The Common Good

The New Mexican (Santa Fe)

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.