Teaching Social Justice and Shared Abundance (Socialism) Through Faith: Obama’s Community Organizing Faith Initiative Supporters

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Wright, Wallis and Wade Rathke at Gamaliel in 2005: Was Obama in the audience?

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The Gamaliel Foundation claims to be a non-partisan faith based initiative.

Jim Wallis teaches Marxism through the Sojourners.

Both of these “faith” based groups support Obama.

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The Gamaliel Foundation:

Bishop Hanson is Presiding Bishop of the 4.2 million member Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). “I believe we can use this methodology to integrate the attitudes and disciplines of community organizing even more deeply with our church revitalization efforts” Bishop Hanson said regarding his experience with Gamaliel Training.

ABOUT GAMALIEL

Gamaliel is a grassroots network of non-partisan, faith-based organizations in 18 U.S. states, South Africa and the United Kingdom, that organizes to empower ordinary people to effectively participate in the political, environmental, social and economic decisions affecting their lives. Gamaliel’s diverse members apply their faith and values to the pursuit of equal opportunity for all, shared abundance, and stronger, more prosperous communities.

Gamaliel provides leadership training, helps build community organizations, and leads local and national social justice campaigns. Gamaliel is the only national community organizing network that marries broad-based grassroots organizing campaigns with state-of-the-art regional opportunity research and policy development.

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Their Work

OUR WORK

OVERVIEW

Gamaliel trains community organizers at national training events, helps build local affiliate organizations through ongoing consultation, and coordinates the work of affiliates on national social justice campaigns.

Issues

• Civil Rights of Immigrants

• Education

• Health Care

• Jobs and Economic Development

• Opportunity Housing

• Transportation

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Read by clicking on blue lettered link below

Gamaliel Foundation Vision Statement

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Gamaliel and the Barack Obama Connection
by Gregory A. Galluzzo

President elect Barack Obama has throughout his political career made repeated references to his time as a community organizer on the South Side of Chicago. It is important that we all understand the connection between Barack and Gamaliel. In l980 Mary Gonzales and I created the United Neighborhood Organization of Chicago.

In l982 we decided that we needed some expertise from someone who had done faith based community organizing. A person who had worked as such an organizer in Illinois and in Pennsylvania approached me about joining our organizing team. His name was Jerry Kellman. Jerry helped Mary and myself become better organizers. While he was working for us, he connected with a group called the Calumet Community Religious Conference (CCRC) operating on the South Side in the South Suburbs of Chicago, and in Indiana. CCRC had been formed in response to the massive shut down of major industry and the resulting job loss and all of the concomitant social tragedies.

Jerry and I reached an understanding that we would support his work in the South Suburbs so that he could become director of his own project. It was Jerry Kellman who put an ad in the New York Times about an organizing position in the Chicago area. Barack responded; Jerry interviewed him and offered him a position. Barack accepted. Almost at this very time, Jerry propositioned an old friend of his to return to Chicago from Texas and work with him in this new organizing venture. His friend was Mike Kruglik.Mike and Jerry were the first mentors of Barack in organizing.

CCRC, which spanned communities in Northwest Indiana, the South Suburbs and parts of the City of Chicago proved to be unwieldy. Jerry and I decided to split it into three parts. Barack would work to found a new independent project in the South side of Chicago, Mike Kruglik would be the director of the South Suburban Action Conference and Jerry Kellman would develop organizing in Northwest Indiana. At that point Jerry asked me to become Barack’s consultant.

And at this time we were just creating the Gamaliel Foundation. I met with Barack on a regular basis as he incorporated the Developing Communities Project, as he moved the organization into action and as he developed the leadership structure for the organization. He would write beautiful and brilliant weekly reports about his work and the people he was engaging.

When Barack decided to go to Harvard Law School, he approached John McKnight, a professor at Northwestern and a Gamaliel Board member for a letter of recommendation. When Barack was leaving he made sure that Gamaliel was the formal consultant to the organization that he had created and to the staff that he had hired.

