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Thursday, February 24, 2005

A Call to Liberals To Take Back the Light

By Jo-Ann Mort
February 18, 2005 in The Forward

The separation of Church and State does not mean the segregation of religion from the public discourse," Evangelical Christian Minister Jim Wallis said in a recent interview with the Forward. Wallis, who lives in Washington, D.C., with his sons and wife, the Rev. Joy Carroll (the first woman to be ordained in the Church of England) is among the most sought-after thinkers in the Democratic Party and progressive circles. And his new book, "God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It" (HarperSanFrancisco) is a best seller. These days, Wallis is being listened to like a modern-day prophet, as politicians and activists want him to explain the new surge of morality and religion in the public sphere, and seek his guidance on how Democrats can shed their image of godlessness....