- Dec 7, 2019
After the violence in Charlottesville at an alt-right rally, the question for the Church is what next? A priest suggests one thing that seems simple but is actually quite difficult and absolutely necessary is for the hierarchy to start talking about the issue of race.
After influencing Southern Baptists to speak out on race-related matters two years in a row, Rev. Dwight McKissic said work on the issue is far from over. He welcomes the selection of Florida pastor H.B. Charles as the first black president of the SBC’s Pastors’ Conference earlier this week, and the continuing election of people of color to other one-year terms of leadership.
Two PhD candidates at Catholic University argue that no Christian can support the alt-right, which they see as a toxic blend of racism, xenophobia, sectarianism and isolationism, all of which stand in stark contrast with core principles of Christian social thought.