry 5 Small Loaves and is a program affiliate with the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship in the area of worship and culture. Mark also works with numerous tribes and indigenous cultures in the United States and around the world on how best to hold onto indigenous cultures, languages, world views and educational models while living in highly Western and assimilated environments.  His desire is to build "cross-cultural relationships of forgiveness, repentance, love and hope that result in walking in beauty with one another and God." He regularly writes on his blog Reflections from the Hogan. He is the son of a Dutch American woman and a Navajo man.