The Common Good

Evangelical opposites to hold discussion on 2012 presidential race

Date: November 1, 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.

But the men will convene an unusual public "discussion” on Wednesday night in Washington to talk about something upon which they agree: that the 2012 presidential candidates have not focused on core moral issues that for years have broadly defined evangelical voters.