The Common Good

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07/01/2013
We helped launch the Evangelical Immigration Table and met with many members of Congress and their staff for months and prayed asking God for continued guidance and wisdom for members of Congress through our #Pray4Reform effort at www.Pray4reform.com. After distributing 120,000 bookmarks as part of our “I Was A Stranger” challenge, placing billboards and airing radio ads in Florida and Texas, among other states, we felt that we were at a moment when our voices were making a concerted difference.
05/07/2013
The Rev. Jim Wallis is a man of the left — perhaps the defining figure of the evangelical left. So it is not surprising that I should find some of the policy views expressed in his new book, “On God’s Side,” badly mistaken. But this does not prevent Wallis from being resoundingly right in his central premise: that American politics would be elevated by a renewed commitment to the common good.
05/01/2013
Some longtime members left, but new members joined the congregation, including Jim Wallis, a well-known evangelical author and activist, and Burns Strider, a faith adviser to Hillary Rodham Clinton during her presidential campaign.
04/12/2013
Pennsylvania, Georgia and Virginia have long been bastions of gun-rights supporters, with vast rural areas and strong hunting traditions. But in recent days, lawmakers from those states have demonstrated a new willingness to back stricter firearms regulations, setting the stage for what could be the first major gun-control legislation to pass Congress in two decades.
04/05/2013
Rev. Cosby was considered a mentor to key figures, including Sojourners founder Jim Wallis, one of the country’s best-known evangelical progressives; writer and former Bill Clinton adviser the Rev. Tony Campolo; affordable housing icon Jim Rouse; and Dean Snyder of Foundry United Methodist Church, where Saturday’s memorial service will be held.
04/02/2013
“It’s been said that the most compelling voice a legislator hears is that of his own constituents,” said Tim King, communications director at Sojourners, a Christian advocacy group on social issues that is helping stage the radio ad campaign.
04/01/2013
“It’s been said that the most compelling voice a legislator hears is that of his own constituents,” said Tim King, communications director at Sojourners, a Christian advocacy group on social issues that is helping stage the radio ad campaign.
03/20/2013
The Evangelical Immigration Table, a coalition of religious groups that represent more than 100,000 churches, is making grass-roots phone calls and a widespread effort to get Christians to read 40 Bible verses that deal with how to treat strangers and neighbors as part of a prayer challenge called “I Was a Stranger.”
03/16/2013
“Why should it take some mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., to get our attention?” said Jim Wallis, founder of the progressive evangelical group Sojourners, based in Columbia Heights. “We’re losing kids every day. For us it’s not just a political issue. It’s a pastoral issue. It’s a spiritual issue.”
03/13/2013
The ministers featured in the ads–sponsored by the Evangelical Immigration Table–said they are working to educate their congregants about Bible verses that encourage Christians to welcome the stranger and treat their neighbors with compassion.