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Some evangelicals -- such as Florida pastor Joel Hunter, Mercer University ethics professor David Gushee and Sojourners President Jim Wallis -- issued endorsements on the day the bill was approved.
Among the other seven signers were Nathan Diament, director of public policy for the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America; Douglas Kmiec, professor of law at Pepperdine University School of Law; Melissa Rogers, director of the Center for Religion and Public Affairs at Wake Forest University Divinity School, and Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners.
In addition to Page, the other 14 advisers originally named are: Joel Hunter, pastor of Northland Church, Lakeland, Fla.; Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners; Richard Stearns, president of World Vision; Melissa Rogers, director of the Wake Forest School of Divinity Center for Religion and Public Affairs and former general counsel of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty; William Shaw, president of the National Baptist Convention, USA; Otis Moss, pastor emeritus of Olivet Institutional Church, Cleveland, Ohio; David Saperstein, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism; Larry Snyder, president of Catholic Charities USA; Vashti McKenzie, presiding bishop of the 13th district of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Knoxville, Tenn.; Eboo Patel, executive director of Interfaith Youth Corps; Judith Vredenburgh, president of Big Brothers/Big Sisters; Fred Davie, president of Public/Private Ventures; Arturo Chavez, president of the Mexican American Cultural Center, San Antonio, Texas; and Diane Baillargeon, president of Seedco.
Though the advisory council will consist of 25 members, only 15 were named Feb. 5. In addition to Page, they are: Joel Hunter, pastor of Northland Church, Lakeland, Fla.; Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners
On one side of the debate are Jim Wallis and Tony Campolo, two evangelicals who want language placed in the Democratic Party platform calling for a reduction in abortions. Campolo sits on the platform committee.
The document was released with the endorsements of 75 "charter signatories" that included a wide range of evangelical notables, such as Kay Arthur of Precept Ministries, Darrell Bock of Dallas Theological Seminary, Ergun Caner of Liberty Theological Seminary, John Ortberg of Menlo Park (Calif.) Presbyterian Church, Ron Sider of Evangelicals for Social Action, Rich Stearns of World Vision and Jim Wallis of Sojourners.
Southern Baptist ethics leader Richard Land is part of a diverse coalition calling on United States senators to pass improved legislation to combat human trafficking...Other signers included... Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners.
[Harry] Jackson and [Tony] Perkins were joined in the panel discussion by Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, and Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners. The March 12 exchange focused on ideas in a new book coauthored by Jackson and Perkins, "Private Faith, Public Policy."
Unfortunately, Obama's troubling answer in Ohio is not an isolated offense. He made a similar refrain in 2006 before a Washington, D.C. gathering of liberals and moderates for the "Call to Renewal" conference organized by Jim Wallis' Sojourner organization
[Richard] Land, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, and evangelical left leader Jim Wallis debated the role of faith in politics during the Oct. 19-21 conference sponsored by Family Research Council Action and five other organizations.