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Christianity and white supremacy

Stop telling Black people to pray for Donald Trump

By Andre Henry — October 5, 2020
(RNS) — The charge to pray for stricken leaders has often been turned against oppressed people, and the Bible makes clear it's acceptable to decline.

Demonizing white evangelicals won’t solve our political divisions

By Arthur E. Farnsley II — September 24, 2020
(RNS) — White evangelicals are certainly complicit in our history of systemic racism and nationalism, but transparent prejudice against them offers no way forward for any of us.

How American Christianity became white

By Simran Jeet Singh — July 23, 2020
(RNS) — Because it’s enshrined in the First Amendment, we presume religious equality is manifest in our society as well. A new book by Khyati Joshi examines white Christianity’s role in upholding whiteness.

Why white nationalism tempts white Christians

By Jemar Tisby — May 1, 2019
(RNS) — Too often Christian individuals and institutions act as if general statements condemning bigotry and saccharine assertions of racial and ethnic equality are sufficient to combat white nationalism. They are not.

How to think about Christian terrorism

By Julie Ingersoll — May 1, 2019
(RNS) — According to a manifesto posted online, the suspect in the attack on a synagogue near San Diego believed that hate is biblical — a view found in the teaching of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, the tradition he was raised in.

It’s time for Christians to confront white supremacy in our churches

By Timothy Isaiah Cho — May 1, 2019
(RNS) — Our tradition has not done enough to provide a clear message that makes a white supremacist choose whom to follow this day – Jesus or whiteness.
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