Author: Norma Cook Everist

Rev. Dr. Norma Cook Everist is Distinguished Professor emerita of Church and Ministry at Wartburg Theological Seminary. She previously taught at Yale Divinity School. She is a widely known lecturer nationally and globally and has written 14 books, dozens of articles and has been a national columnist.

Religion and Government: Creating Trustworthy Places to be Different Together (Addressing American Civil Religion and Christian Nationalism)

[1] To say “I’m not political: I will remain neutral” is not neutral.  Elie Wiesel said, “Neutrality helps the oppressor never the victim. Silence helps the tormentor, never the tormented.”[i] We live in a time of violent civil unrest.  We live in a democracy, but democracy is fragile. We become discouraged and tempted to become […]