For the last few years, a voice has reemerged from America’s hate-filled past that is deeply rooted in a twisted view of the Christian Faith. It is tied to concepts of White Authoritarianism. It is called White Christian Nationalism.
We find ourselves in a new phase of our contestation with the anti-democratic forces of White Christian Nationalism. It is playing out in our election cycles. Having for decades used the mechanisms of democracy to advance their anti-democratic aims, key sectors of the Right have amassed sufficient power to polarize our nation, cement lies, and encourage violence. They have mobilized a political movement that is a vehicle of oppression. This has to stop.
For many of us, as people of faith and moral courage, we know full well that this is not the story of faith. You can’t be a Christian and be a white nationalist. Perhaps for ‘such a time as this’ has POWER Interfaith been called.
Along with our sister organization POWER Interfaith, we will host the “Freedom Express” bus tour across the State of Pennsylvania October 18th – November 4th, 2022 . This tour is about Restoring Faith in Democracy, helping people imagine a Pennsylvania where we all thrive, and calling out the bad actors financing oppression by supporting White Christian Nationalist causes.
Over the last month and a half, we have worked with POWER Clergy and Allies in every chapter to help plan every aspect of this tour. Stops are scheduled in Philadelphia, Pottstown, Bucks County, Allentown, Lancaster, and Harrisburg, with more stops added daily.
In the State of Pennsylvania, we are working to unite the Voices of people of Faith and moral courage to Dream Big, and Build a New Pennsylvania. We are also calling out the evil of White Christian Nationalism that is working to prevent that dream from becoming a reality. This only works when we choose to do it together.