The Common Good

Jim Wallis Blog Entries

Cut the Deficit--Cut Military Spending

President Obama's 2011 budget, submitted to Congress this week, totals $3.8 trillion and projects a deficit of $1.6 trillion.
+Continue Reading

Obama's Call for Civility Amid Prayer Breakfast Controversy

President Obama spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast this morning, with a plea for civility in
+Continue Reading

Justice for Vieques

The book of Jeremiah states, "For the hurt of my poor people I am hurt, I mourn, and dismay has taken hold of me. Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there?
+Continue Reading

The State of the Union: Unfinished Business

After one tumultuous year in office, President Barack Obama used his first State of the Union address
+Continue Reading

Video: Jim Wallis at the World Economic Forum in Davos

banner-Finding-Your-Way-in-the-New-Economy

Jim Wallis speaks on the plenary panel topic: "Rethinking Values in the Post-Crisis World," with Yvan Allaire, Thomas H. Glocer, Yasuchika Hasegawa, Hartmut Ostrowski, Muhammad Yunus, and James H. Quigley.

100128_davos_video_thumb

+Continue Reading

Campaign Finance Outrage: Democracy for the Highest Bidder

Yesterday's Supreme Court ruling on campaign finance law will give a huge boost to the special interests that already exercise a stranglehold on our political system, allowing them to tighten their grip and fu
+Continue Reading

Haiti: God Is Suffering With Those Who Are Suffering

There are times when events make everything else pale in comparison.
+Continue Reading