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Jim Wallis Blog Entries

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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Justice Revival is Coming

Earlier this month, I was in Dallas for the official launch of Sojourners' next Justice Revival.
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National Association of Evangelicals Provides Moral Model on Immigration Reform

After nearly two years of collective scripture study, discernment, and dialogue, on Oct.
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Put Poor People on the Climate Change Agenda

Last week, a group of senators, many in the leadership of the majority Democratic Party, asked for a meeting with a small group of interfaith religious leaders. Their topic: climate change. The Senate now has a bill that will soon be up for a vote and the 10 senators wanted our feedback -- and also our support. I was asked to say a few words.
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