Healing Haunted Histories: A Settler Discipleship of Decolonization

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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.94 inches | 1.62 pounds

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About the Author

Elaine Enns has worked across the restorative justice field since 1989, from facilitating victim-offender dialogue in the Criminal Justice System to addressing historical violations and intergenerational trauma. With a DMin from St. Andrews College Saskatoon, she trains and teaches throughout North America, and with her partner Ched published the two-volume Ambassadors of Reconciliation: A New Testament Theology and Diverse Christian Practices of Restorative Justice and Peacemaking (Orbis Books, 2009). They codirect Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries (www.bcm-net.org).

Ched Myers is an activist theologian and New Testament expositor working with peace and justice issues. He is a popular educator, animating scripture and literacy in historic and current social change movements. Myers has published over a hundred articles and eight books, including Binding the Strong Man: A Political Reading of Mark's Story of Jesus (Orbis, 1988). He and Elaine are ecumenical Mennonites based in the Ventura River Watershed of southern California in traditional Chumash territory.


"Healing Haunted Histories is a powerful testimony, a prophetic witness, and a humble gesture toward 'saving the soul of America' through deep engagement with our own family stories."

--Rose Marie Berger, Senior Editor, Sojourners magazine

"Rarely is a book so timely, urgent, and compelling. I believe people will feel their hearts woven into the stories, the healing, and the challenge. . . . This book of discipleship, filled with knowledge, insight, and information both practical and revolutionary, has quite a few artifacts from the world to come. I hope that many will be read by it."

--Mark MacDonald, National Indigenous Anglican Archbishop for that part of Turtle Island often called Canada

"Intimate, rigorous, accountable, and transformative, Enns and Myers offer both challenge and accompaniment to white settler Christians striving to bring their whole selves to the necessary work of deep, authentic, and radical solidarity with Indigenous peoples."

--Jennifer Henry, Executive Director, KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives

"Enns and Myers excavate the traumatic impact of settler colonialism and reckon the resulting settler amnesia with a Christian model of restorative justice that foregrounds Indigenous perspectives, experiences, and histories."

--Jonathan Cordero (Ohlone and Chumash), Assistant Professor of Sociology, California Lutheran University