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Robert P. Jones

Robert P. Jones is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Robert P. Jones

What the history of ‘Judeo-Christian’ can teach us about fighting Christian nationalism

By Eboo Patel and Robert P. Jones — July 20, 2022
(RNS) — It’s time to say good-bye to ‘Judeo-Christian’ America, but we can learn from its example.

This Supreme Court’s dangerous vision of ‘history and tradition’

By Robert P. Jones — July 4, 2022
(RNS) — In the South, we know what euphemisms like this one mean — and what they lead to.

The beloved community and the heresy of white replacement

By Robert P. Jones — May 16, 2022
(RNS) — How 'Beyoncé Mass' gave me hope after the Buffalo massacre.

Alito and public opinion reveal link between Roe and broader white Christian nationalist agenda

By Robert P. Jones — May 4, 2022
(RNS) — Attitudes on abortion are strongly correlated with a worldview that denies systemic racism and pines for a 1950s America.

Moving lightly through this world: Reflections on the weight of white Christian innocence

By Robert P. Jones — April 1, 2022
(RNS) — The persistent denial of our own culpability threatens to drown us all.

The sacred work of white discomfort

By Robert P. Jones — January 27, 2022
(RNS) — Holding a more truthful understanding of history gives us more agency, not less.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s hard words for white Christians

By Robert P. Jones — January 17, 2022
(RNS) — King’s exasperation at self-satisfied white Christians holds up a mirror that is still painfully accurate today.

Americans support a high bar for religious exemptions to vaccines

By Robert P. Jones and Eboo Patel — December 20, 2021
(RNS) — For most, the legitimacy of religious objections to COVID-19 vaccination mandates rests on how consistent the current claim is with a person’s previous actions.

It’s the most ‘angry’ time of the year?

By Robert P. Jones — December 11, 2021
(RNS) — A new survey highlights just how angry vaccinated and unvaccinated Americans are with each other today.

Advent, race and the intimacy of Incarnation

By Robert P. Jones — December 3, 2021
(RNS) — If we take the Incarnation seriously, we have a responsibility to build a theology where all of humanity is assumed in the body of Jesus.

Kyle Rittenhouse, whiteness and a divinely ordained license to kill

By Robert P. Jones — November 20, 2021
(RNS) — The danger we're facing goes beyond a rogue killer.

The key to understanding America’s political divides? It’s the culture, stupid.

By Robert P. Jones — November 8, 2021
(RNS) — If we want to heal the soul of the nation and achieve our country, we can’t continue to paper-over racial injustice with economic policy.

Shutting down the manufactured critical race theory ‘debate’

By Robert P. Jones — October 29, 2021
(RNS) — The anti-CRT crusades are the worst form of policy, designed not to redress an actual social problem, but to sow resentment that is useful to political campaigns and culture wars.

7 things white Christians can do to address white supremacy at church

By Robert P. Jones — October 15, 2021
(RNS) — Simply start somewhere, and start somewhere local. 

Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples Day? Getting to the heart of the American identity crisis

By Robert P. Jones — October 8, 2021
(RNS) — This belief in America as a divinely ordained white Christian nation — which has blessed so much brutality in our history — remains linked to denials of our past and support for political violence and anti-democratic sentiment in the present.
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