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Common Good: Is Little League Baseball the Answer?

Date: May 22, 2013
Jim Wallis, in his new book On God’s Side, says that we have lost sight of the common good—but we can find it again. “The common good and the quality of our life together,” he argues, “will finally be determined by the personal decisions we all make.”

Jim Wallis, Frank Wolf Discuss How Politics Can Serve the Common Good

Date: May 24, 2013
Evangelical left leader Jim Wallis and Republican Congressman Frank Wolf (Va.) discussed how politics can serve the common good at a Thursday panel at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank. While the panel was called, "Competing Visions of the Common Good: Rethinking Help for the Poor," Wallis and Wolf talked more about where they found common ground than where their visions were in competition.

Author Jim Wallis says faith, not politics, is solution to fix cynical nation

Date: May 22, 2013
A best-selling author, preacher and social activist is coming to Nashville on Tuesday to discuss why both Democrats and Republicans have lost sight of the common good and how to turn that around.

Christian leaders seek to overcome polarization

Twenty-five religious leaders gathered in DC to commit themselves to civil discourse.
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Theologian and Bestselling Author Jim Wallis Discusses New Book

Bestselling author Jim Wallis discusses his new book, On God's Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn't Learned about Serving the Common Good. Wallis has recently served on the President's Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and is the current chair of the Global Agenda Council on Faith for the World Economic Forum. He will be at Gesu Catholic Church (17180 Oak Dr. Detroit, MI 48221) on Monday, May 13th at 7:00 p.m. for a book signing.

The Common Good, The Planet, and Humankind

Date: May 15, 2013
Jim Wallis, author and editor of Sojourner's magazine, was in town last week to speak on his latest book On God's Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn't Learned About Serving The Common Good. Although Mr. Wallis looks a tad older (don't we all) and a bit overwhelmed with where our country's political and social state is, his hopeful message remained the same: We are all interconnected; we are all each other's neighbor and it's time we recommit to an ancient idea: the common good.

Recharging Activist Batteries

Date: May 13, 2013
For what have I been working? I have worked and still work for, what Pastor Jim Wallis might call, "the common good."

Jim Wallis, bestselling author, preacher, holds two Denver-area events

Source: Denver Post
Date: May 6, 2013
New York Times bestselling author, activist and theologian Jim Wallis will be in Denver to speak and sign his new book, "On God's Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn't Learned," at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th St.

Sojourners president-CEO Jim Wallis

Date: May 6, 2013
Public theologian Jim Wallis is president and CEO of Sojourners, a national Christian organization committed to faith in action for social justice, and editor-in-chief of Sojourners magazine. His activism evolved from his student years in the civil rights and anti-war movements, and, in 1995, he helped form Call to Renewal, a national federation of churches, denominations and faith-based organizations across the political spectrum working to overcome poverty. Wallis teaches at Georgetown University and has taught at Harvard's Divinity School and its Kennedy School of Government. He's also a best-selling author of 10 books, including On God's Side.

Michael Gerson: Elevated by the common good

Date: May 7, 2013
The Rev. Jim Wallis is a man of the left — perhaps the defining figure of the evangelical left. So it is not surprising that I should find some of the policy views expressed in his new book, “On God’s Side,” badly mistaken. But this does not prevent Wallis from being resoundingly right in his central premise: that American politics would be elevated by a renewed commitment to the common good.