Religion and Socialism


DSA's Religion and Socialism group is open to DSA members of all faiths whose socialism is in some way inspired by their spiritual identity.

There is a long tradition of religious socialism in the United States that has been ignored or forgotten. The Religion and Socialism group of DSA refuses to cede the ground of faith to the religious right.


Many in faith-based communities hesitate to join a socialist movement because of what they perceive as an anti-religious bias among leftists.

We see ourselves as a bridge group. Our work is with and within faith communities as allies and coalition partners. Examples of such work include the New Sanctuary Movement, religion and labor coalitions, reproductive justice, and LGBTQ advocacy.


Talking About Socialism Webinar

March 25, 2018

This training is at 7:00 pm ET, 6:00 pm CT, 5:00 pm MT, 4:00 pm PT

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Join Steve Max, a founder of the legendary community organizing school, the Midwest Academy, to practice talking about socialism in plain language. Create your own short rap. Use your personal experience and story to explain democratic socialism. Prepare for those conversations about socialism that happen when you table or canvass. This workshop is for those who have already had an introduction to democratic socialism, whether from DSA's webinar or from other sources. Questions? Contact Theresa Alt <> 607-280-7649.

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