Friday's News & Ideas - 9/9/2022
- Religion & birthrates
- Church splits & dividing America
- Defining white Christian nationalism
- Conversion of white believers
- Indigenous tradition on stones
- Power of Elizabeth II
‘God-denying’ women and self-replacing Christians: How religion changes birthrates
Religion News Service: Religion has become a part of the conversation about declining birthrates.
What church splits can teach us about a dividing America
Christianity Today: As in the past, one can learn about our nation’s political divisions by looking at our religious ones.
What does ‘white Christian nationalism’ even mean, anyway?
Sojourners: Sociologists Samuel L. Perry and Philip Gorski explain Christian nationalism as a constellation of beliefs — that the founding of the United States was “divinely inspired” or that God is invested in the success of the U.S. — that manifest in political goals.
Conversion isn’t a ticket out of white supremacy
Religion & Politics: A closer look at white converts who enter more racially diverse religious communities offers a unique opportunity to understand different manifestations of white supremacy that are not tied exclusively to MAGA supporters.
Can these stones live?*
Christian Century: Some Indigenous traditions suggest that rocks are sentient. What does this mean for how we humans relate to them?
The subtle power of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign
The longest-reigning monarch in British history maintained a “blank slate” onto which her subjects, fellow politicians, and the world could project, Vox says.