The Common Good

Obama’s spiritual advisor visits Rice

Date: October 5, 2011


The Baker Institute hosted Reverend Jim Wallis, the president and CEO of Sojourners magazine and a spiritual advisor to President Obama, on Thursday, Sept. 29. In front of an audience of students, faculty, staff and general public, Wallis discussed the roles faith and morals play in politics and democracy.

Wallis started the presentation by talking about how he wanted to communicate the meaning of faith to people and renew their beliefs.


"I've met a lot of people who say things like, ‘I lost my faith because of TV preachers, pedophile priests and White House theology,'" Wallis said. "I've built my life on religion and really want to clear up the confusion about what it means to be a person of faith."