Elizabethtown addresses “Christian Nationalism”

Elizabethtown (Pa.) Church of the Brethren voted unanimously to run a full-page advertisement in the Sunday edition of the Lancaster, Pa., newspaper. The statement, titled “The Perils of Christian Nationalism,” was written “in response to the Christian Nationalism that we encounter daily in our communities and nationwide,” said pastor Pamela Reist.

Those who worked on writing the statement included Donald Kraybill, a renowned scholar and expert on the Amish and other Anabaptist and pacifist groups, as well as the congregation’s chair for Witness, among others.

“We are getting a lot of feedback, overwhelmingly positive,” Reist reported.

See the complete statement by Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren here.