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The Hindu Nationalist Headlining NatCon4

June 3rd, 2024 | 21 min read

By Jake Meador

In a little over a month, the Israeli scholar Yoram Hazony and his organization, the Edmund Burke Foundation, will convene the fourth National Conservatism conference in Washington, DC. The event has sometimes been regarded as a gathering place for conservative Christians seeking political alternatives to progressivism and civic libertarianism, a space for such Christians to try and think together about what it would mean for socially conservative Christians in the west to actually use political power to advance the good, as understood by Christianity. Yet there has always been an ambiguity about this too.

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Jake Meador

Jake Meador is the editor-in-chief of Mere Orthodoxy. He is a 2010 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he studied English and History. He lives in Lincoln, NE with his wife Joie, their daughter Davy Joy, and sons Wendell, Austin, and Ambrose. Jake's writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Commonweal, Christianity Today, Fare Forward, the University Bookman, Books & Culture, First Things, National Review, Front Porch Republic, and The Run of Play and he has written or contributed to several books, including "In Search of the Common Good," "What Are Christians For?" (both with InterVarsity Press), "A Protestant Christendom?" (with Davenant Press), and "Telling the Stories Right" (with the Front Porch Republic Press).