Third Way - Voice of
the radical centre: "Third Way represents a movement
dedicated to creating a society based on Justice, Community
and Individual freedom against one that is based on Greed, Globalisation
and Tyranny. We act as a 'Think-Tank' for positive ideas
and apart from this website also publish a quarterly magazine
'Third Way' .... We support cross-party organisations that
are carrying out vital work e.g. Solidarity...."
Third way - Who's who:
"David Sheppard... serve[s] as Bishop of Liverpool from 1975 to
1997. He chaired the church's Board for Social Responsibility from
1991 to 1996, and his most celebrated book is Bias to the Poor....
"Corinne Brown (trustee
...) marketed Inter-Varsity Press from 1994 to 1998....
McCloughry (trustee... and chair) is the director of Kingdom
Trust and a consultant on applied social ethics. He... is the
author of many books, including the bestselling Men and Masculinity..."
Third Way - What's what:
"The evangelical community which
conceived and gave birth to it [The Third Way] had begun in the Sixties to rediscover
the imperative of 'social responsibility' which, with some notable
exceptions, it had so long neglected.... The process of re-engagement with
our culture and society though today it is still far from complete
was well in hand. Third Way was to be an advocate for that re-engagement,
and a forum for the robust and radical biblical thinking that it
"Its title referred to a comment by Os Guinness in The
Dust of Death: 'How often in the contemporary discussion a sensitive
modern man knows that he cannot accept either of the polarised alternatives
offered to him. In Christianity, however, there can be a Third Way,
a true middle ground which has a basis, is never compromise and
is far from silent.'...
"In the flux of the New Age and its disillusion with
scientific materialism, our society seems more willing to talk about
spiritual and moral issues. ...sociologists are talking of the 're-enchantment'
of society and the rediscovery of the transcendent. One of the most
popular topics of debate on the Internet is religion.... In this climate, a magazine that is distinctively biblical,
intellectually rigorous, socially responsible and culturally aware
has a chance to win a hearing...."
Third Way - directory:
[Notice these links:]
Christian People's Alliance...
Christian Socialist Movement.... Movement for Christian Democracy.... Sojourners...."
National Coordinator Tony Jones
"As emerging Christian leaders have been
pushing through the polarities of left and right
in an effort to find a
new, third way, we've been
desperate to find partners for that quest," he said. "It's with great joy and
promise that we partner with the leaders of S3K to talk about the future and
(Shawn Landres & Tony Jones, Jan 3, 2006)
Emergent Christian, Jewish Leaders in First-Ever Meeting
(S3K) and Emergent will host a groundbreaking meeting to connect
pioneering Jewish and Christian leaders from dynamic and
on January 16-17, 2006. ...emerging leaders from across America
will share experiences and exchange ideas about
reinventing the meaning and
practice of community in
their respective faith traditions, especially for
unaffiliated Christians and Jews....
Emergent Christian theologian
has met with S3K three times to discuss recent trends among
younger Christians and Jews. 'We have so much
on so many levels,' he noted. 'We
face similar problems in the present, we have
common hopes for the future,
and we draw from shared
resources in our heritage.
I'm thrilled with the possibility of developing friendship and
collaboration in ways that help
God's dreams come true
for our synagogues, churches, and
Emergent Jewish &
Christian Leaders to Meet
"CSM traces its origins
back to 1848, though the movement has grown and developed since
then through the contribution of people with a clear commitment
to social justice born of their Christian faith. F D Maurice, Ellen
Wilkinson [Fabian socialist], George Lansbury [Angela Lansbury's
RH Tawney [Fabian]... may be among the better known
Treason in the
Church: Trading Truth for a "Social Gospel"
Part 3: Transforming the World by Subverting the Church
socialism generally refers to those on the Christian left whose
politics are both Christian and socialist and who see these two
things as being interconnected. Broadly speaking, this category
can include Liberation theology and the doctrine of the social gospel.
The term 'Christian Socialism' is used in this sense by organizations
such as the Christian Socialist Movement (CSM), a specifically Christian
grouping affiliated with the British Labour Party. The term also
pertains to such earlier figures as the nineteenth century writer
Frederick Denison Maurice (The Kingdom of Christ, 1838) and Francis
the Church: Trading Truth for a "Social Gospel
the World by Subverting the Church