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Questions of Substance at the Compassion Forum
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Last evening, I was privileged to be one of the religious leaders asked to participate in the Compassion Forum, sponsored by <a href="http://www.faithinpubliclife.org/">Faith in Public ...

Video: Jim Wallis and Jimmy Carter
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Part 1 - Jimmy Carter talks about <em>The Great Awakening</em>. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTikMoY9tp0">Watch it:</a></p> Par ...

Video: Jim Wallis and Tony Perkins on CNN
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>On CNN's <em>The Situation Room</em>, Jim Wallis and the Family Research Council's Tony Perkins talk about evangelical attitudes in the election. ...

Exciting SBC Alternative Not Without Shortcomings
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>During the closing days of January, more than 15,000 Baptists from 30 different Baptist denominations gathered together at the Convention Center in Atlanta. During th ...

The Rev. Wright Effect; Rice on Race
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>We were never likely to get away with "transcending" race in this election as the early Obama campaign suggested to some. We were never likely to get away w ...

Engaging with "A More Perfect Union"
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Like many (I hope most) people, I was deeply moved and impressed by Senator Obama's speech on race. Like many (I hope most) people, I was deeply moved and impres ...

Healing the Wounds of Race
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>It has simmered throughout this campaign, and now race has exploded into the center of the media debate about the presidential race. It has simmered throughout this c ...

Video: Has the Religious Right Lost Its Way?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Jim Wallis talks with Tony Perkins (Family Research Council), Harry Jackson (High Impact Leadership), and Sammy Rodriguez (National Hispanic Leadership Conference) about the broadening evangelical ...

Repentance Means a New Direction
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=The%20Cost%20of%20War&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> On Tuesday, Pre ...

Good News for Southern Baptists
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

As the nation's second largest denomination (after the Roman Catholic Church), Southern Baptists have been given much, so their potential to do good is considerable - as is the danger of missing op ...

Was Jesus a Politician?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

<P>Last Friday I was in Santa Barbara, California, to speak at Westmont College - where even on a Friday evening, the gymnasium was packed with students. Last Friday I w ...

Is It Still a Wonderful Life?
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:56pm | Type: Magazine Article

E.J. Dionne Jr. Building a new politics on the old values of generosity, compassion, and community. For a very ...

The Politics of Change
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis It's time to be in the business of building social movements, not just winning elections. At the ...

Well Done, President Bush
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P dir=ltr>In recent weeks, we've been watching Senator Obama and Senator Clinton try to disagree honestly without being too nasty in the process. In recent weeks, ...

A Religious Landscape Ripe for Revival
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

I haven't yet read the whole study released yesterday by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life titled, "<A title=http://religions.pewforum.org/ href="http://religions.pewforum.org/"& ...

A Lenten Call to Repentance
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=The%20Cost%20of%20War&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> March 19 wil ...

Sorry Day
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P><A title=http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/11/changes-down-under-by-jim-wall.html href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/11/changes-down-under-by-jim-wall.html">Wh ...

Twenty-Something Evangelicals
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

The most considerable evidence that we're entering a "post-Religious Right America" is the shifting political agenda and theological emphasis of a new generation of 20-something evangelicals. ...

Pomp and People Power
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Sunday morning a week ago I preached at the beautiful Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, California. Their service blends the best of the Anglo/Catholic Episcopal tradition with the creative S ...

Recent Adventures in Radio Activity
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Late last week, <A href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=special.TGA&amp;item=TGA_book_events"><I>The Great Awakening</I> book tour</A> brought me to Seattle ...

A Mormon on a Weather Vane
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>This afternoon's top news is Mitt Romney's announcement that he is ending his run for the presidency. Romney's candidacy raised the issue of whether a Mormon could be elected p ...

Dialogue at Davos
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>In late January I had the great honor of being a participant in the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. In late January I had the great honor of being a parti ...

Crazy Evangelicals
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>On this Super Tuesday, there will no doubt be a lot of discussion (again) about the role of religion On this Super Tuesday, there will no doubt be a lot of discussio ...

