Though the angry white supremacist right grabs today’s news, the truth is the Christian Left has much deeper roots in American history. According to the Reverend Quadricos Bernard Driskell, the religious left has always been part of the fabric of America. Jesus was about justice, compassion, and empathy. Driskell argues now “We need a bombastic counter-narrative, a politically engaged movement harkening back to the glory days of social gospel.” As the intolerant right chases away believers, more young people are choosing the religious left: reasons for optimism.

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