By Frederick Clarkson
"If he have been alive this day, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. might remind us that 'We are the leaders we've been ready for.' examine Dispatches from the spiritual Left your briefing booklet on how and why you will need to be a ‘courageous chief’ in those difficult times."—Robert Edgar, President, universal reason, former basic Secretary of the nationwide Council of Churches
"The revolutionary religion group has been an integral part of yank social events via our history. Largely invisible because the upward push of the non secular correct, revolutionary religion motion is reemerging, searching out new instructions. this glorious quantity illuminates many points of the place we're this day, 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 the most strong forces in American politics, the non secular Left—despite having a wealthy old culture of top social swap within the United States—has been not able to turn into a flow with the dimensions or coherence of the non secular Right.
Dispatches from the spiritual Left: the way forward for religion and Politics in America is a groundbreaking and visionary assortment that gives a innovative counter-voice to the spiritual Right’s dominance over the spiritual dialog in America.
Edited by way of Frederick Clarkson, with an creation by way of Joan Brown Campbell and an afterword by means of Jeff Sharlet, Dispatches features lots of today’s such a lot well known innovative spiritual 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 important booklet exhibit how we will be able to start to construct a thriving and dynamic spiritual Left which could supply a brand new and more fit spiritual and political course for this country.
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Dispatches from the Religious Left: The Future of Faith and Politics in America by Frederick Clarkson