What a New Survey Reveals About White Christian Nationalism
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1M ago
This week on Soul of the Nation, we continue our series on White Christian Nationalism by welcoming pollster Robert P. Jones to the program. Jones is the president and founder of the Public Religion Research Institute, and the author of White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity. The Public Religion Research Institute takes the pulse of Americans each fall on a range of issues at the intersection of religion, culture and politics. This year, they covered attitudes about white Christian nationalism, systemic racism, abortion, gender and gender identity, QAnon, a ..read more
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Four Orientations Toward White Christian Nationalism
The Soul of the Nation with Jim Wallis
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2M ago
This week on Soul of the Nation we continue our series on White Christian Nationalism by welcoming Andrew Whitehead, one of the foremost scholars of the movement in the United States. Andrew is the lead author of Taking America Back for God: Christian Nationalism in the United States, and a sociologist at Indiana University–Purdue University in Indianapolis. Whitehead’s research on Christian nationalism has been featured across several national outlets including The New York Times, NPR, The New Yorker and The Washington Post. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Priva ..read more
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The Historical Roots of White Christian Nationalism
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2M ago
Yale University sociologist and author Phillip Gorski explains how White Christian Nationalists wove together stories from the Bible to create a theological justification for white supremacy, how current economic and political conditions have created a perfect storm for White Christian Nationalism to thrive and why it is not just a fringe movement. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info ..read more
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How White Christian Nationalism Threatens Democracy
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3M ago
A political ideology is rising that distorts the Christian faith and America’s constitutional democracy — and poses dangers to both. This episode features an live event sponsored by Georgetown’s Center on Faith and Justice with: The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church; Amanda Tyler, executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee; Dr. Samuel Perry, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Oklahoma.  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info ..read more
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Why Racism Still Makes Sense to White Folks
The Soul of the Nation with Jim Wallis
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5M ago
On this very special episode of The Soul Of the Nation, we revisit our conversation with best-selling author Heather McGhee which was recorded in July of 2020 during the aftermath of the George Floyd murder and the beginning of the onslaught of COVID-19. How did white people justify racism for so long in this country? Heather McGhee, talks with Rev. Jim Wallis about the legacy of racism in the United States and the lies that allow America’s original sin to be perpetuated to this day. “The whitewashing and posthumous glorification of our society's agitators allows for contemporary people t ..read more
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White Too Long: How Racism Lives in the DNA of White Christianity in America
The Soul of the Nation with Jim Wallis
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5M ago
In this very special episode of Soul of the Nation, we revisit our conversation with Robert P. Jones, from July 2020. Robert P. Jones, CEO and founder of the Public Religion Research Institute and the author of White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity, speaks with Rev. Jim Wallis about how white American Christianity and white supremacy collaborate throughout our nation's history.  Jones says, "[Racism is] very, very deep in [white Christian] theology and it's going to take more than a couple of potlucks with the African American church down the street. It's ..read more
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How Universal Voting Could Save American Democracy
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5M ago
E.J. Dionne, Jr. a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, syndicated columnist for the Washington Post, and Georgetown University professor explains how universal voting could help alleviate some of the deeper problems plaguing our democracy, including voter suppression, rampant polarization and political apathy.  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info ..read more
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What Latino Voters Want
The Soul of the Nation with Jim Wallis
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6M ago
This week on the Soul of the Nation, Jim Wallis speaks to Mark Magana, founder and CEO of GreenLatinos, a network of Latino environmental advocates, about why more than 80% of US. Latino voters say the global climate crisis is their greatest–or one of their greatest–concerns. Jim and Mark also spoke about how unprecedented barriers are being erected to disenfranchise Latino voters in several key states across the country and why some Latinos broke for Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election.  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://a ..read more
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Anne Nelson Shines a Light on the Shadow Network
The Soul of the Nation with Jim Wallis
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6M ago
Anne Nelson, author of Shadow Network Media, Money, and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right, discusses the conservative think-tank, the Council for National Policy (CNP), and its lingering effects on the greater, modern American political landscape. Nelson goes on to discuss how the collapse of local media in rural parts of the country has given way to the CNP’s tactic of creating a “parallel universe of information”: “And he [CNP co-founder Paul Weyrich] says, what we have to do is pull people away from institutions like higher education, like public schools, like professional journalism, and ..read more
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Why White evangelicals fell hard for Donald Trump
The Soul of the Nation with Jim Wallis
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7M ago
Why White evangelicals fell hard for Donald Trump  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info ..read more
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