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As Jim Wallis of Sojourners told the New York Times in February, “Enforcing a broken system aggressively right before we’re about to change it is not just not compassionate, it’s cruel.”
Land is involved with the Evangelical Immigration Table, a group that launched radio ads on Christian radio stations across the state on Wednesday. The group argues, in biblical terms, why Christians should support immigration reform.
There's an evangelical pastor in Washington, DC, Jim Wallis, who said something that has always stuck with me: we don't need to go further to the left, we don't need to go further to the right, we all just need to go deeper. With less than two weeks remaining until Election Day, I'd like to ask you to do something radical: STOP. That's right - just stop. A pretty uncommon ask from a politician, eh? Politicians are usually asking us to DO something. I'm asking you to take a few minutes and just stop.
Rev. Rich Nathan of Columbus, Ohio provides an insightful op-ed for The Hill.
The heads of five anti-hunger organizations on Monday will lead open-ended fasts to protest proposed cuts to domestic and international food programs contained in the House-passed six month spending bill.
[Christians for Comprehensive Immigration Reform] has released a video of interviews of Postville residents on the website . In the video, immigrants relate their stories on how they have been affected by the raid.
[Tony] Perkins and [Bishop Harry] Jackson were joined by the Revs. Jim Wallis and Sam Rodriguez in a discussion about the political agenda of evangelicals, but they spoke more about issues than the election.
Simultaneously, the intellectual corner of the intersection between religion and politics is being dominated by liberal thinkers like Jim Wallis and Tony Campolo. They always seem to be hawking new books and ideas subtly implying that Christians should think like Democrats. Even semi-conservative Catholic scholars like Gary Wills are penning New York Times best-seller titles that make Jesus seem like a bona fide Democrat. Almost no one on the conservative side seems well positioned to join this cerebral debate.
Jim Wallis, editor in chief of the liberal evangelical magazine Sojourners, who has counseled the Democrats since the 2004 election, has argued there exists an up-for-grabs swing group of evangelicals who reject a values debate narrowly defined by Republicans on abortion and gay marriage. “When Jesus has somehow become pro-rich, pro-war and only pro-American, many of us feel that our faith has been stolen, and it’s time to take it back,” Wallis, author of God’s Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It, wrote last year in The American Prospect.