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Abraham Lincoln among those unworthy of honor
Statement by Mark Charles regarding the San Francisco School Board’s decision to deem Abraham Lincoln (among others) as not worthy of having schools named after them.
Whose Blood Covers Systemic, Corporate Sin?
On March 21, 2019, I spoke to students from Mosaic Ministries at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. My topic was "Whose Blood Covers Systemic, Corporate Sin?"
We the People – The three most misunderstood words in US history
We the People - The Three Most Misunderstood Words in US History Mark Charles @ TEDx Tysons Over the years I have had the honor of speaking from many stages throughout the country and even around the world. However, 2 weeks ago was probably one of the most significant, in terms of location, message and... Continue Reading →
From Prophecy to Proverb
The summer of 2018, during the height of the immigration crisis with families being separated at our borders, I had the privilege of speaking at Calvin College to a couple hundred worship grant recipients from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. In a plenary session titled "Learning How to Talk in Proverbs" I was given... Continue Reading →
June Blog Posts
Separating Families? It's What the US has Always Done. There is a crisis going on at our borders. Children are being separated from their families. Mothers are being separated from their babies. Many Americans are beginning to take notice and cry out, but the problem is not getting resolved. Democrats are blaming Republicans who in... Continue Reading →
Video: The Doctrine of Discovery: A Lecture by Mark Charles
I invite all people, especially Americans, to watch this video. But I must warn you, the history contained within will not be easy to hear. The Doctrine of Discovery is seldom talked about in America. Even thought it has shaped and influenced our nation, people, churches and foundations in some very deep and profound ways.... Continue Reading →
Audio: Nightwolf Show (WPFW): Another Discussion on Racism
On Friday May 11, 2018 I had the opportunity to join my good friend Jay Winter-Nightwolf on his weekly show on WPFW in DC. His guests for this show was Professor Dr. Daryl Thorne and three of her students from Trinity College in Washington DC. Professor Thorne teaches a class on Racism. I invite you... Continue Reading →
Calling for a Congressional Censure of President Donald J. Trump
Monday, at a speech in Ohio, President Trump labeled congressional representatives who did not clap for his State of the Union address as un-American and even agreed to call their actions treason. The US Legal Code Title 18 › Part I › Chapter 115 › § 2381 stipulates that anyone found guilty of treason shall: -... Continue Reading →
Public Lecture: A Native Perspective on Columbus Day
On Columbus Day 2017, instead of protesting the Columbus Day ceremony that is held in Washington DC every year, I gave a public lecture to provide a counter narrative to the inaccurate history taught that "Columbus discovered America." In this lecture I lay out the Doctrine of Discovery and conclude with a call for the... Continue Reading →
A Native Perspective on the National Immigration Debate
#DACA, Jobs, #DREAMERS and Borders: Friday, September 1st is the day we are supposed to learn the fate of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). President Trump campaigned on the promise that he would end DACA, and September 1 is the deadline handpicked by several Republican state attorneys general threatening legal and legislative action against... Continue Reading →
The Fleeting Beauty of Fireworks
Fireworks are cool, but they never seem to last very long. Most public shows are between 20 and 30 minutes. And the grand finale, when the majority of the fireworks are launched to light up the sky in a blaze of glory that can be seen for miles, usually lasts only a minute or two.... Continue Reading →
You Don’t Want to Live in a Christian Nation
As many of you know, the Fourth of July, Independence Day, is a conflicted holiday for myself and many other Native Americans. We cannot celebrate a document that refers to us and our community as "merciless Indian Savages." Over the past several years, I have written numerous articles regarding this. On Sunday July 2, the... Continue Reading →
A Native Perspective on Memorial Day
There are four US holidays that, as a native, I find difficult to fully celebrate. The first is Columbus Day. For obvious reasons. The second is Thanksgiving. Do we really need a holiday celebrating a mythical multi-ethnic potluck? The third is the Fourth of July. Because the Declaration of Independence refers to natives as "merciless... Continue Reading →
What if we struck racism and sexism from the Constitution of the United States, actually abolished slavery, and added 2 simple words articulating a value for life?
Because I want our children to live in a country where We the People actually means All the People.