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Redeeming Our Economy & Our Religions

May 28, 2014

I recently asked some coworkers what words they associated with “organized religion.” I got “oppression,” “rigidity,” and “Right Wing politics.” However, when I asked if people considered themselves “spiritual” and whether faith had a role to play in our movement for economic justice, people did a 180 and had positive things to say. As the Director of the Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy (FAME), EBASE’s faith-rooted organizing program, I am often grappling with what role organized religion plays in our Progressive movement. So do many of FAME’s pastors, lay leaders, and other people of faith. What I can say...Read More