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  •  I so wish I could be there this year. (3+ / 0-)

    Interfaith meetings like the one at NN are very important to those of us who's approach to social justice and peace are rooted in the religious framework of our lives--a framework which is often in great peace and harmony with the progressive social justice goals of those in our community who do not identify as people of faith at all.

    I certainly don't believe that religious morality (pick a religion) is better than secular morality, or that secular reasons for fighting for social justice are superior for religious reasons for doing so. But I do believe that those of us on the religious left have a particular point of view--be it an Abrahamic faith or not--which shines when those of us with different backgrounds start to talk together and meet together and especially when it invites our sisters and brothers who profess no faith at all to join us where our commitment to peace and social justice intersect.

    Daily Kos is remarkable for the sheer numbers of religious people here of varying degrees of observance who are committed to progressive goals. I think it behooves us at a conference like Netroots Nation, to make our presence known by gathering together, just to BE together.

    Thanks for the diary.

    I resent that. I demand snark, and overly so -- Markos Moulitsas.

    by commonmass on Sat May 18, 2013 at 04:41:14 PM PDT

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