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Jim Wallis Blog Entries

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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My Prayer for Election Day

On the eve of this historic election, let us pause for a moment of thanks.
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Audio: Conversation with a Swing State Pastor

Last week Jim Wallis sat down with Mike Slaughter to talk about the faith and politics of a swing state pastor.
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Why I Believe Christians Should Vote

Hey Shane, thanks for weighing in. I appreciate it.
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Audio: Evangelical and Catholic Leaders Offer Alternative Pro-Life Position

Editor's Note: During a teleconference today, evangelical and Catholic leaders challenged people of faith to evaluate candidates on a consistent ethic of life that protects life from the "womb
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Be Not Afraid

In the final days of this election campaign, a new message has emerged.
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James Dobson's 'Letter From 2012 in Obama's America'

James Dobson, you owe America an apology.
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Seeking the Heart of God

I have had a simple prayer on my heart of late -- "God, break my heart for the things that break yours." This past Saturday and Sunday I spent the weekend with Pastor Mike Slaughter at Ginghamsbur
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Listening to Those Who Sacrificed for the Right to Vote

I read with interest Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove's post on voting last week.
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'A Movement Requires Sacrifice'

The word "movement" is in the air these days.
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Joe the Pastor

A new figure has entered the 2008 election campaign. His name is "Joe the plumber," and his concerns about his future have now entered the message of this political year.
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My Personal 'Faith Priorities' for this Election

In 2004, several conservative Catholic bishops and a few megachurch pastors like Rick Warren issued their list of "non-negotiables," which were intended to be a voter guide for their followers.
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Jim Cramer's Wallis' Mad Money

My stock pick for the day? Hormel, the makers of Spam. Since May, Spam has been reporting record sales. It is one of the first moves for many families when they need to cut back in their food budgets. So BUY, BUY, BUY!
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A New Conversation on Abortion

In last evening's presidential debate, the first steps were taken toward a new national conversation about abortion. For too many years, the old one hadn't changed very much.
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Audio: Adam Hamilton on How His Megachurch Does Justice

Pastor Adam Hamilton talks about how his suburban megachurch engages issues of social justice in the education system of their inner-city
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