Kindling Faith: Lazareth Lecture – “What is Christian Nationalism?”
March 20, 2023 - March 21, 2023
White Christian Nationalism is the dangerous belief that America is –and must remain – a Christian nation founded for its white Christian inhabitants, and that our laws and policies must reflect this premise. Such ideologies can lead to the erosion of democracy and the rise of authoritarianism and fascism. Rev. Dr. Pamela Cooper-White, author of The Psychology of Christian Nationalism offers keen insights into the nature of this movement and how critical-thinking Christians can provide a much-needed counter-narrative to this fear-based rhetoric.
SPEAKER: The Rev. Pamela Cooper-White, Ph.D., is the Christiane Brooks Johnson Professor of Psychology and Religion and for the past 3 years served as Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs, at Union Theological Seminary, New York. She also serves as Assisting Priest at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. She earned her MDiv and a PhD in historical musicology from Harvard University, and a PhD in clinical social work at the Chicago Institute for Clinical Social Work.
Prior to serving at Union Seminary, she was the Ben G. and Nancye Clapp Gautier Professor of Pastoral Theology, Care and Counseling at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia, and Co-Director of the Atlanta Theological Association’s ThD program in pastoral counseling; and from1999-2008 she was associate and then full Professor of Pastoral Theology at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (now ULS).
In person on the Philadelphia campus of ULS and livestreamed on the ULS YouTube channel.
This event is free and open to the public. A reception and book signing will follow the event.