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Bono, who has described himself as a "not-practicing-enough Christian," has forged alliances with politicians, celebrities and religious leaders of all faiths, from "Purpose-Driven Life" pastor Rick Warren to progressive Christian activist Jim Wallis to the Dalai Lama.
Others among the 75 initial signatories are Nueva Esperanza USA President Luis Cortes; Wheaton College President Duane Litfin; Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference; Jim Wallis, founder and editor of Sojourners magazine; and Frank Wright, president of the National Religious Broadcasters.
The Rev. Jim Wallis, a progressive evangelical leader, praised Obama's handling of his former pastor's controversial statements in his March 18 speech on race, and called on the senator to "do the equivalent" on relations with Islam.
Jim Wallis, a white evangelical activist, issued a letter Tuesday to faith leaders that defended the black church's "prophetic truth-telling" role, and said some whites might be in denial about the anger felt by many black Americans.
Jim Wallis, a white evangelical activist, issued a letter Tuesday to faith leaders that defended the black church's "prophetic truth-telling" role, and said some whites may be in denial of the anger felt by many black Americans.
And some, including white evangelical activist Jim Wallis, say Wright's comments, however incendiary, reflect reality in black America.
Over the last few years, perhaps no one has worked harder to promote that liberal re-emergence than the Rev. Jim Wallis, an evangelical author and founder of Sojourners/Call to Renewal in Washington, D.C.
The Rev. Jim Wallis, the progressive evangelical founder of Sojourners/Call to Renewal and author of the new book The Great Awakening: Reviving Faith & Politics in a Post-Religious Right America, says finding a candidate in Jesus' image isn't a political panacea.
Several influential evangelical leaders have called on pollsters to ask Democrats and not just Republicans if they are evangelicals when future primaries occur.
"Thus far, the National Election Pool's exit poll surveys have pigeonholed evangelicals, reinforcing the false stereotype that we are beholden to one political party," wrote nine leaders, including Sojourners founder Jim Wallis and Christianity Today editor David Neff. "No party can own any faith."
Christian leaders called on presidential candidates Monday (Dec. 17) to reduce harsh rhetoric about immigration reform and to develop workable solutions instead.