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Social Gospel

Monday, October 13, 2008
Social Gospel

"And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise." So reads the 31st verse of the 6th chapter of Luke, in the Bible - possibly the most famous line in the world's most famous book. To those following the Social Gospel movement, it has practical applications. This movement arose in the late 19th century and its believers apply the teachings of Christianity to the world's social problems - poverty, inequality, crime, war, and others. Now devotees from Louisville and elsewhere are working to rewrite their creed to ensure it reflects today's issues. Join us on Monday to learn more about Social Gospel - what it looked like in 1908, and how it’s staying relevant today. This is an archive edition of our show, so we won't be taking calls this hour.

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Laura is LPM's Director of Podcasts & Special Projects. Email Laura at lellis@lpm.org.