From the Christian Socialist Movement’s “Statement of Values”:
We believe that Christian teaching should be reflected in laws and institutions and that the Kingdom of God finds its political expression in democratic socialist policies.
Hmm. Any thoughts on this? I can think of any number of objections (whether from a “two kingdoms” or “Christian anarchist” perspective, or just by a casual deconstruction of the term “democratic socialist” in the context of the CSM’s New Labour leanings) but would welcome your views in the comments.
Edit: I should add that I’m not objecting to “democratic socialist policies” as such, but querying the implied claim that those policies enjoy divine sanction as the “political expression” of the kingdom of God, rather than being a merely human political position.