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White nationalism advocates for a white nation and the protection of white interests. (Photo illustration by Laina Stebbins)

Were the 2022 midterm results a rejection of white Christian Nationalism?

BY: - November 11, 2022

My answer is an enthusiastic maybe, a pastor and advocate says.

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‘Christian nationalism’ talk is getting a lot louder. But what does it really mean? | Analysis

BY: - November 3, 2022

Pa. Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano has not claimed the label -- but he has embraced its tenets.

Rev. Richard Freeman stands in front of Resurrection Baptist Church in Braddock CP Photo: Jared Wickerham

In PGH, faith leaders reject rising Christian nationalism movement

BY: - November 2, 2022

'This isn’t new to me. It’s just louder than I’ve seen it in a long, long, long time,' the Rev. Richard Freeman said.

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New poll is a roadmap to Republican grievance in 2022 | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - November 2, 2022

A new poll provides an eye-opening glimpse into the values and motivations of the modern Republican Party, and the cultural and political forces that will drive the party faithful to the polls on Nov. 8. The latest American Values poll by the Public Religion Research Institute also zooms in on the views of white evangelical Protestants who backed former President […]

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On learning how to forgive and let live | Lloyd Sheaffer

BY: - October 18, 2022

We are becoming a people who do not want to forgive. We are becoming a people who are unwilling to accept or even overlook differences of opinion.

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We’re Pa. clergy. Christian nationalism isn’t Christian. This is why | Opinion

BY: - October 18, 2022

Christian Nationalism is inseparable from the idol of white supremacy in both our past and our present.

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There’s a secular need for the High Holy Days. This is why | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - October 11, 2022

Who doesn’t long to start again? Who doesn’t wish to shed all the mistakes of the past?

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Two women embrace before a Yom Kippur service held outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic in Los Angeles. Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

It’s Yom Kippur. What is the holiday? How is it observed? | Opinion

BY: - October 4, 2022

What does Judaism really say about forgiveness?

Wisconsin group launches effort to counter Christian nationalism in state politics

BY: - October 2, 2022

The Freedom from Religion Foundation wants to convince politicians that secular voters constitute a large and growing voting bloc.

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How Native Americans are making progress in their decades-long struggle for sacred land | Opinion

BY: - October 2, 2022

After years demanding more input into management of their sacred lands, the government finally may be listening.

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Shirts for sale on Jan. 6, 2021, combined loyalty to Jesus and to Donald Trump. Joyce Dalsheim, CC BY-ND

How Christian nationalism is getting written out of the story of January 6 | Opinion

BY: - September 7, 2022

Accountability is important. But we can't forget the ideology driving many of the Capitol insurrectionists.

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What in Jesus’ name? Saving the savior from Christian nationalism | Darrell Ehrlick

BY: - September 2, 2022

The problem seems to be that no one wants to be the critic going up against the formidable combination of both church and state.