AUGUSTA — REACH will sponsor a free public workshop — Decolonization and the Role of Faith Communities from 9 a.m. to 4 pm. Saturday, June 24, at the Unitarian-Universalist Community Church of Augusta, 6 Summer St.

This workshop is intended for people of faith who wish to understand the destructive impacts of colonization and take actions to repair the harms to Indigenous people, the land and creating a more just and compassionate society.

Discussion, facilitated by the Revs. Carie Johnsen and Maggie Edmonson, films and activities will explore the role of churches in the colonization of the US and the disproportionate and lasting brunt borne by Indigenous peoples. Participants will be asked to identify acts of decolonization that can repair harm, promote justice and heal relationships.

The workshop will provide beverages and snacks, but participants are advised to bring a brown bag lunch.

To sign up for the workshop, visit For more information, visit [email protected].