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  Christian movements - Christianity Knowledge Base - A Wikia wiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Christian Zionism: the belief that the return of the Jews to the Holy Land, and the establishment of the State of Israel, is in accordance with Biblical prophecy, and is a necessary precondition for the return of Jesus to reign on Earth.
Christian Democracy: is a political ideology, born at the end of the 19th century, largely as a result of the papal encyclical Rerum Novarum of Pope Leo XIII, in which the Vatican recognizes workers' misery and agrees that something should be done about it, in reaction to the rise of the socialist and trade-union movements.
Christian socialism: those on the Christian left whose politics are both Christian and socialist, broadly including Liberation theology and the doctrine of the social gospel.
christianity.wikia.com /wiki/Christian_movements   (1056 words)

The Christian Socialist Movement is the organizational voice of Christian socialism today.
Christian socialists has the opportunity to remind Labour of those Christian socialist values at the heart of its tradition of ethical socialism.
Christian Socialists website does not necessarily endorse the views expressed in the links.
www.christiansocialists.com   (210 words)

To-day the international nature of the Socialistic movement is an axiom both within and without its ranks; an axiom that must not be forgotten in the estimation both of the strength and of the trend of the movement.
Christianity, on the other hand, teaches and practices unselfish distribution of material goods, both according to the law of justice and according to the law of charity.
The Christian doctrine of property can best be stated in the words of St. Thomas Aquinas: "In regard to an external thing man has two powers: one is the power of managing and controlling it, and as to this it is lawful for a man to possess private property.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/14062a.htm   (5914 words)

 Robert Schalkenbach Foundation
On the contrary, Christian Socialists believed that the current social order, which allowed for the accumulation of vast amounts of wealth only to be enjoyed by a minority of the population, was not created by God but by the mistakes of men.
The Christian Socialists were considered Church dissenters for their belief about poverty but also because they believed religion and politics were not incompatible and that the Church must be concerned with social as well as individual salvation.
Christian Socialists believed that conversion to Christianity was an important element in helping to improve the lives of the poor; but they did not believe, as the Anglican Church did, that it was the only or even most effective duty Churchmen could perform.
www.schalkenbach.org /scholars-forum/RSF-Alex-Wagner.html   (7419 words)

The men, who became known as Christian Socialists, discussed how the Church could help to prevent revolution by tackling what they considered were the reasonable grievances of the working class.
Christian Socialists promoted the cooperative ideas of Robert Owen and suggested profit sharing as a way of improving the status of the working classes and as a means of producing a just, Christian society.
Christian Socialists also dominated the leadership of the Independent Labour Party formed in 1893.
www.christiansocialists.com /History.html   (7821 words)

Perhaps the most well known American Christian Socialist was Norman Matoon Thomas, a Presbyterian minister and six-time presidential candidate of the Socialist Party of America.
Democratic Socialists are opposed to both Communism and capitalism, feeling that both systems have failed to emancipate the workers of the world from exploitation.
Socialist Feminists, who include Susan B. Anthony and Gloria Steinem, believe that the chief cause of femal oppression is the capitalist system.
reds.linefeed.org /vocab.html   (4786 words)

Christian Socialist Movement: Formed in 1959 from two older organizations, the Socialist Christian League and the Society of Socialist Clergy Ministers, the CSM seeks to continue the long history of Christian socialism in Great Britain.
Socialist Campaign Group: The SCG is the chief organizational base of the democratic socialist wing of the Labour Party.
Socialist Party: The SP was originally founded by a former member of the Trotskyist Revolutionary Communist Party, Ted Grant, in the 1970’s around the publication Militant.
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In municipal, state, and national politics he was now the leader of the Anti-Semitic and Anti-Liberal party, the back-bone of which was the union of Christians called variously the Christian Socialist Union and, in Vienna especially, the United Christians, This union developed later into the present (1910) dominant party in Austria, the Christian Socialists.
Lueger's subsequent activity was devoted to moulding and guiding the policy of the Christian Socialist party and to the re-creation of Vienna, of which he remained burgomaster until his death, his re-election occurring in 1903 and 1909.
The political ideal of the Christian Socialists is a German-Slav-Magyar state under the Habsburg dynasty, federal in plan, Catholic in religion but justly tolerant of other beliefs, with the industrial and economic advancement of all the people as an enduring political basis.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/09417a.htm   (1043 words)

 Christian politics (index) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Anarchism: Christian anarchism is the belief that there is only one source of authority to which Christians are ultimately answerable, the authority of God as embodied in the teachings of Jesus.
Christian Democracy sees economy as being at the service of humanity; however, it does not call the idea of capitalism itself into question.
Socialism: Christian socialism generally refers to those on the Christian left whose politics are both Christian and socialist and who see these two things as being interconnected, perhaps because one derives from the other.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Christian_politics_(index)   (765 words)

