The Common Good

Jim Wallis Urges Christians To Stop Watching Glenn Beck

Source: Sojourners
Date: March 11, 2010

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

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FOR MEDIA: After Glenn Beck’s attack on “social justice,” Rev. Jim Wallis calls Christians to stop watching his show.

JIM WALLIS URGES CHRISTIANS TO STOP WATCHING GLENN BECK

WASHINGTON, DC – Rev. Jim Wallis – a progressive evangelical leader, author of Rediscovering Values and president of Sojourners (the largest network of progressive Christians in the United States) – is urging Christians to stop watching Glenn Beck.

Last week, Beck professed that “Communists are on the left, and the Nazis are on the right” but that “both subscribe to one philosophy … social justice.” Beck also urged his listeners to report any churches that subscribe to “social justice” or “economic justice” to church authorities.

Wallis is inviting Christians to turn themselves in to Beck as believers in social justice. Wallis said Beck has attacked “the very heart of our Christian faith, and Christians should no longer watch his show.”

Wallis’ statement: http://blog.sojo.net/2010/03/10/glenn-beck-im-a-social-justice-christian/

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Jim Wallis is the founder and president of Sojourners, the largest network of progressive Christians in the United States focused on the biblical call to social justice. Wallis is also author of the New York Times bestsellers God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It and The Great Awakening: Seven Ways To Change The World, Reviving Faith & Politics. His latest book is Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street.

Sojourners' mission is to articulate the biblical call to social justice, inspiring hope and building a movement to transform individuals, communities, the church, and the world. Visit www.sojo.net, and www.GodsPolitics.com.