The Common Good

A Leap Of Faith: Confessions From Davos

Date: January 28, 2014

"The transformation of the world, which many of us long to see, requires the changing of frameworks, ethics, and, most of all, our decisions; and that will not happen without taking risks, a true leap of faith."

The following text and video is from Jim Wallis' closing talk at the World Economic Forum in Davos, calling those in positions of leadership to implement values that benefit the common good.

In our opening session for this 2014 annual meeting, we heard a letter read to us from Pope Francis, a leader who has captured the attention of the world. He called us here to "deeper reflection" and to "reshaping the world." He said something quite striking, "I ask you to insure that humanity is served by wealth and not ruled by it."