Taize, Lakota nation and the suffering of Jesus

Taize with the Lakota

Taize is an ecumenical monastery in Burgundy, France. The Lakota are an American Indian nation on a reservation in South Dakota, USA. You might not expect them to feature in the same story, but recently they did. It is a moving story.

New insights

Jason Micheli joined more than a thousand pilgrims attending a Taize gathering, this time not in France but on the Pine Ridge Reservation, at the invitation of Lakota nation.

During a time of worship centred around the cross, he had some insights into the cross, human suffering and oppression.

I came across them on Tony Jones’ blog, Theoblogy, and then back on Jason’s blog Tamed Cynic. I felt they needed to be shared.

Check it out. I think you’ll find it worthwhile.

Photo taken from Theoblogy


2 thoughts on “Taize, Lakota nation and the suffering of Jesus

  1. unkleE says:

    Thanks, I did find it interesting, especially praying at Wounded Knee. In Australia the early white settlers treated our indigenous people in similar fashion, and we have similar sites where dirty deeds were done, and the indigenous people face similar problems.


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