Monday, July 18, 2005

Will it work for the liberals?

Will it, could it work?
God doesn't belong to conservatives.

So sayeth more than 1,000 clergy members, scholars and activists convening upon the University of California, Berkeley this week for a four-day conference on "Reviving the American Spiritual Left."

Just as Mohandas Gandhi, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Aung San Suu Kyi have made faith part and parcel of their causes, so too must American liberals embrace faith in fighting for their ideals, organizers say.

They hope to emerge from this conference and another scheduled for February in Washington, D.C., having laid groundwork for a "Network of Spiritual Progressives" with chapters nationwide to challenge what they see as the religious right's misappropriation of God, religion and spirituality.


At 8:56 AM, Blogger Doug said...

I find the article interesting. Jesus would have wanted us to take care of the poor. And the old testament teaches pretty strongly that we are to raise up our young in Godly ways--call it education.

What I don't agree with them from an ideological standpoint is that Government can help with these issues and the sprituallity crisis in America. Government takes God out of everything. Government setups "santized programs" to deal with people, while what they need is someone to come along side of them and build them up.

Perhaps the conservative Christian's need to walk the talk and reach out to the poor a lot more, and train up a new generation of Christians by home schooling or enrolling their kids in Christian Private schools.

Just my two cents: One of my assumptions in the above comments is that "liberal" christans support the Democratic machine, perhaps this is a wrong assumption.

Member of the Christian Party since 1987.


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