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Presentation on "Christian Nationalism" with author Jim Wallis

Presentation on "Christian Nationalism" with author Jim Wallis

Friday, April 05, 2024, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Address: United Methodist Church of Whitefish Bay, 819 E. Silver Spring Dr, Whitefish Bay, WI US 53217

Presentation begins at 6:00 pm

Jim Wallis, author of several books, including God's Politics, appears at the United Methodist Church with his latest work, The False White Gospel, in which he argues that the answer to bad religion is true faith that will help refound democracy. This event is cohosted by Milwaukee Inner-City Congregations Allied for HopeWISDOMBay Bridge Wisconsin, and Boswell Books.


Jim Wallis argues that it’s time to call out genuine faith - specifically the "Christian" in White Christian Nationalism – and invite all who can be persuaded to reject and help dismantle a false gospel that propagates white supremacy and autocracy. Wallis hopes, with his new book, to raise up the faith of everyone and help those who are oblivious, stuck, and captive to the dangerous ideology and idolatry of White Christian Nationalism. Wallis turns his attention to six iconic texts at the heart of what genuine biblical faith means and what Jesus, in the gospels, has called upon his followers to do. Wallis asks anew: do the faithful believe these teachings or not?

Garry Wills, author of What the Gospels Meant, says: "Using religion to bless hate is the supreme blasphemy. If you don't believe that, read this book. If you do, urge others to read the book." And from Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner: "I am comforted and inspired by this book."

Jim Wallis is the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Chair in Faith and Justice at Georgetown University and the Director of its Center on Faith and Justice. He served on President Obama’s first White House Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. In 2022 and 2023, Washingtonian magazine named Wallis one of the 500 most influential people shaping policy in DC.

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