That article from Sojourners that I just linked (x) has another great line: “It is not the cashier’s job to share the church’s story of God coming to...
"But this is not the end," said Jim Wallis, who has also fasted. "This is the beginning."
The list of visitors while I was in the tent, including some who joined the fast, reads like a virtual Who's Who: Gloria Steinem, charismatic...
At yesterday's event, former SEIU Vice President Eliseo Medina referred to the fast as a wake-up call to the nation about "the moral crisis...
Saying an opening prayer at the Nelson Mandela Memorial Service on Wednesday, in Washington, D.C. was both an honor and a blessing for me. The theme...
Sightings (The Martin Marty Center)
On November 12 (2013), at the eastern edge of Washington D.C.'s Mall, only steps from the Capitol, people advocating for comprehensive...
Yet my heart for social justice has led me into enduring friendship with progressive Christian communities as well. With non-denominational churches...
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 12: House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (R) greets Rev. Jim Wallis as she arrives at an immigration event with...
Rudy Lopez, a faster with the organization Fair Immigration Reform Movement, was carried up to the main platform where he was supported by core...
Ka Leo O Hawaii
In protest of the delay in Congress to vote on H.R.15, the bill for comprehensive immigration reform, community leaders fasted for weeks in the...
Center for American Progress
The Fast for Families represents a depth of commitment to immigration reform beyond anything I’ve seen before. The four original fasters—Eliseo...
In Washington, D.C., four activists from the “Fast for Families” campaign have broken their fast and passed on the mantle to, among others, Rep. Joe...
Religion News Service
The hero of South Africa — and an inspiration to millions worldwide — died Thursday (Dec. 5) at 95. The Twitterverse lit up with memories,...
Eliseo Medina wheeling faster Jim Wallis to the conclusion of the Fast4Families, 12/12/13
The small tent, about the width of a subway car, sits on the National Mall in the shadow of the nation's Capitol. In a town where power and...
The Washington Post blog
On Background producer JulieAnn McKellogg takes us inside the tent on the National Mall, where "Fast for Families" immigration activists...
Pioneer Press Minnesota
Among the current fasters is the Rev. Jim Wallis, who believes reform is a moral imperative and has likened the tent to a chapel. There is also...
The Washington Post
Back on the Mall, the four original fasters ended their protest after 22 days. They were replaced by eight other people who continued the fast. They...
National Catholic Reporter
In Washington, Faith leaders like Fr. Larry Snyder (President of Catholic Charities USA); Rev. David Bekmann (President of Bread for the World); Jim...
In response to the passing of Nelson Mandela, I wanted to add my thoughts on this great leader:
Nelson Mandela was the most important political...