Friday, June 30, 2006

Friday read

Great read:

Sen. Barack Obama's speech to the Call to Renewal conference about the role of faith in politics and how both progressives and conservatives can each alter their thinking to pursue solutions to common problems faced by people of all walks.

So we all have some work to do here. But I am hopeful that we can bridge the gaps that exist and overcome the prejudices each of us bring to this debate. And I have faith that millions of believing Americans want that to happen. No matter how religious they may or may not be, people are tired of seeing faith used as a tool of attack. They don't want faith used to belittle or to divide. They're tired of hearing folks deliver more screed than sermon. Because in the end, that's not how they think about faith in their own lives.
A safe Independence Day (or as a British co-worker calls it "English Thanksgiving Day") to you all!

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