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Thursday, April 26, 2012

ESA--check it out!


Evangelicals for Social Action provide great resources and a wonderfully informed network of folks who practice faith-based, community development and justice work

Check them out! 

After you do, I'd love to hear reactions.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Another left wing organization under the guise of religion.

Anonymous said...

At least they call it "social action" instead of "social justice."

Anonymous said...

But social action and social justice are the same thing, the aim is to redistribute wealth from the producers to the nonproducers, without the permission of the producers. It has bever worked and never will but they don't learn. Take a look at Europe, especially Greece. It's coming in the USA.

Anonymous said...

Looking at the website, it does not look left wing or right wing, but rather like they are rather serious about following Jesus. Funny, I cannot recall Jesus ever talking about producers and nonproducers. He seemed rather more focused on "love your neightbor." I cannot find anything about lower taxes, gun rights, or almost anything else the right holds dear in Jesus' teaching. It seems much truer to say that Santorum, et al, are right wingers using the guise of religion than the other way around.

Anonymous said...

The bible actually speaks quite a bit about producers and their responsibility to care for their workers and the downtrodden. All fruits come from God, not from those who own the farm.

Anonymous said...

A man by the name of Ron Sider founded this movement. He is one of many evangelicals who are obsessed with the social gospel to the exclusion of everything else. As a matter of fact, he made the statement once that Christians in affluent nations are trapped in sin. He is fond of big government programs for poverty, which has never worked.

Sider's thinking is essentially this, that the rest of the world is poor because we're rich, and the income and wealth gap between people is unjust anyway, so if you just let government step in and redistribute wealth, force a higher minimum wage, then poverty will be over and we'll enter a utopia. (from amazon.com) This is in response to Sider's book entitled,"Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger." Actually, he sounds a lot like Obama.

Anonymous said...

If he cares about the plight of the poor, then he sounds a lot like Jesus.