With the religious right a dominant force in the Republican Party, why is there not an equivalent on the left? Ordained minister Peter Laarman and journalist Sarah Posner explore this disparity of energy and activism between those who worship the same god. Laarman is the former executive director of Progressive Christians Uniting and a former community organizer and communications specialist for unions. Posner is a contributing writer at Religion Dispatches, where she blogs about religion and politics. She is the author of God's Profits: Faith, Fraud, and the Republican Crusade for Values Voters, and has written for The Guardian, The Washington Post, Al Jazeera America, The American Prospect, Mother Jones, and many other publications.
This ongoing series of timely, thought-provoking events addresses current social and political issues.
Hammer Forum is moderated by Ian Masters, journalist, author, screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, and host of the radio programs Background Briefing, Sundays at 11AM, and The Daily Briefing, Monday through Thursday at 5PM, on KPFK 90.7 FM.
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