Monacan Indian Nation of Virginia
Jesus said that it doesn’t matter if we worship on this mountain or that mountain, but only that we worship in spirit and in truth. And in both spirit and truth, we acknowledge that we worship on a land that was stolen from the Monacan people, which was then forcibly worked by a stolen people kidnapped from Africa. The beautiful, sacred tribal cultures from both continents were fractured and the people scattered as a result of this grave injustice. We cannot change the past. So, today, may we bring a little healing to this pain caused by these egregious wrongs through authentic worship to our Creator and loving service to our fellow human beings. May we lift one another up in compassionate care, and at the same time may we work tirelessly towards justice and restoration, God’s tikkun olam. Amen.
We at Church of the Covenant have made an intentional, ongoing monetary commitment to the Monacan Indian Nation as a form of tribute and support to the Monacan people.
Our community commits to honor the Monacan people by living in harmony as loving neighbors, striving for racial justice through advocacy, and becoming channels of healing through justice.