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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-05 01:40 PM
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Christian Alliance for Progress /

About the Alliance

The success of the Religious Right in appropriating the language of Christianity has led many people to become generally wary of religion in the public sphere and of Christianity in particular. The Religious Right has used the language of Christianity to promote an extreme and divisive political agenda that has helped polarize our nation. But foundational Christian values like compassion, justice and peace are largely absent from our political discussion. And there are millions of Christian Americans who share progressive views, or, at a minimum, are increasingly turned off by the extreme rhetoric and political agenda of the Religious Right.

The Christian Alliance for Progress is a national movement that started in Jacksonville, Florida among ordinary Americans who want to reclaim Christianity and change this current political picture. Members in the movement want to restore core values of Christianity while honoring diverse views about religion and Christian life. Many Americans, especially people of faith, are ready to hear from Christians who are tolerant, and who understand the many ways that our faiths impact our views of public life. The Christian Alliance advances a renewed, progressive vision of Gospel values and seeks to help Americans express this moral vision in our lives and in our politics. /

I wanted to make sure DU members were aware of this organization.

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BeTheChange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-05 01:43 PM
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1. Thank you..
Ive been meaning to read up more on this particular organization. Your reminder made me aware, if not now.. then when? I need to start making my speech and heart's motive a reality. Maybe this is just the place.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-05 01:49 PM
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2. Christians who actually get the point outnumber their
prissy, hate filled counterparts in the theocrat churches. It's high time that more mainstream ministers start to speak out for the teachings of Christ instead of pussyfooting around, afraid of offending their GOP parishoners.

Christians who listen to and try to live the message are the natural allies of the progressive movement. It's wonderful to see Christians begin to reject the holier than thou, we own god and family values message the GOP delivers.

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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-05 01:55 PM
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3. Recently a KC Bishop came out against program cuts
we need more like that...
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OnionPatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-05 02:10 PM
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4. Now here's what they need
A television station! I'm serious. I'm willing to bet that many a whacko-fundie has started down that path late one night looking for "spiritual guidance" on cable TV. If only there were a few religious TV stations, or radio stations for that matter, that actually taught what Jesus taught!
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