Faith & Politics
OK - am I harping on a living/dead horse? I've been talking, preaching & blogging on this for the past 8 weeks. And today the SF Chronicle Insight (editorial/opinion) section published a whole edition on faith and politics.
I think they're inseparable for me in terms of living as a person of faith. Yet I also refuse to limit my faith perspective to focusing simply upon one issue: marriage, abortion, school vouchers, war, or stem-cell research. I follow Jesus who was all about mercy, compassion, justice, inclusion and personal transformation and systemic salvation. He didn't focus on only one issue, rather he opened all his action to a experiential reflection upon the breadth and depth of his perspective, faith and worldview. I can only hope to do the same. AND I don't want anyone else to force their religion upon me, whether Muslim, Buddhist, Atheistic, Catholic, Evangelical, or god forbid - Presbyterian! :) What do you think?
Here's some great articles in today's Insight
Public Debate and The Quietly Religious (A different perspective on faith and politics other than the dominant evangelical/fundamentalist one).