Ahead of the midterm elections, leading experts gathered on September 28, 2022, for the first congressional briefing focused exclusively on Christian nationalism. Interfaith Alliance president Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush facilitated a conversation examining what’s at stake for people of all faiths and none as this anti-democratic ideology gains political and cultural force. Rev. Raushenbush described Christian nationalism as “the single greatest threat to the religious liberty of all Americans to exercise freedom of conscience in matters of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
Hosted in partnership with Congressman Jamie Raskin’s office, speakers included Wajahat Ali, author of Fear, Inc. and Go Back to Where You Came From and Other Helpful Recommendations on Becoming American; voting rights advocate Tayhlor Coleman; Connie Ryan, executive director of Interfaith Alliance of Iowa; and Rev. Dr. Richard Cizik, president of Evangelicals for Democracy.
This briefing took place on Wednesday, September 29, 2022, in 2237 Rayburn House Office Building and can also be found on our Facebook page.