RPLI Posts

Public Religion News Digest, October 18, 2019

Islamophobia: A Bipartisan Xenophobia in American Politics Liberal Islamophobia? Not as bad or as explicit as on the Right, but it is there.   The Deepening Crisis in Evangelical Christianity “[A]s a starting point, evangelical Christians should acknowledge the profound damage that’s being done to their movement by its braided political relationship—its love affair, to […]

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The Problems with Saying “the Christian Left”

Christian progressives should resist the moniker “the Christian Left.” Given the powerful bond to right-left labeling in the culture, the phrase “Christian Left” might be inevitable. But the label is highly problematic. There are two fundamental problems. The first is because the label begs comparison, if not false equivalency, to the Christian Right. The second […]

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Why Religious Congregations Should Talk About Politics

If moderate and progressive religious congregations developed their members’ capacity to have difficult moral, ethical, political conversations, both the congregation and democracy in the U.S. could be improved.

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