Sojourners is one of my regular and favourite reads. Anyone interested in where faith meets politics meets culture needs to read this magazine and website. The man behind the mission is Jim Wallis, author of God’s Politics:
Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It, a welcome voice of reason, compassion and intelligence to stand against the prevailing political thought that God is a Republican.
Since when did believing in God and having moral values make you pro-war, pro-rich, and pro-Republican? And since when did promoting and pursuing a progressive social agenda with a concern for economic security, health care, and educational opportunity mean you had to put faith in God aside?
God’s Politics offers a clarion call to make both our religious communities and our government more accountable to key values of the prophetic religious tradition – that is, make them pro-justice, pro-peace, pro-environment, pro-equality, pro-consistent ethic of life (beyond single issue voting), and pro-family (without making scapegoats of single mothers or gays and lesbians). These are the values of love and justice, reconciliation, and community that Jesus taught and that are at the core of what many of us believe, Christian or not.