Christian Nationalism, Project 2025, and further threats to our democracy

Reservations required; no charge
Saturday, March 16th, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Includes a continental breakfast

Many Christians don’t realize that Christian Nationalism is not a positive Christian or theology stance for citizens or government. If Christian is the first word…they assume it must be good. Our culture is confused about the difference between patriotism and nationalism. Patriotism is “Love of Country;” it has no political agenda. Nationalism is an ideology that works toward: “One Christian God, particularly one white God that will be the religious authority for governance of the country.” This ideology contends there should be no separation of church and state. The Heritage Foundation, among other groups have penned a 116-page document, “Project 2025” about the goals to change the structure of our United States three branch government and other crucial changes that could challenge our democracy. They are not shy about their agenda and moving toward autocracy. Whether one identifies politically as Democrat, Republican or Independent we each carry the responsibility to make informed choices regarding key issues in our country. This presentation is open to the public.

The two hours will give history of Christian nationalism and the movement’s current agendas with opportunity for dialogue and sharing. An extensive bibliography will be sent to participants via email; or a personal copy upon request (address required). Kay Klinkenborg, a member of The Church of the Palms, will facilitate this two-hour presentation and dialogue. For those who are not familiar with Kay; she has facilitated classes in Sun City since 2018 on similar topics: White Supremacy, White Privilege, North American Indigenous Genocide, Anti-racism, Implicit Bias, “Othering” used as marginalization of BIPOC, Caste Systems, etc. She is a Spiritual Director and member of Spiritual Directors International, author and poet. She is a retired RN; Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, and a Clinical Member of AAMFT. She was adjunct faculty for University of Illinois-Springfield prior to retirement.

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