John Couretas: Protect the Poor, Not Poverty Programs

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Source: Acton Institute | By John Couretas One of the disturbing aspects of the liberal/progressive faith campaign known as the Circle of Protection is that its organizers have such little regard – indeed are blind to -- the innate freedom of the human person. Their campaign, which has published “A Statement on Why We Need to Protect Programs for the Poor,” equates the welfare of the “least … [Read more...]

Christians for a Sustainable Economy Challenge Jim Wallis and “Progressive Christians”

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In response to Jim Wallis, editor of Sojourner's Magazine and leader of the Christian wing of Progressive activism, several conservative Christians gathered recently to form the Christians for a Sustainable Economy (CASE). We intend to counter what we see as the unjustified and irresponsible appropriation of the authority and vocabulary of the Christian moral tradition in service to ideas and … [Read more...]

Rev. Robert J. Sirico: The Church as the Bride of Caesar

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Rev. Robert J. Sirico, president of the Acton Institute criticizes Rev. Jim Wallis, the founder of Sojourner's Magazine. Wallis, the "self-appointed chaplain to the Democratic National Committee" as Sirico calls him, was recently revealed to be taking money from George Soros, a charge he denied at first but was finally forced to confirm as more proof was offered. Sirico correctly critiques Wallis … [Read more...]

Wallis & Colson: Conviction and Civility

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Source: Christianity Today | By Jim Wallis and Chuck Colson We should not lose this moment for moral reflection and renewal. We are both evangelical Christians who believe that our treatment of the poor, weak, and most vulnerable is how a society is best biblically measured. Yet we usually find ourselves at opposite poles politically and often differ with each other. We believe these … [Read more...]

Jim Wallis and the Soros connection

For years I've been critical of Jim Wallis, the self-styled "prophetic voice" (his term) of Progressive politics in the American public square. "Prophetic voice" is a term that borrows from the Christian moral lexicon to lend moral authority and offer religious cover to secular Progressive ideology. Wallis operates in the mold of the National Council of Churches (NCC) and conflates Christian … [Read more...]

Prophet Jim Wallis Explains the Doctrine of Coercive Repentance

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More Wallis dressing redistributionism in Christian garb. ++++++++++++++ By John Couretas. Source: Acton Institute In a new column on Sojourners, Prophet Jim Wallis reveals that Wall Street financiers are coming to him for confession, sometimes skulking along darkened streets to hide their shame: Some come like Nicodemus – a religious leader who came to talk to Jesus in private … [Read more...]

Prophet Jim Wallis and the Ecclesia of Economic Ignorance

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Wallis poses as a centrist but his economic prescriptions are hard-left with lots of self-congratulatory "prophetic" moralizing thrown in. +++++++++++++++++++ By John Couretas. Acton Institute This class of the very poor – those who are just on the borders of pauperism or fairly over the borders – is rapidly growing. Wealth is increasing very fast; poverty, even pauperism, is increasing still … [Read more...]

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