The Common Good

Theologian Couple Talk About Spirituality And Social Change

Source: The Witness
Date: August 6, 2014

AMERICAN author, activist and theologian Jim Wallis and his trailblazing theologian wife, Joy Carroll Wallis, will be in KwaZulu-Natal for a series of public events in August, hosted by Diakonia Council of Churches.
Jim recently served on the White House advisory council on faith-based and neighbourhood partnerships, and is the vice chairperson of the Global Agenda Council on Values of the World Economic Forum.
He is also president and founder of Sojourners, a community that was started in the early seventies by a group of students at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
They wanted to explore the relationship between their Protestant faith and the social crisis that surrounded them, particularly around the Vietnam War.
Joy grew up in South London, England, and was one of the first women to be ordained as a priest in the Anglican Church of England in 1994, following a hard-fought struggle for equality.