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Wed 7

July 7, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

For God and Country – How Christians Are Addressing Christian Nationalism and its Role in Divisions and Polarization in the United States

Alliance for Peacebuilding

Location: Online

Many scholars and reporters noted the overt symbols of Christian Nationalism on display at the January 6th Capitol insurrection. The events brought into sharp focus the role of Christian nationalism on divisions and polarization in the United States. This session will explore Christian nationalism (and Christian nationalists) and their role in driving divisions and toxic polarization. The session will also address what Christian groups are doing to address these divisions and build peace.


  • Christy Vines, President and CEO of Ideos
  • Brian Zahnd, Founder and Lead Pastor of Word of Life Church
  • Martin Brooks, President, Peace Catalyst International
  • Saurav Upadhyay, Research Manager – Learning & Evaluation, Alliance for Peacebuilding (Moderator)

This event is part of AfP’s ongoing webinar series, Preventing and Reducing Conflict and Instability in the United States: Shaping What Comes Next, discussions with leading peacebuilding and conflict prevention experts, donors, and policymakers from across the country.