Al Jazeera is a well known English speaking news service in the Middle East. Recently they explored Christian Nationalism in the United States by interviewing Katherine Stewart. Stewart has published and written about the Christian right in politics. This post just pushes this Al Jazeera interview.
“Christian nationalists have betrayed what might have been their strongest suit. Christianity, as most people understand it, has something to do with loving our neighbours. But leaders of this movement have thrown in their lot with a bunch of selfish economic reactionaries who tell us we don’t owe anybody anything.”
For you make me glad by your deeds, Lord; I sing for joy at what your hands have done.
Al Jazeera is a news channel located in Doha, Qatar which is in the Middle East. Qatar is a peninsula off the Arabian Peninsula in the Persian Gulf. It was one of the first English speaking news channels in the Middle East and has quite an influence. From time to time I will watch Al Jazeera. When Osama Bin Ladin was killed in May of 2011 the first news channel I turned to was Al Jazeera to see what perspective they would give. This blog believes in diversity and at looking at things from different perspectives. That said the other day I was reading Al Jazeera for news and I noticed an interview they did with Katherine Stewart. Katherine Stewart writes about Christian nationalism and evangelicals and politics and is based out of New York City. Her newest book about evangelicals and politics is called, “The Power Worshipers: The Dangerous Rise of Christian Nationalism.” This blog is going to encourage people to read Al Jazeera’s interview of Katherine Stewart. You can read that interview in, “The Power Worshippers: A look inside the American religious right.”