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Conservative Progressives?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

It's been said that conservatives are people who honor the tombs of dead progressives. It's been said that conservatives are people who honor the tombs of dead progressi ...

What Happens When a Wheaton Grad Runs for Congress as a Democrat
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Last weekend, as a group of religiously-committed pro-life Democrats in the House of Representatives found themselves at odds with the majority of their party over an abortion-related amendment in ...

An Evangelical Trojan Horse in the Democratic Party?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/11/8/802231/-Does-the-Evangelical-Movement-Belong-in-the-Democratic-Party">A recent Daily Kos post asks this question</a>: Does the Evangel ...

Conservative Evangelicals and Immigration
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

A few weeks ago, I sat and listened attentively as a series of American religious leaders explained to several members of a <a href="http://www.faithandimmigration.org/blog/faith-leaders-testify-se ...

Tuesday's Elections Don't Change the Fierce Urgency of Now
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

In the wake of Tuesday's elections where the Democrats lost governor's races in New Jersey and in Virginia, some observers are advising President Obama to scale back his agenda. ...

The Elections You May Not Have Noticed
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Most of the country probably didn't notice. Most of the country probably didn't notice. Unless you live in Virginia, New Jersey, a couple areas in New York, or maybe ev ...

The Health-Care Roller Coaster Rolls On
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

We continue the roller coaster ride that we hope will end with universal or near universal coverage for health care in the United States. We continue the roller coaster ride that ...

The Evil Insurance Company Repents, But the Stuggle for Reform Continues
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Never underestimate the power of a determined family, the press, the internet, and an outraged public. Guardian Life has changed its policy and apologized to the Pearl family. Nev ...

Health Care: Where Do We Go from Here?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Sixteen Christian leaders talk faith, policy, justice, and reform. Featuring Jim Wallis, Harry R. Sixteen Christian leaders talk faith, policy, justice, and reform. Featuring Jim ...

Obama's Health-Care Speech: Hope Over Fear
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

In his <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/10/us/politics/10obama.text.html?ref=politics">speech last evening</a>, President Barack Obama made the commitments that a broad coalition i ...

A Plea for a New Generation of Republican Leadership
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

I believe our nation works best with robust and civic dialogue and civil debate. I believe our nation works best with robust and civic dialogue and civil debate. For mature societ ...

Honoring the Greatest Commitment of Sen. Edward Kennedy's Life
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>In the aftermath of the 2004 presidential election, the Democrats were roundly accused of losing the "moral values voters" in America, and of being the party of "secularists" who w ...

Nazis, Commies, and Manicheans in the Health-Care Debate
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

I remember playing WWII as a boy. We would pick sides of American and Nazis. Of course, everyone wanted be the Americans, the good guys. I remember playing WWII as a boy. We would ...

Letter to Congress on Health Care
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

<h3 style="text-align: left;"><a href="http://livelydust.blogspot.com/2009/08/what-most-of-us-want-to-say-to-congress.html"> D ...

Three Moral Issues of Health Care
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Good health is the will of God for each and every one of his children. Good health is the will of God for each and every one of his children. Death, disease, and pain did not exi ...

Mark Sanford's Apology: Neither Sin nor Forgiveness Has any Party Affiliations
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Over the course of the 2008 election season, I kept hearing from some of my conservative religious friends of the great presidential hopes they had for a smart and ambitious governor from South Car ...

Liberty University's New Policy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Did you read the news of <a title="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_University" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_University" target="_blank">Liberty University ...

A New President and a New Generation Seek a Nuclear Weapons-Free Future
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

An <a title="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/07/AR2009050704070.html" href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/07/AR2009050704070.html&q ...

The Rush Limbaugh April Fools' Response
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

April 1 was quite the roller coaster for me. First of all, I'm already in a good mood because it's my sister's birthday (no kidding). April 1 was quite the roller c ...

Economic Democracy: An Alternative to Pure Capitalism or Socialism
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Here's a video lecture by Professor of Christian Ethnics Ga ...

