Painting of people in an inner circle surrounded by an outer circle in red white and blue, text reads Effects and Echoes, The impacts of White Nationalism on the Religious Community

Our nation finds itself in an ethically troublesome situation as white nationalist and far-right extremist groups have become more brazen and violent in the past several years. This seminar will provide a frame and grounding for emerging research into and a platform for community education around the resurgence of activities by hate groups with a special focus on the impacts on minoritized religious communities.



photo of Khadija KhajaKhadija Khaja; Social Work, School of Social Work, IUPUI,





photo of jeremy priceJeremy Price; Education, School of Education, IUPUI,




Event Schedule:


*CANCELLED*Confronting White Nationalism in our Scholarship, Teaching, and Service: A Working Seminar

Presenter: TBD


Week of April 13th, Time TBD

IUPUI Campus, Global Crossroads Classroom, ES 2132

This session will set the stage for disrupting white nationalism through our scholarship, teaching, and service through a facilitated strategy-setting session.



*POSTPONED*Unraveling White Nationalism: Antisemitism and Islamophobia as Central Ideologies in White Replacement Theory

Presenters: Eric Ward, Rabbi Shelly Goldman, and Imam Ahmed Alamine


Tuesday March 10th, Time 7:00 PM

IUPUI Campus Theatre, 420 University Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46202

This session will explore the ways in which antisemitism and Islamophobia are central to the philosophical and practical underpinnings of the set of white nationalist ideologies.



Roots and Resistance: Uneasy Relationships between White Nationalism and Christianity

Presenters: Chrissy Stroop; Co-author of "Empty the Pews: Stories of Leaving the Church"

Brian ShiversSenior Associate Pastor for Spiritual Life at Second Presbyterian Church Indianapolis

Rob SalerResearch Professor of Religion and Culture, Associate Dean for Evaluation, and Executive Director of the Center for Pastoral Excellence at Christian Theological Seminary Indianapolis


Monday February 17th 7:00-8:30 PM

Center for Interfaith Cooperation, 1100 West 42nd Street, Suite 125, Indianapolis, IN 46208

This session will surface the uncomfortable relationships between Christianity, white nationalism, and far-right ideologies, as well as identify the ways in which Christian individuals and movements are disrupting these relationships.




Growing Hate: The Impacts of White Nationalism on Communities in Central Indiana

Dr. Jeremy Price; School of Education 

Dr. Khadija Khaja; School of Social Work


Tuesday September 3rd 12:00-1:00 PM

IUPUI Campus, School of Social Work, ES 4130

This session will focus on centering the voices and experiences of local communities who are impacted by the growing brazenness of white nationalism and hate in our local and national discourse and policies.




We Believe in a New World: Research, identification, and intervention against far-right in Hungary from a gender perspective.

Aniko Felix, PhD; Eötvös Lóránd Science University, Visiting Scholar at IUPUI, School of Education and Social Work Department.


Tuesday September 17th 12:00-1:00 PM

IUPUI Campus, Global Crossroads Classroom, ES 2132

This session provides a new perspective on the global problem of white nationalism and the far-right using a gender perspective, highlighting interventions found to be promising in combatting far-right attitudes in Hungary and elsewhere.