The Psychology of Christian Nationalism

How do we overcome polarization in American society? How do we advocate for justice when one side won’t listen to the other and cycles of outrage escalate? These questions have been pressing for years, but the emergence of a vocal, virulent strain of white Christian nationalism has made it even more urgent that we find a way forward — and Pamela Cooper-White offers us tools to do precisely that in her brilliant new book: The Psychology of Christian Nationalism: Why People Are Drawn In and How to Talk Across the Divide.

In three brief, incisive chapters Dr. Cooper-White uncovers the troubling extent of how Christian nationalism has woven itself into our national tapestry, explores its deep psychological roots, and discusses ways in which advocates for justice can safely and effectively attempt to talk across the deep divides in our society.

Join us for a three-part study group exploring this important book and considering how we can be agents of change in this critical time of both challenge and opportunity.

Wednesday evenings: October 12, 19 and 26 — 6:00 to 7:15 p.m.

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