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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:38 AM
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what can be done to make the religious left more politically powerful?
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There are a lot of leaders out there already, as well as several organizations already tapped in to the process that could help. Sojourners, SOA Watch isn't as broad-focused but could bring a lot of depth on foreign policy, the black churches, others. What can we do to unite the religious left as a counterweight to the fundie right?
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  -what can be done to make the religious left more politically powerful? ulysses  Nov-14-04 11:38 AM   #0 
  - Mobilize the activist Catholic voters  Lefty48197   Nov-14-04 11:44 AM   #1 
  - a call for an ecumentical day of prayer  Mabus   Nov-14-04 11:44 AM   #2 
  - Trouble is, the religious left is less apt to take the attitude  tuvor   Nov-14-04 11:49 AM   #3 
  - I propose religious bypass surgery  beets   Dec-02-04 09:22 PM   #45 
  - I've got one idea  LiberalEsto   Nov-14-04 11:52 AM   #4 
  - I like that idea  ulysses   Nov-14-04 11:55 AM   #5 
     - You never know until you try...  LiberalEsto   Nov-14-04 12:40 PM   #8 
  - WE NEED TO WORK TOGETHER  revree   Nov-14-04 12:05 PM   #6 
  - Have Sister Joan lead the way...she's amazing & speaks the  Pachamama   Nov-14-04 12:26 PM   #7 
  - ok, so how to set a movement in motion?  ulysses   Nov-14-04 12:59 PM   #9 
  - Thanks for that article, Pachamama  Pikku   Nov-14-04 02:59 PM   #12 
  - Tony Campolo is also very level-headed and articulate.  DesertedRose   Nov-14-04 06:05 PM   #14 
  - There are two problems here that we need to work on:  GreenPartyVoter   Nov-14-04 01:25 PM   #10 
  - fair points, but how to address them?  ulysses   Nov-14-04 01:30 PM   #11 
  - Sorry, but what Christianity page? Where?  demo@midlife   Nov-15-04 05:46 PM   #26 
  - EVANGELISM! That's it!  Thankfully_in_Britain   Nov-20-04 03:29 AM   #30 
  - Several things  kcr   Nov-14-04 04:36 PM   #13 
  - several good points here  ulysses   Nov-14-04 06:14 PM   #15 
  - Yes. We have the moral issues on our side.  Qutzupalotl   Nov-15-04 05:37 PM   #25 
  - Do consider the 29%  mulethree   Nov-20-04 05:15 AM   #31 
  - There is no progressive movement in the RCC that is recognized  MichiganVote   Nov-14-04 06:35 PM   #16 
  - that's an issue for RCs.  ulysses   Nov-14-04 06:47 PM   #18 
  - The RCC is an issue for all of us. Not b/c of the sex scandal  MichiganVote   Nov-14-04 07:16 PM   #20 
  - If the RCC has no progressive movement...  StopThePendulum   Nov-14-04 07:51 PM   #21 
     - How about "relatively" progressive?  mulethree   Nov-20-04 05:26 AM   #32 
  - I like the idea of making the liberal congregations ...  LawStudentMom   Nov-14-04 06:46 PM   #17 
  - I will suggest an addition  polmaven   Nov-15-04 02:16 PM   #23 
  - marketing religion  doni_georgia   Nov-27-04 09:32 AM   #38 
  - Pray with our feet  sandnsea   Nov-14-04 07:13 PM   #19 
  - I don't want us to fall into the trap of "I'm more religious than you"  patricia92243   Nov-15-04 10:28 AM   #22 
  - My pastor sent me this article from Village Voice  polmaven   Nov-15-04 02:30 PM   #24 
  - Excellent question. I was seriously thinking of a TV empire, like PTL?  mzmolly   Nov-16-04 10:05 AM   #27 
  - What a cool idea! I agree that it should be inclusive, but I think  Frogtutor   Nov-18-04 10:33 AM   #28 
  - We do need an umbrella organization  Will Robinson   Nov-20-04 03:28 PM   #33 
  - We (husband is a presby minister)  juslikagrzly   Nov-19-04 12:29 AM   #29 
  - Have the rest of the left stop chasing them away. nt  Gryffindor_Bookworm   Nov-25-04 04:12 PM   #34 
  - Fat chance of that  Thankfully_in_Britain   Nov-27-04 03:21 AM   #35 
     - I got sucked into a flame war a few days ago over the question of  Gryffindor_Bookworm   Nov-27-04 08:00 PM   #40 
  - Point out Repub double standards, esp. on life  ih8thegop   Nov-27-04 08:39 AM   #36 
  - We have to get a voice  doni_georgia   Nov-27-04 09:04 AM   #37 
  - Christian Peacemakers Team  riverwalker   Nov-27-04 10:43 AM   #39 
  - Some have said that we need a voice  zeemike   Nov-27-04 10:49 PM   #41 
  - I know I would watch such a channel  doni_georgia   Nov-28-04 08:15 AM   #42 
     - Some one with deep pockets  zeemike   Nov-28-04 09:53 AM   #43 
  - Stop, please just stop.  beets   Dec-02-04 09:07 PM   #44 
  - a nuclear weapons program?  enki23   Dec-05-04 11:19 AM   #46 

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