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 →
H.R. 3326 (111th): Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010 Apology to Native Peoples of the United States Sec. 8113. (a) Acknowledgment and Apology- The United States, acting through Congress-- (1) recognizes the special legal and political relationship Indian tribes have with the United States and the solemn covenant with the land we share; (2) commends... Continue Reading →