Why reparations are always about more than money


(The Conversation) — Between 1904 and 1908, German soldiers and settler colonists killed about half of all Nama people and over 80% of the Herero ethnic group. On May 28, 2021, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas acknowledged that Germany committed genocide in what is today Namibia. Maas’ statement was Germany’s first official description of these … Read more

US Catholic bishops pledge to assist country’s review of past Indigenous boarding schools


(RNS) — U.S. Catholic bishops are “deeply saddened” by the recent confirmation of hundreds of unmarked graves on the grounds of two former residential schools for Indigenous children in Canada, according to a written statement by U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops spokesperson Chieko Noguchi. Bishops are also “following closely” the U.S. Department of the Interior’s … Read more

Evangelical Covenant Church joins list of Protestant denominations rebuking Doctrine of Discovery


(RNS) — The Evangelical Covenant Church became the latest Protestant denomination in the United States to repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery, the theological justification that allowed the discovery and domination by European Christians of lands already inhabited by Indigenous peoples. RELATED: Denominations repent for Native American land grabs Delegates at the Covenant Annual Connection voted … Read more