Faithful Democrats

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

Thanks,

Jim Lloyd

Tags: Democrats, faith, Politics, progressive, religion (all tags)

Comments

3 Comments

Re: Faithful Democrats

It is great, look forward to following your site. It is time that Republicans know that Democrats are religious and that we are angry that they have hi-jacked the idea of religon.

by dk2 2006-09-04 11:59PM | 0 recs
I am so tired of Republicans using faith as

a whipping boy.  Instead of progressive programs and messages coming from organizations like the old christian coalition, we get messages of hate and murder.

I kept wondering where all my fellow christian dems were and why they weren't speaking up about this hi-jacking of our faith!

Just exactly Who Would Jesus Bomb?

by momoaizo 2006-09-05 04:03AM | 0 recs
Re: Faithful Democrats

Great!  Come over and join the conversation -- comment on posts, start diaries, &c.  We really want to create a place where people can go not only to read, but to participate.

Thanks for the encouraging words!

Jim Lloyd

by Jim Lloyd 2006-09-05 05:08AM | 0 recs

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