At the meeting of the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council held last weekend, House of Deputies President Gay Clark Jennings addressed the church’s responsibility to stand against Christian nationalism.
“The use of Christianity to advance white supremacist extremism did not begin in 2016, and it did not end at noon on Wednesday. This violent and exclusionary movement is on the rise in the United States, and those of us who believe that God is calling us toward a very different vision, toward the Beloved Community, have a special responsibility to stand against it. If we will not tell the world that it is not Christianity, then who will?” Read her remarks.
At the meeting, Executive Council passed a resolution that reaffirms the church’s rejection of white supremacy, acknowledges the church’s past complicity with racist systems and asks the Office of Government Relations and the Office for Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Relations to develop a plan for the Episcopal Church’s holistic response to Christian nationalism and violent white supremacy, and report its progress to the next meeting of Executive Council. Read more from Episcopal News Service.