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Whatever Happend to the Religious Left?

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As it happens, life has intervened and I am going to be unable to make it to Netroots Nation. However, Ryan Valentine of the Texas Freedom Network has graciously agreed to stand in, and to read my panel presentation for me. For those of us (including me!) who are unable to be there, it turns out that much of the Netroots Nation agenda will be video taped and live streamed via ustreamtv — including Whatever Happened to the Religious Left. It will also be archived and available after the convention. I will post further details as they become available.

Here is what I had previously announced over at Talk to Action.

The annual Netroots Nation conference (formerly the Yearly Kos) will be held this year in Austin, Texas, July 17-20th.  I’m pleased to announce that  Pastordan and I will be leading a panel titled Whatever Happened to the Religious Left?.    I will talk about what the Religious Right has got that the Religious Left hasn’t got — and offer a few ideas of how to get it.

There is nothing on the Left corresponding to the politically dynamic Religious Right. But there are some promising elements with the potential to become greater than the sum of their parts.

This panel seeks to address what’s going on and what should happen next. We will discuss how common approaches to electoral politics can be found and practiced in a way that respects the unique character of progressive faith.
Whatever Happened to the Religious Left?
Sat, 07/19/2008 – 4:30pm, Ballroom E

Watch this space for a lot more posting and some signficant news related to this subject.

Written by fred

July 17th, 2008 at 12:35 pm