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Make No Mistake - We Absolutely Need a 'Christian Left'

Christian Chiakulas | Posted 05.23.2016 | Religion
Christian Chiakulas

Christian liberals are told constantly that we cannot exist, that the very label "Christian Left" is an oxymoron. Liberal Christian erasure is a very real thing, and it's time we pushed back.

The Christian Left -- Possibly the Most Interesting Group You've Never Heard Of

Michelle Tang | Posted 10.13.2016 | Religion
Michelle Tang

I see some hope for the Christian Left -- maybe it will even become an interesting movement that people have actually heard of! There is wide-spread interest in Pope Francis, even among non-Catholics and non-Christians, as he speaks to his Jesuit principals of serving the poor and the marginalized.

The Stunning Resurgence of Progressive Christianity

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 08.04.2014 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Anyone born within the last 50 years would be justified in thinking that Jesus' teachings and Christian preachings were the exclusive domain of social and fiscal conservatives.

Will the New Pope Help the Christian Left Fulfill MLK's Vision?

Jonathan Greenberg | Posted 03.22.2014 | Religion
Jonathan Greenberg

Pope Francis has shocked--and delighted--many, with his revival of the "social gospel" of the core deeds (feeding the hungry, healing the sick, clothing the poor and visiting the incarcerated), which Jesus reportedly commanded of his followers.

What the Christian Left Can Learn From the Christian Right

Tom Krattenmaker | Posted 10.28.2013 | Religion
Tom Krattenmaker

If the drama in North Carolina represents the rise of a Christian left in this country -- and recent polling data indicates it might -- many liberal hearts like mine will gladden. Yet whatever better angels I have in my nature are counseling caution.

Jesus the Liberal

Michael Shammas | Posted 09.01.2013 | Religion
Michael Shammas

A long time ago there was a remarkable man, a man who said that might does not make right, that the weak have a strength the strong do not have, and that what we call "justice" is often really injustice. He was a man who was condemned by traditional conservative society.

My Prayer This Easter Season: That The Arc Of The Moral Universe Continue To Bend Towards Justice

Kety Esquivel | Posted 05.27.2013 | Religion
Kety Esquivel

My prayer this Easter season is that the arc of the moral universe continue to bend towards justice in the ruling of the Supreme Court Justices.

Progressive Christianity Isn't Progressive Politics

Rev. Roger Wolsey | Posted 12.02.2012 | Religion
Rev. Roger Wolsey

There are many politically liberal Christians who most certainly do not identify with progressive Christianity. I've also met progressive Christians who vote Republican. Life is messy. Progressive Christianity is OK with that.

A Call To Transform Politics

Lisa Sharon Harper | Posted 11.06.2012 | Religion
Lisa Sharon Harper

Jesus said the greatest commandment was to "Love God and love your neighbor as you love yourself." In a Democratic Republic, our politics have the power to love, hurt or even oppress our neighbor.

You're A Christian, Right? No, I'm A Christian ... Left

Kevin Miller | Posted 10.02.2012 | Religion
Kevin Miller

Categories like "liberal" and "conservative" don't actually exist. It's more accurate to think in terms of spectrums. No one is outright conservative or outright liberal. We all live somewhere between these two poles.

Are Conservatives More Religious And Liberals More Spiritual?

Matthew Hutson | Posted 08.06.2012 | Religion
Matthew Hutson

In the United States, religion and politics have always been (fitful) bed buddies. But whether faith drives people left or right (or neither) is not obvious.

Christian Views On Social Issues: Abortion

Lisa Sharon Harper | Posted 01.08.2012 | Religion
Lisa Sharon Harper

Today, Mississippi voters will vote on "the Personhood Amendment," which would grant the status of legal person to a fertilized egg. The measure would effectively outlaw abortion in all circumstances.