Dispatches from the Religious Left: The Future of Faith and by Frederick Clarkson

By Frederick Clarkson

"If he have been alive this present day, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. may remind us that 'We are the leaders now we have been ready for.' give some thought to Dispatches from the non secular Left your briefing booklet on how and why it is very important be a ‘courageous chief’ in those not easy times."—Robert Edgar, President, universal reason, former normal Secretary of the nationwide Council of Churches

"The innovative religion neighborhood has been an integral part of yank social events via our history. Largely invisible because the upward push of the spiritual correct, innovative religion motion is reemerging, looking for new instructions. this glorious quantity illuminates many points of the place we're at the present time, and demands additional, dynamic revitalization, urging us directly to our maximum aspirations for a simply society. learn it and take heart!"—Elizabeth Sholes, Director of Public coverage, California Council of Churches

Over the prior thirty years, whereas the non secular correct has built into probably the most robust forces in American politics, the spiritual Left—despite having a wealthy ancient culture of prime social swap within the United States—has been not able to turn into a flow with the size or coherence of the spiritual Right.

Dispatches from the non secular Left: the way forward for religion and Politics in America is a groundbreaking and visionary assortment that provides a innovative counter-voice to the spiritual Right’s dominance over the spiritual dialog in America.

Edited through Frederick Clarkson, with an creation via Joan Brown Campbell and an afterword by way of Jeff Sharlet, Dispatches features a lot of today’s so much trendy revolutionary non secular voices: Chris Hedges, Marshall Ganz, "Pastor Dan" Schultz, Barry Lynn, Peter Laarman, Carlton Veazey, Katherine Ragsdale, Osagyefo Sekou,  Debra Haffner, Timothy Palmer, Peter Hess, Chip Berlet, Leo Maley, Frank Cocozzelli, Kety Esquivel, Jean Hardisty, Deepak Bhargava, Anastasia Pantsios, Shelby Meyerhoff and Shai Sachs. Taken jointly, the daring, lively and forward-looking essays during this very important and very important booklet convey how we will be able to start to construct a thriving and dynamic spiritual Left which could provide a brand new and more fit non secular and political path for this country.

 

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