While some strive to keep America great, and others strive to make America great (again), I propose the better, and more pressing work, is to ensure We the People actually means All the People (for the first time). ~Mark Charles
Audio: Temptations of Greatness On January 22-23, 2017, Mark Charles spoke at Imago Dei Community Church in Portland, OR. (v2 includes analysis of 2016 Presidential Campaign)
Mark Charles spoke at the Calvin College January Series in Grand Rapids, MI on January 6, 2017. Audio: Race, Trauma and the Doctrine of Discovery Video: Race, Trauma and the Doctrine of Discovery
On January 8, 2017 Mark Charles spoke to Church of the Servant in Grand Rapids, MI. Audio: Temptations of Greatness (v1)
Mark Charles spoke at Common Hour at Franklin and Marshall College on October 12-13, 2016. Video: "A Native Perspective on the Buried History of America"
Mark Charles spoke Tuesday evening, August 2, 2016, at the Creating Options Together™ 2016 Conference at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota Video and Audio: "Doctrine of Discovery"
In February 2014, Mark Charles spoke at Renovation Church in Buffalo, NY. Video: "Embracing the Discomfort of our Diversity" This presentation also includes my definition of the Navajo Time Perception (at the 22 minute and 45 second mark).
In Sept. 2013, Mark Charles spoke at Calvin College Chapel. Video: "Power and Authority" This is a presentation regarding the difference between worldly power and spiritual authority as it is seen in the Gospel of Mark chapter 6.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0M8HyQRAX8 Through my family I have been blessed with a huge legacy of faith. It is not something I have earned, nor is it something I deserve. It is a gift, and one that I must honor and use wisely. A few years ago, during a board meeting of the Christian Reformed Church of North... Continue Reading →
CNN Navajo man wants the nation to hear its official apology by Moni Basu, CNN December 19, 2012 Indian Country Today Does a Silent Apology Really Say ‘We’re Sorry’? By Lise Balk King December 3, 2011 Indianz.com Mark Charles: Starting the conversation for US reconciliation MONDAY, MAY 7, 2012 Mark Charles: US 'apology' to Indian people goes... Continue Reading →
The Invitation (Archived from 2012) Join the Conversation for Reconciliation: December 19, 2012 Page 45 of the 2010 Department of Defense appropriations bill (H.R. 3326) contains an apology to Native Americans on behalf of the citizens of the Unites States. This apology is buried in a 67 page bill that has never been clearly communicated... Continue Reading →