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Reverend Jim Wallis, founder and editor of the Christian Progressive magazine "Sojourners" called believers to pray against the increasing polarisation and partisanship that has been ever more present in US politics in recent times. It is founded, so he argues, on self-interest and a refusal to properly understand the other.
However, he echoed the sentiments of Jim Wallis who recently said that Christians were “prophetic interrogators” who should not only “keep pulling bodies out of the river, but send people upstream to see who or what is throwing them in”
That’s the challenge being set by Biblefresh, the campaign to reignite the church’s passion for God’s Word during 2011 – the 400th anniversary of the King James’ Bible. ... Among those backing the campaign are Dr Krish Kandiah, Jim Wallis, Philip Yancey, Bishop Joe Aldred, Steve Clifford, and Matt Summerfield.
Racial reconciliation and overcoming racial segregation must be a part of the church’s mission in the world today, says evangelical writer and activist Jim Wallis. Wallis was speaking in a video interview with Sky Jethani of Christianity Today magazine’s Leadership blog which considered the question of whether tackling racism is part of the church’s call or a distraction from its core mission.
Christian leaders supporting the ad are calling for Democrat and Republican politicians to find common ground solutions to reduce the number of abortions in America by tackling the root causes of abortion, including preventing unintended pregnancies and poverty. “For decades now we’ve been stuck in a cycle of polarized legal debates that repeat ‘pro-choice’ and ‘pro-life’ mantras from either side while the number of abortions has remained mostly unchanged,” said the Rev. Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners.
New York Times best-selling author Jim Wallis will be launching his new book, Seven Ways to Change the World, in a special event at in central London this Sunday.
Jim Wallis, author, social activist and faith adviser to the Prime Minister, has backed the conclusions of a new Theos report published on Saturday arguing that the church must think carefully before partnering with government.
Jim Wallis, the outspoken US-political commentator has spoken about the impact religion can have in the political arena at the UK launch of his best-selling book ‘God’s Politics: Why the American Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It’.
King agreed that there were differences of opinion on the issue of raising taxes. He also said there was “a difference of opinion on the role of government”. There are, however, areas of agreement between CASE supporters and the Circle supporters. Among them, Wallis cited “concern for the poor”, an important role for “private charity,” the need for some government “social safety net,” and concern for “long-term deficits”.