Support for socialism is on the rise in the U.S. What’s the religious response?
The Rev. Liz Theoharis directs the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary and serves as co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, which aims to bring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s lessons on morality and justice to bear on modern life. She is ordained in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) […]
John Thornton is co-pastor of Jubilee Baptist Church in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He identifies as a democratic socialist and has written about socialism, children and suffering for a variety of publications.
Dean Dettloff is a doctoral candidate at the Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto, where he researches and teaches courses on Christianity, capitalism and Marxism. He co-hosts “The Magnificast,” a podcast on Christianity and leftist politics, and has written about religiously motivated socialism.
Gerard Madden is an Irish historian who specializes in the Catholic Church’s efforts to stamp out socialism and communism in Ireland during the 20th century.
This edition of ReligionLink explores the complex and at-times surprising role religion and spirituality play in the lives of millennials.
The Rev. Will Stanley is associate rector at All Saints’ Beverly Hills, an Episcopal church in Beverly Hills, California. He has spoken about what it’s like to be a millennial priest.
Teddy Reeves is a religion specialist at the Center for the Study of African American Religious Life at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture. He is ordained in the Progressive National Baptist Convention and has led panel discussions across the country on black millennials’ religious lives.
Wendy McCormick directs the southwest regional office for the Center for Congregations in Evansville, Indiana, and specializes in helping congregations engage young members. She is also an ordained Presbyterian pastor.