Vision Statement of the Religion and Socialism Commission of the Democratic Socialists of Americahttp://www.religioussocialism.com/vision.html
Publisher: Religious Socialism
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX22942
Vision Statement of the Religion and Socialism Commission of the Democratic Socialists of America
The vision stems from our different religious traditions, but together we can give it a modern name: Religious Democratic Socialism. We know that all three of those words have been misused by some who would freeze them into death, turning them into idols.
In the name of religion dissenters have been burned at the stake, in the name of democracy peasants have been napalmed, in the name of socialism workers have been shot. Yet the vision embodied in those words is no pale and deadening idol, but a vision taught by the source of all life, and we believe that all three words point toward the same vision.
That vision is not often shared by those who possess state and corporate power whatever the labels they attach to themselves. The power to shape the future of the human race, or to bring it to an end, is now in the hands of a few people.