The Dallas Area Christian Progressive Alliance (DACPA) was founded in 2005 by grassroots Christians with a mission to live the radical love, compassion and justice of Jesus and to promote these values in religious and public discourse . DACPA uses Matthew 25:31-45, a section of the Bible in which Jesus reminds us that we are judged by how we treat the hungry, the sick, the stranger, and prisoners, as a guide to fulfilling this mission.
Then the righteous will answer him, “Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?” And the king will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” (Matthew 25:31-45)