Our colleagues at Religions for Peace: USA have done some great programming with a set of partners relevant to preserving democracy. We at the Temple of Understanding urge everyone to vote and be inspired by faith voices to preserve democracy.

Christian Nationalism and Ongoing Threat to Democracy in US.

Countering Political Violence with Faith: Rapid Response in the 2022 Midterms

Religions for Peace – USA writes,

The Religion and Democracy webinar series was developed to respond to violence and threats to our democracy with faith, truth, and our collective and diverse faith traditions. The focus of this series was to ensure that we, as people of faith and conscience, are equipped and enabled to protect our democracy and keep each other safe.

The attendees generated a thoughtful set of links to online resources, listed below. Note especially Rev. Carter Heyward’s interview on her new book.


Dr. Andrew Whitehead’s book “Taking America Back for God”

Pew Report released October 27, 2022

Coping with Nationalisms 4-part series by Fr. Tom Bonacci of the Interfaith Peace Project, and the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County

Register for Nov 6, 2022 webinar on “The History and Importance of Voting: An African-American Perspective”

Frontline: “Michael Flynn’s Holy War”

Link to a 90-minute presentation and conversation with scholar theologian Rev. Carter Heyward about her new book, “The 7 Deadly Sins of White Christian Nationalism”

Truth and Democracy Podcast: “From Q to Christian Bogeyman: How Propaganda Divides Us”

The Religion of American Greatness: What’s Wrong with Christian NationalismPhilip Gorsky and Samuel Perry, “The Flag and the Cross: White Christian Nationalism and the Threat to American Democracy.” Oxford, 2022

Faithful America

Christians Against Christian Nationalism

The Holy Post Podcast Episode 531: “What’s Wrong with Christian Nationalism? with Paul D. Miller” discusses Miller’s book analyzing and critiquing Christian nationalism. This is an Evangelical podcast often at odds with and critical of the current Evangelical establishment.

David Hollinger has a new book “Christianity’s American Fate: How Religion Became More Conservative and Society More Secular”

Share This