Roots and Resistance: Uneasy Relations between White Nationalism and Christianity
Our nation finds itself in an ethically troublesome situation as white nationalist and far-right extremist groups have become more brazen and violent in the past several years. This seminar will provide a frame and grounding for emerging research into and a platform for community education around the resurgence of activities by hate groups with a special focus on the impacts on minoritized religious communities.
This discussion will surface the uncomfortable relationships between Christianity, white nationalism, and far-right ideologies, as well as identify the ways in which Christian individuals and movements are disrupting these relationships.
- Chrissy Stroop; Co-author of “Empty the Pews: Stories of Leaving the Church”
- Brian Shivers; Senior Associate Pastor for Spiritual Life at Second Presbyterian Church Indianapolis
- Rob Saler; Research Professor of Religion and Culture, Associate Dean for Evaluation, and Executive Director of the Center for Pastoral Excellence at Christian Theological Seminary Indianapolis