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Christians Against

Christian Nationalism

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The threat of Christian nationalism is not new. But this movement, which promotes the idea that to be a real American you must be Christian, is growing with a dangerous intensity. It’s not only behind the push for bills that advance a revisionist historical view of the United States and promote government-sponsored religious exercise; it also has inspired religious hate crimes, arson and deadly attacks on houses of worship. The same thing is happening abroad.

There’s no time to waste. We need a strong response from the Christian community. We must loudly denounce Christian nationalism as a distortion of our faith and a divisive force in our country — one that poses a threat to religious freedom for all.

 

If you agree, sign the statement and join Christians from all denominations to take a powerful stand.

Podcast series: The dangers of Christian nationalism
In 2019, the BJC Podcast explored Christian nationalism, talking with a variety of experts about what it is, how it appears in our culture and what Christians are doing to speak out against it.

The 10 episodes can provide a deeper dive on the topic, and we have discussion guides available if you want to use the podcast series in a group setting.

This podcast series ran from July-October 2019. Subscribe to the BJC Podcast on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, Spotify, Google PodcastsStitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Additional Resources

What is Christian nationalism? (PDF)
1-page overview and how researchers measure the political ideology

Video: Democracy and Faith Under Siege: Responding to Christian Nationalism
Watch a recording of this presentation featuring Bishop Michael Curry of the Episcopal Church, Bishop Elizabeth Eaton of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Professor Andrew Whitehead, and Amanda Tyler of BJC. (January 27, 2021)

Curriculum: Responding to Christian Nationalism
This 3-lesson curriculum provides a deeper dive into the dangers of Christian nationalism and is intended for churches and other small discussion groups.

NPR: Faith leaders speak out against Christian nationalism
Conversation with BJC’s Amanda Tyler and the Rev. Michael Mills, broadcast July 4, 2021

Video: Confronting Christian Nationalism in Your Congregation
Watch a recording of a webinar for congregations in the Southwest on dealing with questions about Christian nationalism that dominate the news and invade worship spaces. (February 26, 2021)

An attack done in Jesus’ name
By Amanda Tyler (January 8, 2021)

Choosing Christianity over Christian nationalism
By Amanda Tyler (June 5, 2020)

Threat of Christian Nationalism Has Reached High Tide
By Amanda Tyler
EthicsDaily.com

Statement against Christian nationalism garners 10,000 signatories (and counting)
Latest News by Don Byrd

Christians Against Christian Nationalism playlist on BJC’s YouTube page