Category - nationalism

  • June 9, 2011

    Goshen College, a prominent Mennonite liberal arts institution, has reversed its decision to play the militaristic and nationalistic US national anthem at sports events. Andy Alexis-Baker welcomes the move, after a long process of lobbying which he and others led. Never before have so many Christians - and not just Mennonites or other Anabaptists - stated so clearly that these anthems and rituals have no place in Christian formation, he observes.

  • August 2, 2010

    Welsh politicians have called for the people of Catalonia to be allowed to determine their own future after a Spanish court over-ruled decisions on autonomy.

  • April 23, 2010
  • April 2, 2010

    A leading Mennonite college in the USA has started to play a version of the national anthem. Student David Jost is one of the objectors. He argues that loyalty to the God of Jesus Christ precludes endorsing nationalism and state violence.

  • February 2, 2010

    To consider the possibility that whatever we cherish in our own environment, legends and customs, could have a parallel in the hearts of others, is to begin to mix the mortar that may bind us in solidarity, says Jill Segger. It is this solidarity which rests at the heart of a patriotism worthy of the name.

  • May 18, 2009

    The overwhelming victory of the Congress Party and the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) in the Indian elections is being seen as a decisive victory over communalism and narrow religious nationalism and sectarianism.

  • September 18, 2008

    Christians in Orissa, India, still fear for their lives and security, feeling 'helpless' in the face of persistent attacks from militant Hindu nationalists, says an ecumenical journalist who has investigated the tragedy.

  • March 13, 2007

    There's a good article on Christian political influence (and lack of it) in Scotland today, in the Herald newspaper.

  • March 8, 2007

    The land, hope and glory of Jerusalem is best viewed from the wilderness

  • January 28, 2007

    Hours after a nationalist protester with a handgun made an attempt to hijack a commuter ferry in the Dardanelles strait on 27 January 2007, unidentified attackers stoned at a church in the northern Turkish town of Samsun today (Sunday), the Anatolian news agency has reported.