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Monday, September 18, 2006

Jim Wallis, Bob Edgar join the blogosphere.

Recently there's been quite the surge in online activity from religious activists identified in one way or another with the "religious left." Faithful Democrats, for example, is a community site for Democrats who are also Christians. I met some of the folks involved in launching this site at the Progressive Faith Blog Con back in July, but I really had no idea they were putting together something so cool. One of the sponsors of the Blog Con, an organization called Faith in Public Life, has also launched its website and blog — and they're offering a daily email of religion and public life news, which I appreciate getting.

Prominent figures are also taking to the blogosphere. The Rev. Bob Edgar, general secretary of the National Council of Churches, is promoting his new book with a blog of the same name, Middle Church: Reclaiming the Moral Values of the Faithful Majority from the Religious Right. (How I wish he didn't have to embrace the idolatry of the flag-draped church with the site's design.) And Jim Wallis, editor of Sojourners and the head of Call to Renewal, is blogging away — this week debating Ralph Reed! — at another blog named for a much-talked-about book, God's Politics. Wallis's blog is a joint production of Sojourners and Beliefnet.

(Faithful Democrats, Faith in Public Life, and God's Politics all feature links to Philocrites, for which I'm very grateful.)

Copyright © 2006 by Philocrites | Posted 18 September 2006 at 9:52 PM

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Bill Baar:

September 18, 2006 11:36 PM | Permalink for this comment

The real test for the Evangelical left is Cuba. For some reason so many of them seem infatuated with Castro.

I had an exchange with Liddy Scott (he was running for Congress then) over at Wheaton College on it and his failure to speak in defense of Guillermo Fariņas which brought this response from Scott's daughter,

I just don't understand why we're so harsh on Cuba when there are plenty of other injustices going on around the world that we casually ignore, perhaps you could enlighten me.

Cuba was the only tyrant I had known Scott to visit... if I ignored his other trips to dictatorships while his fellow evangelicals rotten in jails, I would have blogged on those too.

Faithful Democrats:

September 19, 2006 02:56 PM | Permalink for this comment

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