Every issue is a moral issue. Take the economic crisis, for example…

“Clearly, the financial crisis is a structural meltdown that calls
for increased government regulation of banks and other financial
players. Members of faith communities, such as those who joined me in
front of the Treasury building, are helping to push for this sort of

“But at its core, this is also a spiritual crisis. More and more
people are coming to understand that underlying the economic crisis is
a values crisis, and that any economic recovery must be accompanied by
a moral recovery. We have been asking the wrong question: When will the
financial crisis end? The right question is: How will it change us?
This could be a moment to reexamine the ways we measure success, do
business and live our lives; a time to renew spiritual values and
practices such as simplicity, patience, modesty, family, friendship,
rest and Sabbath.”

The top-down version of hope and change was rhetoric. This is
happening from the ground up, the grassroots. It’s the community
organizing of 2010.

Carolyn Moynihan

Carolyn Moynihan is the former deputy editor of MercatorNet