 Hitler was a Christian
Considering that Christianity has thus far been incapable of producing an unbiased, educated follower which speaks the truth, (I haven’t encountered any), I have been forced to dispel the myth by writing this essay.
In point twenty-four, their intent clearly demonstrates, from the very beginning, their stand in favor of a “positive” Christianity: “We demand liberty for all religious denominations in the State, so far as they are not a danger to it and do not militate against the morality and moral sense of the German race.
As a Christian I have no duty to allow my self to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice… And if there is anything which could demonstrate that we are acting rightly it is the distress that daily grows.
www.evilbible.com /hitler_was_christian.htm   (2588 words)

 Melvin Little on PSOE Takeover in Spain
Socialist governments usually are akin with tolerance and democratic pluralism.
The Spanish Socialist Worker's Party, nevertheless, is a traditional "socialist-party" that headed the once leftist Popular Front Government in the 1930s before the Spanish Civil War which lasted from 1936-1939.
The Socialists' been in and out of power in the last 28 years, and they were responsible (as both a governing party in power or as part of coalition governments) for labor unions gaining back their political power, the creation of a socialized medical system, abolishing the death penalty, and other social-democratic reforms.
www.thesocialistparty.org /Melvin/spain.html   (1746 words)

 Can a Tory [or Republican] be a Christian? [Free Republic]
Christianity (true Christianity, which is defined as someone having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior) consists of people trying to live their lives to the greater glory of God.
A true Christian, as you state, has the indwelling of the Holy Spirit that "leads" them to do what they can for their fellow man. The choice to accept Christ is made by each individual of their own free will.
To hear an ideological socialist talk, the only reason socialist states must have a government at all is because of the evil selfish capitalist influence from the rest of the world that corrupts their budding socialists with self-interest.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a3aaf7ed50cbb.htm   (2990 words)

 jaded: Introduction to Socialism -- Christian Socialism (politics)
The reason I have never heard of Christian Socialism before is that the media would just lump them with either the labor movement or with Communism and then downplay their influence in affairs.
If Christian Socialists wish to be that agent, perhaps they should think about the how's as well as the why's.
Between these two arguments, I have seen more of what the Christen Socialist movement is all about and I find myself severely impressed not only by what they have and hope to accomplish, but by their methods as well.
www.econ.nyu.edu /user/nizxa/jaded/three.htm   (3361 words)

 Christian Socialists
Socialist Quaker Society, the Roman Catholic Socialist Society, the Guild of St. Matthew, and the Christian Social Union.
Dissenters became the backbone of the working-class party, and the ILP was composed of dissenting moralists who would not accept the usual political compromises.
Surely that man or woman is no Christian at all, except in name, in so far as he or she remains indifferent to the awful abyss that yarns between rich and poor; to the insufficiency of the share in our immense wealth which falls to the lot of those who produce it.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /REsocialism.htm   (1358 words)

 Jesus Camp The Movie, Christian Socialism, the Hooked Cross, the Crooked Cross, Hakenkreuz, swastika
Christian socialists were like all socialists in that they hated the U.S. Constitution and wanted to destroy it because, back in the old days, people actually thought that the U.S. Constitution was supposed to limit the size and scope of government.
Socialists persecuted the children, expelled them from the socialist schools, arrested their parents, seized children from parents on allegations of "unfit parenting," and many children had to flee and use the many better alternatives, including home-schooling and their own church schools (but they and their schools were often persecuted by socialists there also).
Socialists in the USA still support restrictions on immigration and they reject the right of every American in living with, marrying, renting to, selling to, buying from, hiring (as housekeeper, lawn man, doctor, nanny, teacher etc) any person with whom that American wishes to associate.
rexcurry.net /christian-socialism-Jesus-Camp-the-movie.html   (10720 words)

 1896: Socialism
One of the nation's most popular socialist newspapers, The Coming Nation, was published from a utopian colony in rural Tennessee.
It has believed that the party stood for the abolition of industrial slavery, and found justification for this belief in the undeniable fact that a large proportion of the active, non-office-seeking element of the party sincerely desired and labored for the triumph of the fundamental ideas of social reconstruction contained in the platform.
Books and pamphlets and letters from Socialists came by every mail and I began to read and think and dissect the anatomy of the system in which workingmen, however organized, could be shattered and battered and splintered...
projects.vassar.edu /1896/socialism.html   (1219 words)

Rather he presents the socialist case for educational, social and economic reforms, including the public ownership of the means of production and distribution, in terms of an argument for equality of opportunity.
In other words Socialists believe that political equality alone is not enough but needs supplementing by a large measure of economic equality if a happy community is to be created." (pp.
Redekop's condemns socialism theologically when he argues: "Christians do not believe that human nature is basically good and virtually perfectible by economic engineering..." This argument, which is based on the doctrine of original sin, needs careful qualification.
www.ucalgary.ca /~nurelweb/evang/red-web.html   (956 words)

 (Aussie Opposition) Leader puts Christianity out in front
KEVIN Rudd says Australia is a predominantly Christian country with a "Catholic-Protestant" tradition that places the Christian churches ahead of other religions in relations between church and state.
Rudd may be a proud Christian but he is definitely in the minority among his fellow Labor politicians (who would sit comfortably on the left wing of the Democrats).
James Keir Hardie, the founder of the British Labour Party, was a Christian socialist, as was Andrew Fisher, the first majority Labor prime minister of Australia.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1754208/posts   (569 words)

