The New Mexican (Santa Fe) Press Items
That evening, the Justice and Peace Committee of St. Bede’s Episcopal Church and Food for Santa Fe are jointly sponsoring a showing of the Sojourners’ documentary film, The Line, about poverty in America, to emphasize the links between poverty, hunger and so many aspects of the human condition at 7 p.m. at St. Bede’s.
The New Mexico progressives are part of a more visible and assertive spiritual movement that emerged in recent years as a reaction against the political success of the religious right.
Having moral values doesn't necessarily mean opposing abortion and same-sex marriage. It means living according to principles of social responsibility and compassion in public and private life, said Bruce Berlin, coordinator of the Santa Fe-based chapter
At the local and national level, the progressives are inspired by Michael Lerner's The Left Hand of God: Taking Our Country Back from the Religious Right and Jim Wallis's God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It.