Rich Cizik Re-emerges with New Partnership for the Common Good

Here’s a piece from Newsweek on Obama and the religious moderates (these are really the evangelical liberals).

Watching two good men, Rich Cizik and David Gushee, and their just-announced New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good.
The article reads:

Richard Cizik, the erstwhile lobbyist for the National Association of Evangelicals, has just emerged from hiding after being fired for telling NPR’s Terry Gross that he voted for Obama in the primary and supported civil unions. Now, together with David Gushee, an evangelical theologian who has written against torture, Cizik has founded the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good, which aims to redefine the Christian agenda. Cizik first met Obama at a June 2008 meeting with evangelical leaders. “I came away exceedingly impressed. But that person, the person I first heard articulate his values—I don’t think it’s come through as it ought.”


About Jim Jewell

I am a writer and consultant on faith and public life, active for many years in management and communications in the evangelical community. I now work as the director of the nonprofit practice at The Valcort Group ( Everything on this blog, however, is my personal opinion and is not read or approved before it is posted. Opinions, conclusions and other information expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Valcort.
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