Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Looking For Progressive Christian Voices

I want to thank William Fisher for pointing this out.
You might not be aware of it, but there is a robust community of progressive Christians in America, struggling to get its voice heard. That's a tough task when you don't have the deep pockets and the cynical White House connections to effectively drown out dissent. Or change the subject. It's a lot easier for this wedge constituency to get people worried that if same-sex unions become legal, they'll all be forced to marry a gay or a lesbian, than it is to speak out for the homeless, the poor, those who have no health care, and for religious tolerance to find common ground.
From: Where Are the Christians? Truthout

Zion's Herald, published by the Boston Wesleyan Society since 1833, put out its last edition in May. It has resurfaced, after a six-month hiatus, as The Progressive Christian this month. I just received a copy and am reading it. According to a recent article from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, "The Progressive Christian will serve up a forum where no voice purports to speak God's last word, even on such core progressive topics as social justice. Instead, the magazine stresses the importance of questioning and debating as faithful Christian exercises."


TomCat said...

Thanks Jude. Glad to see this.