Friday, April 13, 2007


New Baptist Covenant

In further evidence that at least some evangelicals want to break with the right-wing politics that have seemed to define them for so long, a group calling itself the New Baptist Covenant, led by former President Jimmy Carter and Mercer University President Bill Underwood, have issued a document called A North American Baptist Covenant.

In their statement they committed themselves to "promote peace with justice, to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, care for the sick and the marginalized, welcome the strangers among us, and promote religious liberty and respect for religious diversity."

While some of us will be unable to share their religious motivations, we should all welcome the effort to break with ultra-right wing causes that so many evangelicals have for too long uncritically embraced.

Hat tip to TB.


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