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Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove is an author at Religion News Service.

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The family values we need at the border

By Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove — July 30, 2019
(RNS) — I was raised in the United States by Christians who emphasized the family values of Scripture and exhorted me to be vigilant in resisting worldly forces that tear families apart.

ICE’s War on Christmas

By Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove — November 30, 2018
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) — In 2018 the 'War on Christmas' is an assault led by President Trump and justified by his evangelical enablers.

On Mother’s Day, let’s listen to our moms’ cries for justice

By Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove — May 12, 2018
(RNS) — "We cannot honor our mothers in this #MeToo moment without listening to the cries of generations of women who have suffered sexual violence and domestic abuse because of an unrighteous order that we imagined to be from God," writes Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove.

How the politics behind the bathroom wars hark back to old race-baiting

By Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove — May 19, 2016
(RNS) Officials in many Southern state governments believe the only way they can win re-election is to focus attention on an enemy. Transgender people, it seems, are the scapegoat of 2016.

COMMENTARY: Freedom Summer volunteers inspired by more than just idealism

By Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove — July 10, 2014
(RNS) Fifty years after Freedom Summer, it’s easy to attribute the risks of the militant SNCC and its Freedom Summer volunteers to youthful idealism. But many who were there insist faith played an essential role.

COMMENTARY: Moral Mondays: ‘Democratic tool’ or Great Awakening?

By Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove — June 6, 2014
(RNS) If Moral Mondays are, in fact, the beginnings of another Great Awakening, they promise not only to speak to people in a context of social crisis but also to reshape religious practice in America.
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