Martin O'Malley's Social Justice Religious Background"For 2016, Take Martin OMalley Seriously," by Jonathan Miller
This interesting article from 2014 provides excellent background about O'Malley's liberal Catholic religious background and the role it plays in solving problems in the public sphere. Here are some excerpts:
In his potential White House run, however, OMalley wont be pursuing the DLCs lurch-to-the-center path. Nor will he be following the liberal orthodoxy. Indeed, its the Maryland Governors uniquely post-Clinton, post-Obama positioning that makes him this handicappers pick to emerge as the dark horse with the most potent stretch kick in the 2016 presidential derby.
The most compelling reason? As OMalley demonstrated in the immigration debate, hes the rare progressive to frame his strongly felt policy positions in the language of faith. Its the passionate application of universal moral values by this devout Catholic that has the potential to upend the usual partisan and ideological categories that are choking todays body politic.
But the most interesting thing about OMalley is his exploration of an intriguing, heart-centered strategy that could potentially shake up our national political paradigm: using the language of faith and universal moral values to ground public policy.
The entire article can be found here:
informed the foundation of the service and philosophy of the Kennedy family.
Not a bad place to start.
This Unitarian Universalist Agrees with him.
ETA - I posted this on July 18th last year:
Republicans after Reagan have tried to make compassion into a dirty word.
Compassion is an essential part of humanity. Without it, we are not human.
Inclusiveness is another word that O'Malley uses a lot and is a hallmark of Unitarian Universalists.
Good people everywhere tend to agree when it comes to basic human values.