Faith & Social Justice: In the spirit of Richard Overton and the 17th C. Levellers

Nationalism & Patriotism

Patrik Hagman, interviewed in a previous Peace Blogger interview, has written a nice post deconstructing nationalism and patriotism from his context in Finland.  While I am not entirely certain that military recruitment is the sole purpose of a sense of national identity (it can also help people work for the common good; negatively, it can be used by “natives” to discriminate against recent immigrants), I think the dangers of nationalism for CHRISTIANS, who are supposed to have loyalties which transcend borders, are clear.


June 6, 2007 - Posted by | theology

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