Palm Sunday special service at Lima Mennonite, Sunday, March 24, at 6:30 p.m. Lima Mennonite (1318 Main St., Lima, Ohio), together with Salem Mennonite in Elida, will host Sarah Augustine, co-founder and co-chair of the Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery Coalition. Her presentation will focus on understanding the Doctrine of Discovery, a set of laws rooted in the 15th century that gave Christian governments the moral and legal right to seize lands they “discovered,” despite those lands already being populated by indigenous peoples.

The Doctrine of Discovery still has far-reaching implications for indigenous people and the settlers who inhabit their lands today. Sarah, who is a Pueblo (Tewa) descendant, is the author of the book The Land is Not Empty: Following Jesus in Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery. To learn more about Sarah Augustine and the Doctrine of Discovery visit