Monday, February 7, 2005

WHAT ARE "GOD'S POLITICS?"

Jim Wallis asserts:

"God's politics is never partisan or ideological. But it challenges everything about our politics."

"God's politics reminds us of the people our politics always neglects — the poor, the vulnerable, the left behind."

"God's politics challenges narrow national, ethnic, economic, or cultural self-interest, reminding us of a much wider world and the creative human diversity of all those made in the image of the creator."

"God's politics reminds us of the creation itself, a rich environment in which we are to be good stewards, not mere users, consumers, and exploiters."

"And God's politics pleads with us to resolve the inevitable conflicts among us, as much as is possible, without the terrible cost and consequences of war."

"God's politics always reminds us of the ancient prophetic prescription to 'choose life, so that you and your children may live,' and challenges all the selective moralities that would choose one set of lives and issues over another."

From God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It

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