The Obama Notre Dame Controversy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

The University of Notre Dame recently announced that President Barack Obama will be its spring commencement speaker and that he will also be receiving an honorary doctorate of laws degree. ...

Child Tax Credit: Better Late Than Never
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

In 2003, <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=about_us.reunification">Call to Renewal</a> was deeply engaged in working to have a refundable child tax credit included in that yea ...

Average Autoworkers Aren't the Problem
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

It was just a couple of months ago that the country was embroiled in a debate about bailing out Wall Street. It was just a couple of months ago that the country was embroiled in a ...

Blagojevich, Illinois' Corruption, and the Reformers Who've Fought It
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

Somebody had to say it, and they came from Hyde Park.</p> Somebody had to say it, and they came from Hyde Park. It was open knowledge among people in and around Spring ...

Religion in the Race for the White House
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

As part of my coverage of the <a href="http://www.aarweb.com">American Academy of Religion</a>'s annual meeting, I attended a day-long workshop titled "Religion in the Race for ...

My Personal 'Faith Priorities' for this Election
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

In 2004, several conservative Catholic bishops and a few megachurch pastors like Rick Warren issued their list of "non-negotiables," which were intended to be a voter guide for their followers. ...

The Election, Immigration, and the Gospel
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

In the months leading up to the election, the topic of immigration reform has disappeared from the presidential candidates' conversations. In the months leading up to the ele ...

A New Conversation on Abortion
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

In last evening's presidential debate, the first steps were taken toward a new national conversation about abortion. For too many years, the old one hadn't changed very much. ...

Standing on the Shoulders of Women Leaders
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Regardless of your political affiliation or inclinations, the presidential campaign this year has been one of "firsts" for women. Regardless of your political affiliatio ...

Moving the Abortion Debate Beyond Partisan Purists
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

In books and speeches, I have often said that God is neither a Democrat nor a Republican. I have contended that to make either party "The God Party" is idolatry. In boo ...

Reaching Out Across Differences
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

I have paid keen interest to this current presidential race. I have paid keen interest to this current presidential race. Being from another country, the whole process is quite fa ...

An Historic Speech
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

Yesterday morning, I started what would become an historic day with my favorite historian. As a young man, Vincent Harding was part of the inner circle of the southern freedom movement with Dr. ...

Fannie Lou Hamer's America, 44 Years Later (by Burns Strider)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

I am overwhelmed at the historic nature of what's happening this week, and it's important that we all think about this. It's important for me as a Mississippian. I ...

The Democratic Nomination's Historic Significance
Originally Posted: 10/24/2013 - 11:07am | Type: Blog

I have been watching the Democratic National Convention this week, and I think when Barack Obama gives his acceptance speech tonight it is going to be an important historic moment. ...

'People of Faith Challenge Democrats'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

On Monday, I <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/08/faith-at-the-conventions-by-ji.html">wrote </a>that one of the things I would be looking for at the political conventi ...

Bishop Charles Blake's Remarks at DNC Interfaith Service
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

Excerpt from Bishop Charles Blake&rsquo;s remarks at the Interfaith Forum, Sunday, August 24, 2008, Denver, Colorado:</p> Excerpt from Bishop Charles Blake’s remarks at ...

Jesus for President: Declaring Independence from Partisan Politics
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>Soccer moms, NASCAR dads, and now holy hipsters have been touted by political pundits and the mainstream media as the group du jour that political candidates must court in order to win the coveted pre ...

News Bites
Originally Posted: 03/15/2011 - 2:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez Catholic Vote? Catho ...

Democrats Talk Religion
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Amy Sullivan A new perspective on faith has emerged. The Democrats have been gettin’ preachy lately. Their ini ...

It's the Message, Not the Messaging
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis The Democrats can't even muster the gumption to oppose a government of the wealthy, by the wealthy, and for the wealthy. ...

Religious Democrats?
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Mara Vanderslice You wouldn't know it by the candidates, but Christians form the base of the party. ...

The Democratic Dance
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum On the campaign trail, populism's hot—but will it last? In the early 1950s, Memphis r ...