Kaitlin Curtice

Kaitlin Curtice is an author at Religion News Service.

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The American church needs to reckon with its legacy in Indigenous boarding schools

By Kaitlin Curtice — June 24, 2021
(RNS) — The American church will not be able to hide from its history of complicity in the treatment of Indigenous peoples — and the ongoing colonization Indigenous peoples continue to face today.

Changing the Washington NFL team’s name is something, but not enough

By Kaitlin Curtice — July 13, 2020
(RNS) — While this decision is a big one, it’s not enough to show that Indigenous peoples have a place in this nation and that we never deserved the genocide, hate and oppression we have faced. 

Looking to an Indigenous flood story for lessons on grieving during the pandemic

By Kaitlin Curtice — April 24, 2020
(RNS) — Like Original Man after the flood, we are surveying a devastated world and asking what life will look like on the other side.

Grief hides in the church bathroom

By Kaitlin Curtice — February 20, 2019
(RNS) — We chose to grieve together in that moment instead of holding things together for the sake of others’ comfort.

The spiritual legacy of Doom

By Kaitlin Curtice — December 11, 2018
(RNS) — I experienced a combination of terror and awe: gun in hand, destroying demonic monsters and those who guarded them anytime they came into our path.

Missions: Is it love or colonization?

By Kaitlin Curtice — November 27, 2018
(RNS) — We can take a quick look at the history of America and see why a people group would oppose outsiders who come in the name of Jesus. Missionaries and colonizers often worked hand in hand, leading to genocide, colonization and assimilation done in the name of Jesus.
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