And so those who’ve labeled his long-awaited address, “The Mormon Speech,” may well be wrong. He continued to drive the point that he intends to talk about the role of religion in society and its importance to the American culture, a thread not entirely unlike that which Obama employed in his star-spangled religion-in-politics speech before the Call to Renewal Sojourners conference in late June 2006.
"Climate change threatens human lives, and the environment is clearly on the mainstream of the evangelical agenda," the Rev. Jim Wallis, president of the liberal evangelical group Sojourners/Call to Renewal, told the assembly.
Also: "A debate called 'The Role of Faith & Politics in 2008' pits Jim Wallis, an evangelical Christian who edits the magazine Sojourners, against Richard Land, head of the Southern Baptist Convention's government affairs arm and host of three syndicated radio programs."
Sojourners' mission is to articulate the biblical call to social justice, inspiring hope and building a movement to transform individuals, communities, the church, and the world.
Sojourners - publisher of a monthly magazine of the same name - is a voice and vision for social change. Founded in 1971 as a faith-based organization, Sojourners provides an alternative perspective on faith, politics, and culture through its magazine, Web site, e-mail services, media commentaries, and public events. Ecumenical and progressive, Sojourners lifts up the biblical connection between social justice and spiritual renewal. Sojourners nurtures community by bringing together people from the various traditions and streams of the church and also hosts an annual program of voluntary service.