April, 2009

A Resurrection of Progressive Religious Voices

[04.13.2009]

George Rede, Sunday opinion editor at the Oregonian, focused his Easter Sunday column on my recent book, Progressive & Religious. In the piece, entitled “Religious progressives find new acceptance”, Rede talks about the resurrection of progressive religious voices in American public life.

President’s Faith-Based Advisory Council Taps Four Progressive Leaders Featured in Recent Book, Progressive & Religious

[04.07.2009]

President Obama’s newly unveiled Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships taps four progressive religious leaders featured in the recent book, Progressive & Religious: How Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Buddhist Leaders are Moving Beyond the Culture Wars and Transforming American Public Life (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008).

Survey Says: Mainline Clergy Lean Liberal

[04.06.2009]

I wanted to flag this new article I have up on Religion Dispatches. The full text is available here. The familiar story about religion in public life is populated with stock characters repeating conservative diatribes and constructed from worn plot lines that circle endlessly around wedge issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion. A recent AP story titled “Christians Optimistic but Disappointed in Obama” largely followed this script, focusing heavily […]