First labor day parade in New York City, 1882

working class | Social Gospel | social justice | Religious Left

Labor Sunday

How American clergy in the 1920s turned from solidarity with workers to the mythology of the Good Christian Businessman

September 7, 2020

ecumenism | Paul Ramsey | Public Church | Social Gospel | Stanley Hauerwas | United Methodists

Meanwhile, United Methodists...

Editor's note: Sightings will be taking a short break for the Thanksgiving holiday. We'll be back Thursday, December 1st! Give us Sightings folks a headline with the phrase “Public Church” in it, and we are poised to follow through. The Center fro...

November 21, 2016

Paul Raushenbush | Walter Rauschenbusch | Social Gospel | seminary | progressives

Progressives Look Forward

Paul Raushenbush has dropped two “c’s” from his famed Christian-theologian-minister great-grandfather Walter Rauschenbusch’s name, but he reflects the ancestor’s tradition, captures some of his spirit, and looks to the future in that spirit. Never...

May 25, 2015