The United States was founded on the notion of freedom of religion, and yet today, a growing number of people believe the country should be rooted in Christian values, causing concern that Christian nationalism is becoming a threat to our democracy. Join our distinguished panelists to learn why we should be paying attention to the rise of Christian nationalism and what can be done about it. They also discuss how Christian nationalism overlaps with white nationalism and intersects with antisemitism, racism and other forms of hate and extremism.
Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons, communications director at Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty (BJC) and a member of the leadership team of BJC’s Christians Against Christian Nationalism campaign
Katherine Stewart, investigative reporter and author of The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism
Eric K. Ward, executive vice president at Race Forward
Robert Siegel, Moment literary contributor and former senior host of NPR’s All Things Considered.
This conversation is part of a program series sponsored by Moment Magazine and THE WNET Group’s reporting initiative–Exploring Hate: Antisemitism, Racism and Extremism
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