by Jim Lloyd, Mon Sep 04, 2006 at 08:17:27 PM EDT
We've just launched a new website -- www.faithfuldemocrats.com -- that is devoted to creating a community of politically progressive people of faith. We have faith leaders talking about politics, political leaders talking about their faith, a variety of writers talking about all sorts of topics, and, most importantly, reader-created content to create discussion.
We think it's important to show that religious folks need not be Republicans, and to illustrate how Democratic policies and religious values not only can co-exist, but do so naturally. What's more, we're going to get involved in building visibility for actual politicians in actual races around the country. The other sites whose work we love and regularly read -- Sojourners, for example -- don't get involved in the nitty-gritty of elections, and our goal is to help Democrats win.
We're trying to create a community, and so please come to the site, look around, and contribute to the discussion. All are welcome, and we think that we can really make a difference in this important (and timely) discussion.
Update [2006-9-5 0:56:26 by Jim Lloyd]:
I wanted to add links to some news reports about our efforts:
USA Today:Some Democrats go online to click with religious voters
Washington Post (from AP):Democrats Push for Own Religious Voice