Skip to comments.Feeling the Inclusive Love at the NatCat in October 2005
Posted on 08/27/2005 6:46:20 PM PDT by sionnsar
After Miss Russell finishes with her Cindy Sheehan cause, she will be taking on the "radical conservatives" who have "hijacked Christian values", as the Episcopal Propaganda Ministry reported on August 25.
WASHINGTON: John Danforth, Jim Wallis added to Values Conference line up
[ENS, Source: Values, Vision and Via Media] -- Former Senator and UN Ambassador John Danforth and noted Evangelical author Jim Wallis will headline "Values, Vision and the Via Media" -- the October 13-15 conference set for the Washington National Cathedral.
This national gathering of progressive Christians will initiate a path to reclaim the moral values debate from the Religious Right.
"Danforth and Wallis are two of the most influential voices speaking today in opposition to the hijacking of "Christian Values" in the service of a radically conservative political agenda," said the Rev. Susan Russell, one of the conference organizers. "We are thrilled to be able to add their witness to this groundbreaking gathering of Christian activists."
The conference program will outline practical Christian approaches to topics ranging from economics, consumerism, and the environment to peacemaking and family values. Participants include Christian leaders from across the country representing a wide spectrum of interests and sharing a commitment to the values held by the majority of moderate Americans, Republican and Democrat alike. Danforth will be part of the opening plenary session of the conference to be held in the nave of the National Cathedral on Thursday evening, October 13th while Wallis will address the conference as the keynote speaker at the Friday, October 14 banquet.
Other confirmed speakers include journalist and Brookings fellow E.J. Dionne, American historians David Hollinger and Michael Kazin, and political writer Amy Sullivan, who will discuss the tradition of progressive Christianity in America, the representation of Christianity in the media, and the organization necessary for long-term social change.
"The goal of this interdisciplinary values conference is far more than talk," said Kevin Jones, coordinator of the conference's economic track. "It's to work together to find a path to faithful action personally, locally and globally on the issues confronting 21st century American Christians."
Detailed program information is available online at: http://www.everyvoice.net/values
This event will in all likelihood be featured on all the mainstream media, and the NYT will have a series of huge write-ups on it.
No doubt. The big question is: Will the NYT report it honestly?? (Are they even capable of same...?)
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