Born Today, The Christian Left

I don’t think many people will disagree with me when I say that Christians in America have been extremely disappointed in how their religion has been used by groups like the Christian Coalition as a tool of division. If you find yourself in this group then you will be happy to know that today marks the birth of a new Progressive Christian organization, the Chrisitan Alliance for Progress. Their website lists the following as their stance on contemporary issues:

And here is how they describe the Alliance:

About the Alliance

The success of the Religious Right in appropriating the language of Christianity has led many people to become generally wary of religion in the public sphere and of Christianity in particular. The Religious Right has used the language of Christianity to promote an extreme and divisive political agenda that has helped polarize our nation. But foundational Christian values like compassion, justice and peace are largely absent from our political discussion. And there are millions of Christian Americans who share progressive views, or, at a minimum, are increasingly turned off by the extreme rhetoric and political agenda of the Religious Right.

The Christian Alliance for Progress is a national movement that started in Jacksonville, Florida among ordinary Americans who want to reclaim Christianity and change this current political picture. Members in the movement want to restore core values of Christianity while honoring diverse views about religion and Christian life. Many Americans, especially people of faith, are ready to hear from Christians who are tolerant, and who understand the many ways that our faiths impact our views of public life. The Christian Alliance advances a renewed, progressive vision of Gospel values and seeks to help Americans express this moral vision in our lives and in our politics.

If this is what you have been waiting for head on over, sign up and spread the word.

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