Working to make religion part of the solution
Rev. Jim Wallis remembers when he was organizing a protest in the rotunda of the nation's Capitol a few years ago. Leaders from a variety of Christian denominations were planning to be there - traditional Protestants, more conservative evangelicals, Catholics involved with social justice.
Then Wallis, editor of Sojourners magazine and a leading religious voice on issues like ending poverty and wars, got a call from Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor of Tikkun magazine and a strong Jewish voice on those same issues.