Christian Nationalism poses a significant threat to American democracy, and many of the issues we at Faith Commons are involved in are ancillary to this destructive movement.
This year, we were honored to co-sponsor the 2023 Herbener Lecture Series with The Luther Center of North Texas.
Rev. Pamela Cooper-White shared insights from her book The Psychology of Christian Nationalism: How People Are Drawn In and How to Cross the Divide.
After her lecture, she was joined onstage by Rabbi Nancy Kasten from Faith Commons and Amanda Tyler from Christians Against Christian Nationalism for a discussion moderated by Rev. George Mason.
Although tolerance is no doubt a step forward from intolerance, it does not require new neighbors to know anything about one another. Tolerance can create a climate of restraint but not one of understanding. Tolerance alone does little to bridge the chasms of stereotype and fear that may, in fact, dominate the mutual image of the other. … It is far too fragile a foundation for a society that is becoming as religiously complex as ours.
Diana Eck, A New Religious America – How a “Christian Country” Has Become the World’s Most Religiously Diverse Nation (Harper Collins, 2001).
ELLEN WESTERVELT BOEHMER