David Gray: Democratic Outreach to the Religious Left

It is historic that there is a Faith Caucus at the current Democratic National Convention. The interfaith gathering last Sunday (August 24) and the events all week are diverse in terms of representing different religions, but not in terms of ideology, which is progressive across the faiths. The caucus panels are moderated mostly by Obama’s director of religious outreach, Joshua Dubois, or by Jim Wallis, a principle architect of the religious left, which became politically active following the 2004 elections and formed Faith in Public Life, among other projects, to engage people of faith for the Democratic Party.

–David Gray directs the New America Foundation’s Workforce and Family Program. An attorney and ordained Presbyterian minister, he is an associate pastor at Georgetown Presbyterian Church and a chaplain at American University in Washington, DC.