Wednesday, November 10, 2004

The "Values" Question

For those who couldn't make it, one of the dominant issues in our discussion with Olati Johnson yesterday was what "progressives/liberals" (appropriately non-partisan terminology) should do about the "God gap". Some of us argued that since there are many in this country whose personal religion could motivate them to support liberal social justice policies, we should seek a way to respect and embrace those religious motivations. Others voiced concerns about how to effect such an embrace without doing violence to the church/state separation. since this is a long discussion that has been ongoing and, I would argue, needs to continue, I'm posting an interesting piece from today's Wash Post outlining the work of some progressive clergy to address this issue.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A38001-2004Nov9.html

The Columbia Law School Chapter of the American Constitution Society

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