The Common Good

In age of political vitriol, opposing Christians call for civility

Date: November 3, 2011

Jim Wallis, the progressive CEO of Sojourners, and Richard Land, the conservative head of The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, are two religious scholars with opposing political views. But at their joint event at the National Press Club in Washington Wednesday, they agreed on some issues as they discussed and debated faith and the 2012 election.

According to Wallis, while he disagrees with Land on most political issues, they were able to have a civil debate - something Wallis hopes politicians can learn from. "Richard Land and I are friends and we agree and disagree about policy matters. But the way we talk about it is in a civil manner," Wallis said.