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02/01/2012
Sojourners magazine put together a pretty good roundup of answers to the question, but there’s another source for another answer that’s been on TV most Sunday afternoons. One actually doesn’t have to look too much farther than the NFL this past year for a few good specimens of evangelicals. And they just happen to be among the best quarterbacks in the league, or at least in the case of one of them, the most talked about.
01/13/2012
Simon 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 2011. Sojourners’ 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.
11/02/2011
Progressive leader Jim Wallis and Southern Baptist honcho Richard Land had organized the public “discussion” about faith and politics Wednesday night because they said they’re both worried that our desperate desire to create more jobs is squeezing out talk of moral imperatives and religious values.
11/01/2011
In evangelical America, the Revs. Richard Land and Jim Wallis are odd bedfellows. Land is a leader of the huge, traditional Southern Baptist Convention who advises conservative talk show host Glenn Beck. Wallis is a staple on lists of the country’s most influential religious progressives.
10/20/2011
Over the past few weeks, I have traveled both to “Liberty Plaza” to see for myself the young people “occupying” Wall Street and to Abu Dhabi to meet with CEO’s and business leaders at a World Economic Forum summit. While the two forums couldn’t have been more different, I was surprised to find that the heart of their concerns were the same. Both groups believe that our current governmental and economic systems are broken and that change will require both structural and moral overhaul.
07/26/2011
"Perhaps the most unusual of the meetings was one Obama had last week with a coalition of Christian religious leaders who urged him not to hammer the poor in trying to reduce the national debt."
07/26/2011
Reporter Peter Wallsten covers the recent work done by Circle of Protection members, specifically radio ads that Sojourners launched this week.
07/22/2011
The Obama meeting Wednesday included a dozen faith leaders who spanned the political gamut, from the progressive Sojourners to more conservative leaders of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the National Association of Evangelicals.
09/19/2010
Although the media focused on the role that political and military officials, including President Obama and Gen. David Petraeus, played in getting Jones to back down from his plan for a Koran bonfire, the faith community also had a key part. Religious leaders from many traditions condemned Jones's threats, while behind the scenes, a number of us reached out to stop Jones and support Feisal Abdul Rauf, the imam behind the proposed Islamic community center in New York.
07/22/2010
The Rev. Jim Wallis, founder of the Washington-based social justice group Sojourners, is even blunter in his assessment of the Tea Party's approach to giving. "The libertarian enshrinement of individual choice is not the pre-eminent Christian virtue," he wrote on his blog, God's Politics. "Emphasizing individual rights at the expense of others violates the common good, a central Christian teaching and tradition."