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02/07/2012
Journalist Cathleen Falsani says she saw that when she visited a Sunday school class recently. The teenagers were rowdy, talking over each other and the teacher. Then the teacher played Bethke's video. "And you could have heard a pin drop in the room," she says. "They were absolutely rapt, they were focused. And then when it was done they had really good questions to ask, they had excellent feedback. It engaged them in a way that I did not think they could be that early in the morning." Falsani, who heads new media for Sojourners, a progressive Christian organization, says video Christianity isn't a bad thing. It's a spiritual thing.
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04/06/2011
NPR's Michel Martin interviews Jim Wallis on the tenth day of his fast on Tell Me More.
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04/30/2010
Many religious leaders have voiced their opposition to the new Arizona immigration law, and have pledged to support those working for its repeal. Host Michel Martin speaks with Reverend Jim Wallis, president of the progressive Christian group Sojourners, about his organization's efforts to fight the law.
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04/30/2010
Rev. Wallis joined host Michel Martin on NPR's "Tell Me More" to discuss the Arizona immigration law.
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11/16/2006
Mr. JIM WALLIS (Founder, Sojourners): We want a return to Jesus' words, to correct the politics that have become so skewed by a partisan application of them. MARTIN: Jim Wallis is the founder of the Christian group Sojourners and a nationally recognized author and speaker on religion and politics. Wallis says Republicans and Democrats who claim to be Christians have strayed from the teachings of the Bible. And he says that poverty, AIDS, global warming and genocide are moral issues too.
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10/19/2006
While conservative Catholics and evangelical Christians may be disillusioned with the Republican Party, abortion and gay marriage are still the issues that could determine their vote. Meanwhile, some progressive religious leaders say Democrats will continue to lose out until they stop responding to the moral agenda set by conservatives and start setting it themselves. Jim Wallis is the founder of the Christian group Sojourners. He's also a nationally recognized author and speaker on religion and politics. Wallis says Republicans and Democrats who claim to be Christians have strayed from the teachings of the Bible. And he says that poverty, AIDS, global warming and genocide are moral issues, too.
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07/14/2006
Illinois Sen. Barak Obama talks with Renee Montagne about his call for Democrats to reach out to evangelical Christians. Republicans have long laid claim to that powerful voting block. He believes that Democrats can win them back with issues like the drive to end poverty.
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02/17/2005
Jim Wallis speaks on the role of religion in American public life as part of a conversation about new ideas from the left and their potential to capture the country's imagination.
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01/25/2005
Before the presidential election, Sojourners, a magazine that advocates evangelical Christian theology, but liberal political positions, ran an article title, "Pro-life Democrats?" It explored what some call a "whole life ethic" - protection from womb to tomb.
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01/20/2005
Rev. Jim Wallis is the founder of the organization Sojourners, a Christian group advocating a style of peace and justice. Wallis is editor in chief of Sojourners magazine. His new book is God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It.