 Where Two or Three are Gathered   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The history of Christian Socialism is littered with various groups, often with similar names and overlapping membership.
Keeble was later involved in the founding of the Society of Socialist Christians.
Formed from the union of the Society of Socialist Christians and the Christian Socialist Crusade.
www.anglocatholicsocialism.org /familytree.html   (1610 words)

 Marxists Internet Archive Updates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Constitution of the Christian Socialist Fellowship: Adopted at the First Annual Conference, Louisville, KY—June 18, 1906.” Basic document of organizational law of the Christian Socialist Fellowship, adopted by the group’s founding conference held in Louisville, Kentucky.
The Crisis and the Socialist Party, by Louis C. Fraina [Nov. 30, 1918] This article from an early issue of The Revolutionary Age by editor Louis Fraina moves the focus of the publication from European events to the situation in America.
Rebuilding the Socialist Party, by James Oneal [Oct. 1923] This article by Socialist Party leader James Oneal attempts to spin the SPA’s precipitous decline in membership as a normal aspect of a labor movement in retreat across the country.
www2.cddc.vt.edu /marxists/admin/new/?M=D   (1669 words)

 www.theage.com.au - So, is he a Ruddy socialist?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Christian socialism was a 19th-century movement applying the principles of Christianity to modern industrial life.
Later, the term was more generally applied to attempts to combine the general aims of socialism with the principles of Christianity.
James Keir Hardie, British Labor leader in the early 20th century and one of Mr Rudd's heroes, subscribed to Christian socialism.
www.theage.com.au /text/articles/2006/12/14/1165685825218.html   (262 words)

 Christian Socialism, the Hooked Cross, the Crooked Cross, Hakenkreuz, swastika
The early Pledge of Allegiance used a straight-arm salute and it was the origin of the salute of the National Socialist German Workers' Party, as shown in recent discoveries by the historian Dr. Rex Curry (author of "Pledge of Allegiance Secrets").
Goebbels’ reference to “Christ Socialists” (Christussozialisten) as opposed to “Christian Socialists” (Christliche Sozialisten) emphasizes the nearly evangelical nature of the struggle: An unadulterated return to Christ’s teachings, free of the temporal church, is the only way to German salvation.
Many Socialists and Christians in modern America may have difficulty understanding how their ideas were used in the National Socialist German Workers' Party.
rexcurry.net /christian-socialism-social-gospel.html   (11152 words)

 Prime Ministers Speeches - 2001 - Christian Socialist Movement
But the Christian faith is not and should never be the monopoly of any one political party or section of the community.
An abhorrence of prejudice based on race, class, gender or occupation is fundamental to the Gospels.
It is what draws so many Christians into politics, across the political spectrum.
www.number-10.gov.uk /output/Page3243.asp   (2483 words)

 Kevin Rudd backtracks on socialist label | NEWS.com.au
Three years ago he declared himself "an old-fashioned Christian socialist", but yesterday he was busily denouncing socialism and also backflipping on a 2001 push to remove it from the ALP's constitution.
I have never been a socialist and I never will be a socialist," Mr Rudd said.
Mr Rudd also cites Keir Hardie, founder of the 19th century British Christian socialist movement, as one of his heroes.
www.news.com.au /story/0,10117,20929284-421,00.html?from=public_rss   (640 words)

 The Pledge of Allegiance - A Short History
In his Pledge, he is expressing the ideas of his first cousin, Edward Bellamy, author of the American socialist utopian novels, Looking Backward (1888) and Equality (1897).
Francis Bellamy in his sermons and lectures and Edward Bellamy in his novels and articles described in detail how the middle class could create a planned economy with political, social and economic equality for all.
Its owner and editor, Daniel Ford, had hired Francis in 1891 as his assistant when Francis was pressured into leaving his baptist church in Boston because of his socialist sermons.
history.vineyard.net /pledge.htm   (784 words)

 Government minister disassociates himself from Nestlé at Christian meeting
Mr Lammy, himself a Christian and a one-time member of the Church of England Archbishops’ Council, was speaking on the theme ‘Is slavery history?’, looking at the question of modern indentured labour and how to act in the light of the political and economic debts of the colonial era.
Mr Lammy began his own speech by making it clear that his presence at the meeting should not be taken as an endorsement of the company, which has been actively boycotted by churches, development agencies and human rights groups.
The Culture Minister said he believed that the meeting was a very important one, and that the Christian Socialist Movement (CSM) had taken the money mainly because they had not been able to get other financial backers.
www.ekklesia.co.uk /content/news_syndication/article_060929nestle.shtml   (728 words)

 Christian socialism Summary
The richness of the Christian vision of God's transcendence and presence, the range of constituencies to which it appeals, and the variety of contexts into which it has moved have produced an enormous variety of social...
It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Christian communism.
(Discuss) Christian socialism generally refers to those on the Christian left whose politics are both Christian and socialist and who see these two things as being in...
www.bookrags.com /Christian_socialism   (117 words)

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