Baptist Press Press Items
More than 1,000 members of the religious left, including Jim Wallis and Tony Campolo, gathered at All Souls Unitarian Church in Washington May 17 for a “Spiritual Activism Conference.” Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan also made an appearance. “We didn’t get on the same page with everyone, and it is about getting on the same page,” Campolo, a well-known American Baptist speaker and a professor of sociology at Eastern University in Pennsylvania.
"I am delighted that Jim Wallis and others have come forward to say, 'Yes, there needs to be a debate and you cannot disqualify people of religious belief from bringing their religious beliefs and religious convictions, and how that forms their moral values, into public policy.'"
R. Albert Mohler Jr. and Jim Wallis will debate the role social justice plays in the church's mission in a live webcast Oct. 27.