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04/23/2013
Hundreds of evangelical leaders recently gathered in the nation's capital to take the message of comprehensive immigration reform from the pews in their churches to the politicians in the Capitol. The day was organized as the "Evangelical Day of Prayer and Action for Immigration Reform."
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02/01/2013
"There are an estimated 12 million undocumented people who fall into the biblical characteristic of a stranger and how you treat them is how you treat Jesus. That's powerful," Jim Wallis, president and CEO of Sojourners and a leader of the coalition, told PBS NewsHour.
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11/16/2012
Mr. Obama will also keep up his public outreach by hosting a closed-door meeting with civic leaders such as the Rev. Jim Wallis of Sojourners, Al Sharpton, Ben Jealous of the NAACP and groups including the Human Rights Campaign, the National Council of La Raza and AARP.
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01/06/2012
He may not understand it, but he’s been writing and singing a lot about it, and that has generated attention. One Irish blogger suggested “So Beautiful or So What” could be the best Christian album of the year. Cathleen Falsani, an evangelical who writes frequently about religion and pop culture, called it one of the most memorable collections of spiritual musical musings in recent memory.
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11/03/2011
Bieber is an evangelical Christian who has been outspoken about his faith. Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly Managing Editor Kim Lawton talked about the role of faith in Bieber’s life with Cathleen Falsani, author of the new book, Belieber!: Fame, Faith and the Heart of Justin Bieber (Worthy, Sept. 2011).
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11/23/2009
Religious voices and ethical questions are also being raised. This month, a group of 77 United Methodist bishops signed a letter to the president calling for a timetable for the withdrawal of all forces and saying there is no path to military victory in Afghanistan. An open letter from a range of progressive religious leaders led by evangelical Christian activist and Sojourners magazine editor Jim Wallis called for a “humanitarian and development surge” in Afghanistan and exhorted the president to “let the nonmilitary strategies lead the way.”
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01/23/2009
By chance, Tuesday evening I came upon some of those stubborn facts, in this issue of "Sojourners" magazine. For the first time in history, more than one in every 100 adults in America is in jail or prison that's 2.3 million people. One reason? The leader of one organization working with prisoners' families told "Sojourners" that "The education system, particularly for inner-city youth where the bulk of our prisoners come from, is abysmal."
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02/08/2008
Sojourners magazine's Jim Wallis says this week's primary vote results suggest the U.S. is on the brink of "a great awakening."
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08/23/2007
Look at this Sojourner's Conference that happened a few months back where Soledad O'Brien went ahead and talked and sat down, in essence having a coffee table talk, so to speak, over religion with John Edwards, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama.
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A commentator on ethics, religion and public life, Jim Wallis is founder and editor-in-chief of Sojourners magazine. His Christian commitment to social justice evolved from his student years in the civil rights and anti-war movements, and, in '95, he helped form Call to Renewal, a national federation of churches, denominations and faith-based organizations across the political spectrum working to overcome poverty. Wallis also taught on faith, politics and society at Harvard's Divinity School and Kennedy School of Government and is a best-selling author.