The Bible and Christian theology have also strongly influenced Western philosophers and political activists. The teachings of Jesus, such as the Parable of the Good Samaritan, are among the important sources for modern notions of Human Rights and the welfare measures commonly provided by governments in the West. Long held Christian teachings on sexuality and marriage and family life have also been both influential and (in recent times) controversial. Open wiki material has been collected for this overview of the influence the Christian church has had on society and cultural change and chooses Christian Socialism and Left as being examples of direct movements with a specific policitical and cultural aim. We hope to stimulate your thoughts on what would jesus do in the world we live in.