Join us Sunday after worship at noon on ZOOM with Robby Jones, author of White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity
This presentation, based on his new book, will document how white Christians—from evangelicals in the South to mainline Protestants in the Midwest and Catholics in the Northeast—have not just been complacent or complicit; rather, as the dominant cultural power, they have constructed and sustained a project of protecting white supremacy and opposing black equality that has framed the entire American story.
Drawing on lessons gleaned from case studies of communities beginning to face these challenges, Dr. Jones will argue that contemporary white Christians must confront these unsettling truths because this is the only way to salvage the integrity of their faith and their own identities. His presentation will include an urgent call for white Christians to reckon with this legacy for the sake of themselves and the nation.
Robert P. Jones is the CEO and founder of Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) and the author of White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity. Jones writes regularly on politics, culture, and religion for The Atlantic online, NBC Think, and other outlets. He is frequently featured in major national media, such as CNN, MSNBC, NPR, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and others. He holds a Ph.D. in religion from Emory University and a M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of The End of White Christian America, which won the 2019 Grawemeyer Award in Religion.