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Looking for Allies at the World Economic Forum in Davos

Today I arrived in Switzerland for the first day of the World Economic Forum's (WEF) yearly summit in Davos.
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President Obama's Call for Common Ground on Abortion Reduction

I am encouraged that President Obama's first action on abortion was to release a statement supporting a common ground approach to reducing abortion, even as he also reiterated his policy of support
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Inauguration Journal: Scattered Thoughts Over Four Days of History

It's a better country than I thought it was. I honestly wouldn't have thought this possible. I guess I would have agreed with the older generation of African Americans in my neighborhood: This day would never come in our lifetimes-but here it is.
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Seeking Common Ground for Abortion Reduction on Roe vs. Wade Anniversary

Some call this the March for Life day, others the Roe day. It has been a day that divides us.
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Video: Jim Wallis in Inaugural Prayer Service at National Cathedral

Today Jim Wallis participated in the National Prayer Service to celebrate the inauguration of the 44th President of the United States.
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Changing the Image of Religion: The New Faith Coalition

The day after the inauguration, I will be joining with Muslim, Hindu, Jewish, and Christian leaders at the National Prayer Service for our new president.
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MLK and the Mountain Moving Business

This post was Jim Wallis' contribution when invited to write a guest post on the blog for USA Service, a campaign to encourage national service in obser
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It's Time for a Sustained Focus on a Lasting Middle East Peace

I can't help commenting on the tragic situation in Gaza after a week like this. There have been many calls for a ceasefire which, of course, I support as necessary and important.
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MLK Day Altar Call to Action

Yesterday, the Presidential Inauguration Committee announced that the annual celebration of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be an official part of the inauguration activities.
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Child Tax Credit: Better Late Than Never

In 2003, Call to Renewal was deeply engaged in working to have a refundable child tax credit included in that year's tax cu
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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.
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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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