May 23, 2005

The Christian Alliance for Progress

Filed under: Random Stuff — Bob Gifford @ 4:43 pm

I’m away from blogging for a few days (okay, a week) and look what happens…a new organization has been formed to take up the cause that has motivated this blog from its beginning. The Christian Alliance for Progress is a “movement to reclaim Christianity and transform American politics”. From its website:

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.

They have developed a flash video that is definitely worth a look.

Faithful Progressive and Public Theologian are supporting the Christian Alliance as in-house bloggers, lending it the substantial credibility they have developed as progressive Christian bloggers. The site also provides opportunities for visitors to submit their personal stories and to sign the Jacksonville Declaration:

To The Political and Church Leaders of the Religious Right:

…We must tell you now that you do not speak for us, or for our politics. We say “No” to the ways you are using the name and language of Christianity to advance what we see as extremist political goals. We do not support your agenda to erode the separation of church and state, to blur the vital distinction between your interpretation of Christianity and our shared democratic institutions. Moreover, we do not accept what seems to be your understanding of Christian values. We reject a Christianity co-opted by any government and used as a tool to ostracize, to subjugate, or to condone bigotry, greed and injustice.

If your politics flow from your faith, then we do not know the Jesus you claim to follow.

Take a look at their website, and sign the Jacksonville Declaration.

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