Jesus Was A Socialist | The Huffington Post

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JoAnn Chateau

A brief and succinct history of American Democratic Socialism — and how Christian leaders led the way. A rational, eye-opening, great read! Please share. ❤ Happy New Year!

Jesus Was A Socialist | The Huffington Post

“The idea of Christian socialism has a long and proud tradition. As capitalism emerged in the mid-1800s, many of its fiercest critics based their ideas on Jesus’ teachings…

…Including labor leader Eugene Debs, settlement house founder Jane Addams, Rev. Walter Rauschenbusch, and Helen Keller — rooted their views in their Christian faith, which became known as “social gospel.” Indeed, many of the leaders of America’s socialist movement, including Norman Thomas (1884-1968) — who ran for president five times on the Socialist Party ticket and was often called “America’s conscience” — were Protestant clergy…

Today’s democratic socialists believe in private enterprise but think it should be subject to rules that guarantee businesses act responsibly. Banks…

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