The Common Good

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Odyssey Networks 07/03/2012
The Rev. Jim Wallis, president and CEO of Sojourners, encourages young people to follow the principles of their faith when choosing a candidate in the upcoming 2012 presidential election. Wallis wants to inspire the Millennial generation to love thy neighbor by voting for policies over individual people.
Odyssey Networks 06/25/2012
The Rev. Jim Wallis, president and CEO of Sojourners, discusses the role that religious leaders need to take in challenging the deep cuts proposed to the federal budget and advocate for programs like SNAP that serve the most needy. "The politicians need to be prepared for the religious community being substantially involved in their fiscal debates over budgets, deficits, and debt crisis this next year," Wallis continues on to say "That you shouldn't reduce the deficit in ways that increase poverty and make those suffering the most suffer more. How complicated is that?"
CNN 06/15/2012
Jessica Yellin comments on the role that evangelical groups such as Sojourners have played in the push for immigration reform.
MSNBC 06/14/2012
Jim Wallis speaks about the biblical and relational motivations behind the launch of the Evangelical Immigration Table.
Odyssey Networks 06/11/2012
The Rev. Jim Wallis, president and CEO of Sojourners, explains that he and many other people of faith will evaluate the candidates for the 2012 election on how they treat "the least of these."
Odyssey Networks 06/05/2012
Rev. Jim Wallis offers his thoughts on President Obama's support of marriage equality in an interview with Odyssey Networks.
Faith Line Protestants 06/01/2012
We were thrilled to have Jim Wallis as a featured keynote speaker at the Illinois Conference on Interfaith Collaboration back in April. Cameron and Greg were both involved in organizing the first-of-its-kind event. Jim’s keynote address was intended to be a conversation with IFYC founder Eboo Patel, but Eboo’s flight out of New York earlier that morning was delayed and he missed the connection to Champaign-Urbana. Enjoy what Jim Wallis has to say about interfaith collaboration
Alter 05/07/2012
Lisa Sharon Harper on The Gospel & God’s governance. (An outtake from The Work Of The films with Lisa coming out this Summer).
City Club of Cleveland 04/27/2012
Jim Wallis, an author, theologian and commentator on ethics and public life, discusses the connection between faith and politics
North Park University 04/24/2012
Jim Wallis, CEO of Sojourners, talks about biblical justice. He says that worship is an act of justice and justice is an act of worship. But what is justice? Simply put, it is making things right. Restoring broken relationships – relationships between people, groups, structures, systems, the land, and God. Restoring rightness. Wallis challenges young Christians to decide what is wrong in the world. What has God put on your heart that has you agitated? What is not right? Name it, share it with others, engage it, and figure out how to make it right. This is what God is calling us to.
Big Think 04/23/2012
Jim Wallis answers the question 'What do evangelicals stand for?'
The Young Turks 03/26/2012
Via Think Progress: "When House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) released his Medicare-ending, safety net-gutting 2012 budget plan last year, he was slammed by faith leaders who denounced his cuts to programs that aid the poor and middle class. Ryan released the 2013 version of that budget yesterday, and he is again facing criticism from a diverse group of faith leaders. Ryan often says it is "morally wrong" not to address America's debt, but faith leaders like Bishop Gene Robinson said the budget Ryan crafted fails basic moral tests...".* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur on how Republicans pretend to care what religious leaders think on issues like contraception but completely ignore them on issues actually in the Bible and spoken about by Jesus (helping the poor and less fortunate).
The Doug Pagitt Radio 03/04/2012
Doug chats with author Cathleen Falsani about her new book "Belieber."
Fox News 01/30/2012
Lisa Sharon Harper and David Innes discuss their book, 'Left Right & Christ: Evangelical Faith in Politics'.
CSPAN 12/21/2011
Richard Land and Jim Wallis talked about the role of religion in the 2012 elections, American politics, and civic discourse. They also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Gordon College 12/05/2011
A debate between Arthur Brooks, President, American Enterprise Institute, and Jim Wallis, President and CEO, Sojourners Inc. November 30, 2011
CNN 11/07/2011
Jim Wallis and Gary Bauer discuss the role of religion in the 2012 Presidential Election.
MSNBC 11/03/2011
Jim Wallis and Richard Land discuss religion and the 2012 Presidential Election with the Morning Joe team.
The Huffington Post 10/19/2011
The Occupy Wall Street movement is a month old. Now what? On Sunday afternoon, I stood in Zuccotti Park with several thousand other folks trying to take in the veritable circus that is the Occupation site sandwiched between Wall Street and Trinity Episcopal Church.
Washington Watch 06/15/2011
Rev. Wallis speaking with TV One's Roland Martin about faith based organizations putting policy, politics and partisanship before the prophetic.