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Robert P. Jones

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

All Stories by Robert P. Jones

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.

White Christian nationalism found fertile soil in post-9/11 America

By Robert P. Jones — September 22, 2021
(RNS) — Since the Bush era, the attitudes of Republicans, including white evangelicals who comprise the party’s base, have increasingly aligned with a worldview rooted in centuries of white supremacist theology.

Removal of Robert E. Lee leaves Arthur Ashe as Richmond’s remaining witness

By Robert P. Jones — September 8, 2021
(RNS) — A statue of the tennis great has outlasted the Confederate generals on Monument Avenue.
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