Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Promoting the Interfaith Alliance

Byron Williams makes some insightful comments about "Promoting a Religious Left" on the Public Theology website. Here's one of his best remarks:

But progressive Christians must be leery of duplicating the evangelical right by becoming aligned with one political party. Instead of a theological response to the right, a la talk radio's Air America, the country needs a prophetic voice that is neither Democrat nor Republican -- nor exclusively Christian.

What Williams is looking for already exists. It is the Interfaith Alliance, an organization that I recommend highly.

What is lacking in Williams' observation is any recognition of the need for Christians on the left to get organized politically. Without organizing, the Christian left may find its voice, but we won't have the hands and feet that are necessary to produce political action.

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