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We Must Speak Out: Christian Leaders on the White Nationalist Rally

We Must Speak Out: Christian Leaders on the White Nationalist Rally

This weekend, hundreds of alt-right white supremacists descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, to hold a “Unite the Right” rally. Their stated goal was to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from a park. Their rally, which consisted of neo-Nazis, heavily armed militia members and KKK members, also consisted of openly racist chants, Nazi flags and calls for white supremacy.

One counterprotester was killed and more than a dozen others injured when one of the white supremacists drove his car into a crowd. Two police officers were killed when a helicopter assigned to monitor the rally crashed nearby.

Today, many Christian leaders are speaking out against the protest and hatred. Here’s a look at recent tweets about opposing racism, standing up against injustice and working to end white supremacy. (Note, this piece will be updated throughout the next several days.)

Austin Channing

Writer and speaker.

Dr. Russell Moore

President, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, author.

Joshua Dubois

Writer, consultant, former head of White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

Kay Warren

Author and speaker.

Jen Hatmaker

Author and speaker


Recording artist.

Trillia Newbell

Author and speaker.

Jeremy Courtney

Cofounder and executive director of the Preemptive Love Coalition.

Sarah Bessey

Author and preacher.

Eugene Cho

Pastor, activist and author.

Lisa Sharon Harper

Author, speaker and activist.


Shane Claiborne

Author, speaker and activist.

Beth Moore

Author and speaker.

BJ Thompson

Speaker and director of Build a Better Us.

Rev. Khader El-Yateem










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