The Common Good Press Items
The Rev. Jim Wallis, founder of the Sojourners movement, has long argued that “Our budget is a moral document and it is either going to reflect the best of who we are or the worst.”
They didn’t have the pizazz of the firefighters taking a lead role in the protests at the state Capitol last week. They didn’t have the bombast of MSNBC host Ed Schultz broadcasting live from the Capitol lawn. They didn’t offer the drama of the disappearing Democrats. But throughout the amazing protests of Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to strip most public employees of most of their collective bargaining rights, there were voices of religious leaders rising up to frame the moral issues in what has become a defining debate on economic justice not only for Wisconsin but for the nation.