This edition of ReligionLink provides background on what Christian nationalism is, stories that show how it is influencing politics worldwide and experts to help reporters and readers better understand its heady mix of ideological politics and national identity.
Carolyn Gallaher is senior associate dean in the School of International Service at American University. Her research is on organized violence by nonstate actors and urban politics.
Clayton Crockett is a professor in the department of philosophy and religion at the University of Central Arkansas and director of the interdisciplinary religious studies program there. He regularly teaches courses on exploring religion; philosophy of religion; religion, science and technology; and religion and psychology. He has authored or edited a number of books, including […]
Jeffrey W. Robbins is professor of religion and philosophy at Lebanon Valley College, where he also serves as director of the American studies program. He is a member of the board of directors and a research fellow of the Westar Institute, where he directs the ongoing academic seminar on “God and the Human Future,” and […]
David Elcott is Henry and Marilyn Taub Professor of Practice in Public Service and Leadership and the director of the advocacy and political action specialization at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service. His work has focused on civic obligation, community building, and interfaith and ethnic activism. He is the author of Faith, Nationalism […]
Nilay Saiya is assistant professor of public policy and global affairs at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research concerns the influence of religion on global politics. He is author of the book Weapon of Peace: How Religious Liberty Combats Terrorism.
João Chaves is associate director for programming at the Hispanic Theological Initiative and assistant professor of evangelism and mission at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He has written on migration, evangelical history in the U.S. and Brazil, and on evangelicals’ relationship to politics in the Americas.
Carly Machado is a professor of anthropology at the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ). With Patrícia Birman, she coordinates the Distúrbio-UERJ Research Group (Devices, Urban Plots, Orders and Resistances).
In this edition of ReligionLink, we try our hand at predicting some of next year’s big religion news themes and tease out the kinds of stories journalists, commentators and analysts might be working on, talking about or sharing with one another in 2023.