“It was the right name—for a time. But the social environment is so different,” says Ron Sider, Founder and President-emeritus. In the wake of the Trump presidency, ‘evangelical’ has become increasingly conflated with certain political movements that don’t accurately reflect the values ESA was founded upon and has held for almost 50 years.
Ramsey says she works “solely with evangelicals to shed light on how Christianity has been hijacked by nationalism and white supremacy long before Trump.”
I refuse to abandon a word that is biblical and has a wonderful history,