Mustering the Courage
Some of the leading faith-based liberal scholars have long asserted that self-identified progressives’ failure to invest in ideas was fatal to democracy, but even the way society is conceptually viewed by liberals makes it impossible for this milieu to engage civic affairs effectively.
Their model of engagement is diplomatic, when what is called for is the public health model, applied to the pandemic of aggression. Lobbying and negotiation is almost wholly inappropriate under these circumstances.
As during the Civil Rights Movement, leadership capable of dealing with this war of ideas will not come from the religious establishment, but despite them. The key is mustering the courage to take risks or back those who do, but this is completely absent in mainstream institutions.