We talk with Fred Clarkson, co-founder of Talk2Action, about the book he just edited: Dispatches from the Religious Left: The Future of Faith and Politics in America. We also talk with Chip Berlet about the essay he contributed to the book. And contributor and organizer Leo Maley tells us about how the religious Left organized successfully in Massachusetts to support marriage equality for same-sex couples.
Fred Clarkson is a one of America’s foremost experts on the religious Right. He’s the author of Eternal Hostility: The Struggle Between Theocracy and Democracy, Common Courage Press, (1997), co-author of Challenging the Christian Right: The Activist’s Handbook, and has penned many other articles and essays on the Christian Right.
Chip Berlet is senior analyst at Political Research Associates (PRA) near Boston, and co-author of Right Wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort. His essay, Religious Right, Religious Left, fiirst appeared in The Public Eye magazine and is reprinted in Fred Clarkson’s collection of essays, DISPATCHES FROM THE RELIGIOUS LEFT: The Future of Faith and Politics in America.
Read an excerpt by Frederick Clarkson from DISPATCHES FROM THE RELIGIOUS LEFT here.