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A listing of when and where Metropolitan New York congregations and members appear in the media. For more information or to share an article with us, contact Rebekah Thornhill.

Progressive for Whom? A Latino Pastoral Perspective

Nov 04, 2015

Oftentimes within the Democratic Party we hear analysts and commentators enthusiastically referring to "progressive" elected officials and or candidates. As a person of color who is committed to assuring that marginalized communities have access to and receive a fair share of the bounty of the richest nation in the world, I wonder what "progressive" truly means. My speculation is not only political but theological/religious as well. Is the "progressive" ethos enough? Does "progressive" simply mean that you are not a republican? Maybe it means that the progressive being referred to wants some form of immigration reform? As a Christian Pastor, I find it increasingly difficult to accept the purported meaning of being "progressive" to satisfy any criteria of what is considered to be humane and just.

 

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