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McKinsey Quarterly 01/22/2010
McKinsey Publishing’s Rik Kirkland spoke with Rev. Wallis in Washington, DC.
MSNBC 01/21/2010
Rev. Jim Wallis says that wealth doesn't trickle down, but bad behavior does.
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart 01/20/2010
Jim talks about how our economic crisis is also a values crisis, which he describes in his new book Rediscovering Values
Tavis Smiley Show 01/19/2010
On Tavis Smiley Show, Wallis calls out Wall Street for not extending grace to Main Street and Your Street.
Religion and Ethics Newsweekly 01/15/2010
Extended interview footage of Rev. Wallis' conversation with Bob Abernathy.
Religion and Ethics Newsweekly 01/15/2010
BOB ABERNETHY, host: As public outrage continues over Wall Street’s plans to pay multimillion-dollar bonuses to its top executives and traders, President Obama called such bonuses “obscene” and proposed a new tax on the country’s largest banks.
ABCNews.com blogs 01/12/2010
ABC News’ Rick Klein reports: Words like "crisis" get thrown around fairly regularly these days, in the era of the Great Recession, spiraling health care costs, and record budget deficits. Another kind of crisis is the focus of the Rev. Jim Wallis’ new book, "Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street."
Brookings Institute 01/11/2010
Instead of focusing on when the economy will recover and how much wealth has been lost, Rev. Jim Wallis instead asks that we question how the economic downturn has changed us.
Religion and Ethics Newsweekly 05/01/2009
BOB ABERNETHY, anchor: President Obama marked his first 100 days in office saying he’s proud of what his administration has accomplished so far, but is very aware of all the work that lies ahead. Religious groups were among those making their own assessments of the president’s first one hundred days. Kim Lawton reports: Reverend JIM WALLIS (President and CEO, Sojourners): Protecting the poor, defending the creation are core commitments of this administration. So that’s a good thing for us, good news for us. So I think there’s a real chance for partnership here.
Religion and Ethics Newsweekly 04/29/2009
One hundred days into the Obama presidency, Sojourners founder Jim Wallis, a member of the president’s faith advisory council, talks with Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly managing editor Kim Lawton about the new access religious moderates and liberals have to the White House. He reflects on the accomplishments so far and the challenges ahead, including how to maintain a “prophetic” voice as a White House insider.
Christian Broadcasting Network 04/29/2009
Christians from across the nation are descending on Capitol Hill this week in an effort to annihilate poverty.
Christian Broadcasting Network 04/28/2009
More than 1,000 Christians are expected meet on the steps of the U.S. Capitol Building to pray for members of Congress today.
Religion and Ethics Newsweekly 04/27/2009
One of the most controversial questions facing the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships is whether religious groups that receive federal grants may discriminate in their hiring and only employ people who share their beliefs. At the “Mobilization to End Poverty” conference in Washington on April 27, 2009, Joshua DuBois, director of the White House faith-based office, was asked how the administration will handle church-state concerns and, specifically, how it will deal with the hiring question.
CNN 04/17/2009
Jim talks about the faith of Obama with Roland Martin.
CNN 04/06/2009
CNN's Richard Liu discusses President Obama's Faith-based Council with Rev. Jim Wallis, Rabbi David Saperstein, and Eboo Patel.
CSPAN 04/03/2009
The New America Foundation hosted a panel discusson on “Poverty's New Challenges, New Alliances, and New Ideas.” Panelists discuss how to effect bi-partisan action to combat poverty amidst a deepening recession. Panelists include the Rev. Jim Wallis and Michael Gerson.
Calvin College Inner Compass 03/31/2009
Some say the era of the American religious right is over. Which direction will evangelicals head next? Jim Wallis, founder of Sojourners and author of the bestseller God’s Politics: Why the Right Gets it Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get it, pinpoints a “moral center” and its corresponding political revival in America today. Karen Saupe hosts.
On Faith 03/31/2009
Wallis talks about the "rapid retreat and decline" of the religious right and why he sees the U.S. budget as a moral document with On Faith's Sally Quinn.
On Faith 03/31/2009
Wallis talks with On Faith's Sally Quinn about working with President Obama in the faith-based initiatives office.
Christian Broadcasting Network 03/17/2009
Reverend Jim Wallis, one of President Obama’s top religious advisors and a member of his Faith Council tells The Brody File that if covering abortions is part of any government healthcare plan then President Obama’s big plans for healthcare will be dead in the water.