The Common Good

Land, Wallis, talk politics, 2012 race

Date: November 4, 2011

Jim Wallis, CEO of Sojourners, and Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, met at the National Press Club to address the issues that should concern America's next president and the voters who will elect him. Although they had differing opinions about numerous subjects, Land and Wallis both hoped to demonstrate respect for each other by engaging in courteous conversation without attacking character.

"Richard and I disagree on nuclear weapons and Wall Street," Wallis said, "but we have carried on a civil discourse tonight."