Religious Left and New Age Religions

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This section of DiscoverTheNetworks examines the worldviews and activities of individuals who seek to advance the doctrines of the religious left. (For a fuller discussion of those doctrines, click here.) The RESOURCES column on the right side of this page contains a link to the section where profiles of these individuals can be found. It also contains links to articles, essays, books, and videos that explore, in depth, the following:

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  • liberation theology, which holds that the church must stand on the side of the impoverished and the downtrodden, and that it must, if necessary, support the overthrow of social systems — especially capitalism — that contribute to their oppression;
  • black liberation theology, which seeks to foment Marxist revolutionary fervor founded on racial rather than class solidarity;
  • the religious left’s affinity for socialist and leftist doctrines generally;
  • the religious left’s embrace of radical environmentalism, which views capitalism and industry as inherently destructive to the natural world;
  • the anti-Americanism that is a hallmark of the religious left;
  • the anti-Israel and anti-Semitic worldviews that are commonplace among the religious left;
  • the religious left’s support for open borders, unregulated immigration, and amnesty for illegal aliens residing in the United States;
  • the religious left’s steadfast belief that pacifism is the only morally acceptable way of dealing with aggressors around the world; and
  • the religious left’s alliance with certain elements in the labor-union movement.

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