Shuck and Jive

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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Can We Blog?

I was reflecting on Conversations with Bob, and I came across this post on Faith in Public Life, Progressives and Evangelicals Together Speak Out.

There's been a lot of buzz in the media this year about the broadening of the evangelical agenda, and attempts by some progressives to reach out to evangelicals and vice versa. Evangelicals who have sought to broaden the agenda to include issues like poverty, global AIDS, human rights and torture, immigration and global warming have been fiercely attacked by some conservatives who claim they are distracting attention away from issues like abortion and gay marriage. On the other hand, some progressives have dismissed the efforts of religious progressives to reach out to evangelicals around these issues, accusing them of seeking meaningless common ground and ignoring core progressive issues, or of attempting to build a conservative religious coalition within the Democratic party. This week, we are asking evangelicals who are reaching out to progressives and progressives who are reaching out to evangelicals to speak for themselves. Read More