How Evangelical Christians Risk Setting the Middle East on Fire
Opinion

How Evangelical Christians Risk Setting the Middle East on Fire

The recent arrival of Africa’s most popular televangelist preacher, TB Joshua, to address thousands of foreign pilgrims in Nazareth produced a mix of consternation and anger in the city of Jesus’s childhood.  There was widespread opposition from Nazareth’s political movements, as well as from community groups and church leaders, who called for a boycott of…

Prophecies and Politics: How US evangelical Christians Pushed for Jerusalem Move
Opinion

Prophecies and Politics: How US evangelical Christians Pushed for Jerusalem Move

God is not a real estate agent, the former bishop of Jerusalem said in response to US evangelical support for recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Evangelical advocacy for Israel is a political position rooted in theology, experts say. President Donald Trump went against the advice of allies and warnings of foes and announced…

Trump and the Christian Fascists
Opinion

Trump and the Christian Fascists

Donald Trump’s ideological vacuum, the more he is isolated and attacked, is being filled by the Christian right. This Christianized fascism, with its network of megachurches, schools, universities and law schools and its vast radio and television empire, is a potent ally for a beleaguered White House. The Christian right has been organizing and preparing…