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If They Are Too Big To Fail, Let's Make Them Smaller

We're off and running. I am headed for the airport to go to Detroit for the first leg in our book tour for Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street-A Moral Compass for the New Economy.
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Christmas in the Trenches

We first published this reflection by Jim Wallis in 2002. It has since become our Christmas tradition, kind of our own Charlie Brown Christmas special, if you will. With the ongoing conflicts raging during each passing year, it remains tragically relevant, particularly this year as we think about Afghanistan.
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Obama's Nobel Speech: Reflection and Response

President Obama laid out a moral defense of the use of force in his acceptance speech in Oslo
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Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill: A Betrayal of Christ's Teachings

There are times in the "culture wars" when a very diverse group of religious leaders can come together across the political spectrum in a common cause.
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We Needed a New Approach in Afghanistan -- and This Isn't It

The decision by President Obama to send additional troops to Afghanistan saddens me. I believe it is a mistake, it is the wrong direction for U.S.
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Video: Jim Wallis and Eboo Patel

At Interfaith Youth Core's conference, Dr. Eboo Patel talks to Jim Wallis about Jim's personal faith journey and the potential for interfaith cooperation.
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This Thanksgiving Remember the Immigrant, Pilgrim

As I take time to reflect on what I am truly thankful for, my family certainly tops the list. I've just been out of the country for a week, so I will cherish the time sitting around the table with my kids, asking one another to share what we are most thankful for.
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An Open Letter from Sojourners to Zondervan

We at Sojourners, in solidarity with our Asian American sisters and brothers, affirm the act of repentance by Zondervan in its
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Build, Don't Destroy in Afghanistan: An Open Letter to President Obama

Your voice is being heard. Already, thousands of you have signed a letter and contacted the White House urging a new way forward in Afghanistan.
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Health Care: Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

The following is a memo Jim Wallis has provided to leaders throughout the nation concerning the ongoing issue of abortion within the health care reform debate and the need to find common ground
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New Tools for Peace in Afghanistan

When all you have is a hammer everything seems like a nail. No famous line more aptly applies to the president's current dilemma of seeking the best solution for Afghanistan.
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The Elections You May Not Have Noticed

Most of the country probably didn't notice.
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What a Neighborhood Elder Taught Me About Interfaith Prayer

A story I have written about before and preached on time and time again recently took on new meaning for me.
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Helping the Church Be the Church

Every day churches across the country respond to the economic crisis by supporting families in need, assisting those in search of a job, and reaching out to people on the back streets of America.
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An Altar Call from Bill and Melinda Gates

Last week, my wife Joy and I were front and center when Bill and Melinda Gates launched their new Living Proof campaign in Washington, D.C.
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Afghanistan: A Whole New Approach

We've all been watching carefully as the Obama administration tries to decide how to move forward on U.S. policy in Afghanistan.
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