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January 19, 2022
How Do We Confront White Christian Nationalism?
While it’s only one feature of the authoritarianism increasingly on vivid display in this country, it’s critical to understand.
Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis
December 31, 2021
Remembering the Real Desmond Tutu, 1931–2021
Celebrated in death by his former foes, Archbishop Tutu had the gift not just of courage and righteousness but also of timing.
December 29, 2021
The Fierce Love of the Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis
Middle Collegiate Church burned down, but its senior minister says the global response showed how “the theory of fierce love is actually practiced in real life.”
April 5, 2021
Crowdfunding Hate in the Name of Christ
Right-wing extremists have found a safe haven on GiveSendGo, the “#1 Free Christian Crowdfunding Site.”
March 19, 2021
A Mainstream Mass Murderer
Emerging evidence about the Atlanta shooter paints a picture of young man imbued with distressingly common American ideas about race and gender.
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January 11, 2021
Rev. Raphael Warnock’s Bend-the-Arc Faith Is Precisely What the Senate Needs
A historic Senate runoff victory in Georgia has given America a measure of progress that should be cherished and built upon.
November 16, 2020
The Long and Terrifying History of the Blood Libel
A new history by Magda Teter tracks the spread of the pernicious myth and the role new technologies and communication tools played in its dissemination.
August 27, 2020
America’s Holy War Comes to the RNC
Biden’s religion of good works is battling Trump’s Christian nationalism.
May 20, 2020
Religious Fundamentalists Are Making the Pandemic Worse
In the US and abroad, leaders are putting faith before good science.
December 23, 2019
True Religious Faith Demands an Unwavering Rebuke of Trumpism
Prophetic Christianity insists that faith must speak up for the vulnerable. To revive the heart of democracy, this nation needs a revolution of values.
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II