Douthat talks with Moyers on Bad Religion – UPDATED

I've been recommending Ross Douthat's book, Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics, both here and elsewhere. Here he sits with Bill Moyers and they get right into it, with Douthat quickly making an argument for robust institutional religion participation in the national dialogue -- a religion that is "not separate from politics, that's involved in politics, deeply influences politics but isn't captive to a partisan cause of the left or right."An excellent discussion -- check it … [Read more...]

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Civil Rights Movement’s Church Origins

A really interesting and thought-provoking piece at the Black, White and Gray blog: Remembering Prophetic Faith in American Politics -- a look at how secular interests ignore the Christian impact on social movements.Having taught the sociology of race, class, and gender at a faith-based university, I am continually confronted with the reality that education and awareness about racial inequality is remarkably weak at the secondary school level. I do not blame teachers who are already … [Read more...]

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