The Common Good

Recent Posts from Jim Wallis

It was a big day for a general on Capitol Hill yesterday, as Gen. David Petraeus made his long-awaited "progress report" to a joint House committee. But one congressman remembered the last time a general's testimony drew such public attention. It was on April 1967 that Gen. William Westmoreland made his speech to Congress about how much progress we were making in Vietnam. Later, in November 1967, the [...]

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The war in Iraq should never have been fought, cannot be won, and must now be ended.

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The presidential forum clearly showed that faith is alive and well on both sides of the political aisle.

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An eyewitness to massacre and genocide finds shame, hope, and possibility for a moral world.

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I watched much of the cable television coverage of Jerry Falwell's death and legacy.

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This war is morally wrong, and it was from the very start.

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Rich Cizik is part of a broad and growing evangelical consensus on global warming.

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Scripture suggests a clear role for government in ensuring the common good.

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Some years ago on a trip to the U.K., I walked through the historic Holy Trinity Church on Clapham Common in South London.

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My dad was always one to deflect attention from himself and give the glory to God.

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The results are good news for those alienated by the political extremes of right and left hungry for a new

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Political manipulation of religion only compounded the crime of political neglect of the poor.

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George Bush's sense of religion makes him alarmingly self-righteous.

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Part three of a dialogue between Jim Wallis and former Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed on the question: "What should values voters value most?"

Jim WallisYou raise several interesting lines of thought in your response, [...]

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Jim WallisThis week I welcome Ralph Reed, the former director of the Christian Coalition and one of the most articulate leaders of America's Religious Right, to be my first dialogue partner on God's Politics. We will post our comments and responses to each other, back and forth, all week long--and you can read [...]

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Jim WallisI want to welcome you to the first edition of "God's Politics"--The Blog--a new project done in an exciting partnership between Sojourners and Beliefnet. The God's Politics Blog will provide fresh conversation about faith, politics, and society--every day-- from "Jim Wallis and friends." We've [...]

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Sojourners and Call to Renewal have joined forces to create a new and much stronger organization.

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'Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.' - Isaiah 2:4

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For those who run our foreign policy, diplomacy has become a 'weak' word.

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'That's war,' he said, 'and that's why I hate it.'

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