Christian Alliance for Progress Offers New Voice of the "Religious Left"

June 23, 2005

Source: BBC News

On June 23, 2005 BBC News reported, "A group of progressive Christians in the US have launched a new political movement to counter what they describe as the power of the religious right. The Christian Alliance for Progress aims to 'reclaim Christianity' and influence the political agenda. 'We can no longer stand by and watch people speak hatred, division, war and greed in the name of our faith,' said Patrick Mrotek, the Alliance's founder. The body joins other liberal religious groups formed around the 2004 election... 'Many Americans, especially people of faith, are ready to hear from Christians who are tolerant, and who understand the many ways that our faiths impact our views of public life,' it says on its website. The group based in Jacksonville plans to recruit members nationwide."