Tackling the Truths of a Toxic Movement

Join us for a three-week study group exploring the what, why and how of Christian Nationalism – offered by the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles’ Engagement Across Difference initiative in a Zoom meeting format.

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 book “The Psychology of Christian Nationalism: Why People Are Drawn In and How to Talk Across the Divide.

Facilitated by the Reverend Canon Susan Russell, the study group will meet on three successive Wednesday evenings — October 12, 19 & 26 from 6:00-7:15 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time.)

Registration information — including links to order the book and sign up for the Zoom link — is available on the diocesan website.

Compiled as part of the ongoing commitment to the work of engaging across difference by the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, the study guide is also available as a PDF for those who wish to convene discussion groups in congregational or community settings. You can download it here.

We hope it will be widely used as we work together to both understand and engage with this toxic distortion of the Good News of God in Christ Jesus permeating our national discourse and threatening to dismantle our constitutional democracy.

For further information about that work or this resource, please reach out via email to srussell@ladiocese.org.

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