Lake Junaluska will host the 2012 Native American Tribal Social Justice Issues Conference June 29- July 1. Richard Twiss, a member of the Rosebud Lakota/ Sioux Reservation in South Dakota will headline the event.
Twiss is the author of “One Church Many Tribes- Serving Jesus The Way God Made You” and will speak about the dispelling myths and stereotypes that plague the Native American Community. Twiss brings forward a vision for Native people to be embraced as co-equals in the life of the greater denominational church.
One of highlighted topics at this year’s conference is the cultural difference among tribes. It is important to celebrate the Native American spiritual expression of the gospel of Jesus Christ in culturally honoring ways. Participants of the 2012 conference will identify Native American communities of the South Eastern Jurisdiction and will learn to be in ministry with Native America not to Native America.
“We are very excited about this year’s conference and would like to invite anyone who is interested in what is happening in Native American communities and the expression of ceremony in the gospel of Jesus Christ to attend,” said Catherine Nelson, Interim Director of Native American Ministries.
For more information regarding the 2012 Native American Tribal Social Justice Issues Conference visit www.lakejunaluska.com/native-american-justice or call 828-454-6697.
Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center is an agency of the Southeastern Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church. The mission of Lake Junaluska is to be a place of Christian hospitality where lives are transformed through renewal of soul, mind, and body.