Katherine Stewart: Power Worshippers:the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism

  • 3/08/2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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  • Katherine Stewart: Power Worshippers:the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism

    This is an online event hosted by Humanists and Freethinkers (HFFC). Registration is required by clicking on the Zoom link.

    Katherine Stewart just wrote an acclaimed up-to-date book on religious nationalism and church state issues, “The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism”.

    She is Investigative Journalist appearing in NYTimes, The Nation , Daily Beast, The Guardian. National speaker for Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

    For too long the religious right has masqueraded as a social movement preoccupied with cultural issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage.

    But in her deeply reported investigation, THE POWER WORSHIPPERS: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism, Katherine Stewart reveals a disturbing truth: This is a political movement, and its ultimate goal is power. It does not seek to add another voice to America’s pluralistic democracy but to replace our foundational democratic principles and institutions with a state grounded on a particular version of Christianity, answering to what some adherents call a “biblical worldview.”

    The movement has already succeeded in degrading our politics and dividing the nation with religious animus. This isn’t a “culture war.” It is a political war over the future of democracy.

    Katherine Stewart is an investigative reporter and author who has covered religious liberty, politics, policy, and controversies over the separation of church and state for over a decade.

    Her latest book, THE POWER WORSHIPPERS: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism (Bloomsbury), is a rare look inside the machinery of the movement that brought Donald Trump to power, taking readers inside key gatherings and strategy meetings and introducing them to the movement’s most intriguing personalities. Stewart’s journalism appears in the New York Times op ed, the Washington Post, NBC, and The Atlantic among others.

    THE POWER WORSHIPPERS has received high praise from dozens of publications including the Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, the Boston Globe, and Democracy Journal among many others.