Barack has acknowledged publicly that he had been the director of a Gamaliel affiliate. He has supported Gamaliel throughout the years by conducting training both at the National Leadership Training events and at the African American Leadership Commission. He has also attended our public meetings.

We are honored and blessed by the connection between Barack and Gamaliel.

http://www.gamaliel.org/Obama%20Gamalie%20lConnection.htm

***Note:  Above link has been disabled***

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DOES THIS look non-partisan to YOU?

One of their Latest Tweets

Gamaliel’s National Clergy Caucus supports Defenders of the Dream march to Sanford @gamalielnetwork#trayvonmartin http://t.co/lpuycKrf

Letter of Support From Gamaliel National Clergy Caucus

Posted on April 4, 2012

April 4, 2012

Defenders of the Dream:

On behalf of the 1,500 clergy and religious leaders of Gamaliel grassroots organizations in eighteen states, we applaud your courage, passion, and determination to defend the Dream as you march from Daytona to Sanford.  In this holy season of Easter and Passover, we celebrate the actions of God to liberate humanity from every expression of servitude, oppression, and death.  Your actions are an expression of that liberation in this generation.

The blood of Trayvon Martin cries out to heaven.  God hears.  You hear.  We are heartened and challenged by your response.

As we commemorate the anniversary of the slaying of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we are mindful of the ongoing efforts to kill the Dream of Dr. King and of those countless others who sacrificed with him in the struggle for freedom in this nation.  You pledge by your words and your actions to defend that Dream, especially for brown and black young people who have every right to pursue their dreams without fear of intimidation, racial assault, or mortal threat.  You are an inspiration to us.

May God bless you, protect you, and guide you.

Rabbi Ron Symons, President, Gamaliel National Clergy Caucus
The Rev. David Bigsby, President, Gamaliel Council of Presidents
The Rev. John Welch, President, Gamaliel African American Leadership Commission
The Rev. Dennis Jacobsen, Director, Gamaliel National Clergy Caucus

LINK

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Jim Wallis:  One of Obama’s Faith Advisors

Pastor Jim Wallis isn’t one to candy-coat his views about Jesus and the Bible. Wallis, who is revered as the modern-day father of the “Christian left,” has urged believers to embrace the Occupy Wall Street movement and has made his own, personal quest for social justice known. He continues to allege that the protesters who insist that they are “the 99 percent” are people who “stand with Jesus.”

Over the weekend, The Blaze reported about a video interview with the leftist pastor that was aired earlier this week at Lifetree Café locations across the country. In a short clip from the presentation, Wallis was seen claiming that America is “not a Christian nation“ and that it has ”never been a Christian nation.”

Now Rev. Jim Wallis proclaims this:

LIB PASTOR JIM WALLIS: ‘AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM…IS A HERESY…& IT‘S VERY DANGEROUS’

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From the Sojourner website: Rev. Jim Wallis is the CEO of Sojourners.

Mission

Our mission is to articulate the biblical call to social justice, inspiring hope and building a movement to transform individuals, communities, the church, and the world.

Strategic Commitments

Our commitments are faith in action in three strategic areas: racial and social justice, life and peace, and environmental stewardship.

Vision

At Sojourners, we envision a future in which Christians put their faith into action in the passionate pursuit of social justice, peace, and environmental stewardship, working in partnership with people of other perspectives, for the common good of communities, families and individuals.  We articulate that vision, convene and mobilize constituencies, and build alliances for effective advocacy.

http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=about_us.mission

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Marxist Theology Infiltrating Christian Churches: James Cone, Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Rev. Jim Wallis

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***A MUST WATCH VIDEO**

Wright, Wallis, Rathke at Gamaliel 2005

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**Note WHAT Jim Wallis says from 2:00 to 2:35. “You are the ones we’ve been waiting for”

**Wade Rathke; founder of ACORN speaks at 2:30. “These partnerships; you know when you are a partner with ACORN we forgive all sins”

Now LISTEN to words from Obama’s own mouth:

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Related Links:

“America’s Most Biblically-Hostile U.S. President” Timeline Included.

