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03/04/2014
Poverty is the new slavery. --Reverend Jim Wallis, God's Politics
02/20/2014
And today, evangelical writer Jim Wallis makes that moral case by painting a vivid picture of the dilemma the country currently faces.
02/20/2014
And today, evangelical writer Jim Wallis makes that moral case by painting a vivid picture of the dilemma the country currently faces.
11/29/2013
Jim Wallis pointed all this out in a great blog several years ago. He writes: The relentless pressure of advertising tells us that 'œthere is never enough,'€ and that you should €œworry€ constantly about what you eat and drink, what you wear, whether your future is secure, and more. But Jesus says the exact opposite. They say, '€œWorry all the time!'€ But Christ says, '€œDon'€™t worry!'€
09/24/2013
This is exactly what a courageous few have been saying. Soulful leadership in this situation means having compassion for the victims of violence in Syria while at the same time finding a third way forward. Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners, for example, points to a third way, a way of nonviolent engagement.
01/13/2013
The fact that Sojourners, led by well-known progressive Jim Wallis, an adviser to President Obama, is a part of this coalition means that it is not just a stalking horse for conservative ideology.
09/29/2012
As Jim Wallis of Sojourners puts it, "Hope is believing despite the evidence and then watching the evidence change." That means hope can never be the property of a particular political leader, party, or campaign, though candidates can certainly tap into it. Rather, it resides in the actions of ordinary citizens, including, but not limited to showing up at the polls to exert what influence they can.
11/02/2011
The religious left, a major force in every social justice movement in US history, is acting once again. I strongly recommend a take a look at the following actions via the Sojourners website. This is faith in action on behalf of the 99%! The right has no monopoly claim on religious authority, and no claim at all on moral authority. This is a natural and necessary alliance.
10/24/2011
Other religious leaders made similar calls, with Rev. Jim Wallis telling Republicans, “We did not get into fiscal trouble because of poor people. … The poor didn’t cause this. Let’s not make them pay for it.”
03/11/2010
Beck's condemnations aren't going over well in some faith communities. The Rev. Jim Wallis, a prominent evangelical figure and president of the Sojourners network, argued yesterday, "I don't know if Beck is just strange, just trying to be controversial, or just trying to make money. But in any case, what he has said attacks the very heart of our Christian faith, and Christians should no longer watch his show."