The Common Good

Religious Thinkers Describe a Christian 'Political Platform'

Date: October 31, 2011

The New York Times in a recent discussion asked several commentators, including Jim Walls, Michael Novak and others: Which politicians espouse policies that align with Christianity, and how so? Here are some of their responses.

Jim Wallis, the president and C.E.O. of Sojourners and the author of Rediscovering Value: On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street - A Moral Compass for the New Economy:

"Predictably the media will report the 'religious issues' in the coming election as abortion, gaymarriage, perhaps evolution and, this year, maybe Mormonism… America's growing economic disparity, now being protested by the Occupy Movement, is likely to be a primary factor in how many in the faith community will vote in the next election."