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“Individual salvation has always depended on collective salvation……?”~~Barack Obama

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United States Senator Barack Obama gave the 2005 Commencement address at Knox College on Saturday, June 4, 2005. Senator Obama was awarded an honorary degree in recognition of his accomplishments in public service.

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Valerie Jarrett Uses Ebenezer Baptist Church To Give Political Speech

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How Marxism has Infiltrated the Catholic Church

Excerpt:

Domestically, President Barack Obama’s speech at Notre Dame has to be understood in the context of his hiring and training by Jerry Kellman, an apostle of Saul Alinsky at the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF). Kellman “led a group, the Calumet Community Religious Conference, that had been created by several local Catholic churches,” noted National Review writer Byron York. Tyson had noted that Saul Alinsky, an organizer and socialist, originally had the support of Catholic Bishop Bernard J. Sheil and was facilitated in the San Antonio, Texas, area by the Catholic Diocese there. It became a center for support for Liberation Theology and opposition to the Reagan policy in Central America. A documentary, “The Democratic Promise: Saul Alinsky and His Legacy,” noted that, “Alinsky envisioned an ‘organization of organizations,’ comprised of all sectors of the community — youth committees, small businesses, labor unions, and, most influential of all, the Catholic Church.” The Citizen’s Handbooknotes that“Much of IAF organizing occurs through Christian churches particularly the Catholic church.”

Over the last 10 years, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has given millions of Catholic-donated dollars to the Industrial Areas Foundation and the Saul Alinsky-style ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now). ACORN, which has reportedly received more than $53 million in federal funds, has been implicated in voter fraud on behalf of the Obama presidential campaign.

One protester’s sign said that Notre Dame, the most clearly recognizable Catholic institution in the U.S., had spiritually “sold out”1 by giving President Barack Obama an honorary doctor of laws degree. But this was the candidate who won a majority of the Catholic vote in the 2008 presidential election. There certainly is a split within America’s Catholic community, but Obama and his fifth column leftist or “progressive” supporters and handlers seem to be winning.

What lies behind this confrontation is a decades-long assault on the Christian religion, the Catholic Church and its “Culture of Life” in particular, which are regarded by modern-day Marxists as a major impediment to their plans for a complete takeover of American – and global – institutions. These Marxists are guided by Italian Communist Antonio Gramsci, whose writings were introduced to the United States in the mid-1950s by Carl Marzani, a publisher and Soviet KGB agent whose publishing house was subsidized by the KGB. Marzani published The Open Marxism of Antonio Gramsci in 1957. 2

Gramsci’s Marxist theory of cultural revolution stressed that dominance over the existing order in the West, including religion, was rooted in education, the media, law, and a mass culture of beliefs, values, and traditions. He said that it was through these elements that the “ruling class” exercised mind-control or “hegemony” over ordinary people. Hence, to overturn the existing order and “Marxize the inner man,” one must create a subversive program of “counter-hegemony” against its supporting culture. The war against the existing culture would leave nothing outside of the struggle, especially Christianity, to negate the established modes of thought and ways of doing things.

Christianity is considered a prime target in preparing the way for a “Marxized America,” since religion, as an independent center of societal values, stands in the way of creating a new culture based on what is deceptively called “social justice” and “change.” Religion, in the Gramsci view, is the foundation for the Western values of individual liberty, private property, and the traditional family, and must be abolished in order for the new communist society to emerge.

Keep reading here……..

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Listen to clergy and community leaders talk about the PICO organizing model and what it means to be a part of a faith-based movement for justice.

LINK from Gamaliel to Sojourners talking about PICO.

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Disgrace! Churches of Christ Leader Shills for Cuban Communists. **PLUS** Faith based Marxism taught through Religious Community Organizing

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Where are the teachings of Self-Respect, Love and Empowerment over oneself through faith?

Is Class warfare being taught through Marxist connected churches?

YOU DECIDE.

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