Dallas Area Progressive Christian Alliance is a small group of dedicated believers who happen to believe that not only can you be liberal/progressive and be a Christian, but that the Gospel perhaps even indicates a kind of progressivism that many do not typically associate with the faith They seek to stand as a counter to the pervasiveness of the “religious right” and offer people an alternative.
You can check out their website here.
Back in April of 2006, I preached a sermon on the morning of the “MegaMarch.” The DAPCA is currently unpacking the issue of immigration, and they have republished this sermon on their website. You can read it here.
I also revised a version of it immediately following the March, once I’d gotten home. It incorporates my own experiences of marching in this protest of 500,000 people through the streets of downtown…the largest peaceful protest in Dallas’ history. You can read that reflection here
I am grateful that this group has shown an interested in my writing, and am honored it if helps anyone unpack these issues for themselves. Thanks to Kim and all the other great folks in the Dallas Area Progressive Christian Alliance.
We’re honored to have this group hold their regular meetings at Northaven, and you can probably find out more about when and where those meetings are at their website above.
ps: I’ve also done some other follow-up writing on immigration that you might find helpful.
I wrote this about the “cost” of immigrants to our society, using local healthcare as an example.There is a ton of misinformation about how much immigrants cost our health care system, and this blog attempted to counter some of it.
I don’t really want to stir up a hornets nest with any of this. Immigration seems to be losing steam as the “issue du jour” (Or…that should be “del dia?”).
In fact, it just rates 5th in recent polls where Americans are asked to list the most pressing issues facing our country today…and, actually, rates 6th among Republicans. (!)
So, maybe it’s best to let the sleeping dogs lie.
But, if you’re interested, this stuff could be helpful to you…EF