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The Christian right leaders’ call to expand the agenda was readily received by panelists the Rev. Jim Wallis, who represented the Christian left, and the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, who considers himself an evangelical centrist.
Signers of the Christian letter include Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners; Rick Warren, founder and senior pastor of Saddleback Church; John Stott, rector emeritus of All Souls Church in London; and Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals.
Christian leaders have increasingly become involved in Darfur activism as evangelicals move towards greater involvement in social issues. Leaders involved include Geoff Tunnicliffe of the World Evangelical Alliance, the Rev. Richard Cizik of the National Association of Evangelicals, the Rev. Jim Wallis of Sojourners/Call to Renewal, and Dr. Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.
The biennial meeting of the largest Jewish denomination in North America began Dec. 12 and concluded on Sunday.
Other guests at the conference included the Rev. Jim Wallis of Sojourners and Dr. Ingrid Mattson, president of the Islamic Society of North America.
Signers of the letter, issued by the Yale Center for Faith and Culture, included Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners...
Signers include Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners; Rick Warren, founder and senior pastor of Saddleback Church; John Stott, rector emeritus of All Souls Church in London; and Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals.
Now they say we are dying, but the agenda has not changed one lick in the last 15 years. All evangelicals—Rick Warren, Bill Hybels, Jim Dobson, Jim Wallis, Ron Sider—all of us, right and left, in our own way, are battling for traditional values, defending life, and pursuing justice and caring for the poor. We do it in the name of God, which is what sets the media’s teeth on edge. And sure, abortion has been out front—and has been since the first century—because it goes to the whole dignity of human life. It’s what drives me to go into the prisons and care about prisoners.
Two prominent evangelical leaders representing the right and left side of the movement squared off Friday for a debate on faith and politics at the Values Voters Summit .
The line dividing evangelicals from progressives blurred Wednesday as members from both parties joined in a new mission to erase long-held stereotypes of one another and seek commonality on polarizing issues such as abortion, gay rights, and the role of religion in public life....Other supporters of the initiative include: Dr. David P. Gushee, distinguished professor of Christian Ethics at Mercer University’s McAfee School of Theology; the Rev. Brian McLaren, author, speaker and networker among innovative Christian leaders, thinkers, and activists; Dr. Paul de Vries, president of New York Divinity School; Jim Wallis, president and CEO of Sojourners/Call to Renewal; and Tony Campolo, president of The Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education.
Kevin Lum, congregational network coordinator for Sojourners/Call to Renewal, also criticized the removal of great faith-based books....Lum’s organization, Sojourners, has spearheaded an email campaign and has sent over 15,000 emails to the Bureau of Prisons expressing “outrage” over the forced removal of faith books