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Jim Wallis Blog Entries

Average Autoworkers Aren't the Problem

It was just a couple of months ago that the country was embroiled in a debate about bailing out Wall Street.
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Rich Cizik, Pioneer for New Evangelicals, Resigns from NAE

Rich Cizik has been a pioneer in the "new evangelical" movement and a real hero, especially to the next generation of young believers.
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Automakers: Apology Accepted

This week GM printed a full page ad in Automotive News magazine to make a public apology. They said:
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Time Magazine's Top Ten Religion Stories: Right on New Evangelicals, Wrong on the Economy

Time magazine just released its "Top Ten of Everything in 2008."
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New Faith-Based Initiatives Report: 'Serving People in Need, Safeguarding Religious Freedom'

I have long supported effective partnerships between government and faith-based organizations.
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The Gentler Gamester is the Soonest Winner

"The appeal of terrorism is waning," said Mathew Burrows, head of long-range analysis in the office of the director of national intelligence.
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India's 9/11

Many in India and across the world saw last week's hostage situation as In
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A Time for Giving Thanks

It is a time to be thankful, even in the midst of the economic crisis all around the world. The election showed that our country is better than some of us thought it was.
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Don't Take the Bush-Obama Handshake for Granted

The campaign was filled with backstabbers, liars, and cheats. Entire books were created out of thin air to defame opponents.
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Scapegoating Sarah Palin

Let me repeat myself.
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Changing Places: How the Obama Election Transformed Historic Locations

Having talked to many friends since the election, I am conscious of how lots of us are still trying to let what happened sink in.
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Time to Open up a Two-Way Street

Dear President-elect Obama,
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Frank Schaeffer on Who Lost this Election and Why

Not everyone in the country is happy with the election results, but Frank Schaeffer argues that only two groups lost, the New Atheists and the Religious Right.
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Vision of a New Day

The first thing I read this morning was a reflection on the meaning of this week's events for the church.
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A New Faith Coalition

Most elections are just power rearrangements; this one was a transformational moment in our history.
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An Open Door For Change

Yesterday's election represents a watershed moment in the life and history of our country.
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Video and Petition: A Prayer and Pledge for President-elect Obama

Dear Mr. President-elect Obama: I want personally to offer you my prayers as you embark on the enormous challenge of leading our country in a time of great crisis and crossroads. While our ultimate hope is our faith in God, we also have high hopes for your administration.
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