Born Again Voters Up for Grabs
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>A common question from over the last few years has been for proof that the movement I describe has a real and measurable constituency. "Give us a sign," they say. ...

The Great Awakening
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:55pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Can a 21st-century faith revival change politics? Something is happening. Faith is being applied to ...

Why I Wrote The Great Awakening
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Evangelicals are leaving the Religious Right in droves. My book God’s Politics called ...

Video: The Moral State of the Union
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Tonight, President Bush delivers his 7th State of the Union address. We are certain to hear about the President's plan for stimulating the economy.</p> Tonight, Pre ...

Text: The Moral State of the Union
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>I'm Jim Wallis, of Sojourners and author of <EM>The Great Awakening</EM>. I'm Jim Wallis, of Sojourners and author of The Great Awakening . A ...

The Limits of Pollsters, Pundits and, Yes, Politics
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>This early primary election season has clearly demonstrated the limits of the pollster's predictions, the pundit's prognostications, and the ability of politics to really address our deepest ...

MLK and LBJ: Movements and Politicians
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>An unfortunate exchange of words between the campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama this week threatened to explode into real conflict, involving the always volatile U.S. issue of race. ...

Women, Faith, and Presidential Politics
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>During the South Carolina Republican debate, Mike Huckabee garnered greatest applause when defending his views of wifely submission as part of his evangelical faith. ...

Does Humility Risk More Than Arrogance? (A Dialogue Too Friendly for Focus on the Family - Part 3, by Brian McLaren)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>[Continued from parts one and two. <A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/01/a-dialogue-too-friendly-for-fo.html">Click here to read the full response as one post.</A& ...

The Times They Are A-Changin
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>The new political buzzword is change. The new political buzzword is change. Every candidate claims to be the change candidate-and every pundit is contrasting "ch ...

Arab Christians Worship Allah Too (A Dialogue Too Friendly for Focus on the Family - Part Two, by Brian McLaren)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>[Continued from <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/01/a-dialogue-too-friendly-for-fo.html">yesterday's part one</a>] On January 3, 2008, <A href="h ...

Political Earthquakes
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

With the pivotal event of the Iowa Caucuses, news analyses have said that Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee are now the defining candidates of this campaign-even if they don't win their respective nom ...

A Dialogue Too Friendly for Focus on the Family
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>On January 3, Focus on the Family's CitizenLink sent an email by associate editor Stephen Adams called, <A href="http://www.citizenlink.org/CLtopstories/A000006202.cfm">"Evan ...

Change Won in Iowa
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Last night, Iowa voted for change - dramatic change Last night, Iowa voted for change - dramatic change Interestingly, Obama and Interestingly, Obama and H ...

Iowa and the Poles of Protestantism
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Now that the people of Iowa have chosen Republican Mike Huckabee and Democrat Barack Obama as their nominees for president, pundits will spend much of the next few days (until New Hampshire at l ...

Two Fundamental Shifts
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>This evening, the presidential election of 2008 officially begins with the Iowa caucuses-intense political contests taking place in every county of that Midwestern state. ...

Starting the Year with Bob Dylan
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

I've had an old 1989 tune by Bob Dylan running through my head for the last couple weeks. I've had an old 1989 tune by Bob Dylan running through my head for the last cou ...

Mourning Benazir Bhutto
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

The vicious assassination of Benazir Bhutto means many things for our world. Already pundits are rushing to consider what it means for our presidential elections here in the U.S. ...

My Prayer for 2008
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>The year of 1968 was very significant in my life, and a decisive one for the nation. The year of 1968 was very significant in my life, and a decisive one for the nati ...

Providence and Politics
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

<P>Last week, a Liberty University student asked Gov. Mike Huckabee to account for his recent surge in the polls. Last week, a Liberty University student asked Gov. Mike ...

Man Bites Dog of War
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

<P>Nice piece this morning <A title=http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2007/12/10/all_power_no_influence href="http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/o ...

Poverty and Climate Change Are Clearly Linked
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

<P>The new 2007-2008 <A title=http://hdr.undp.org/en/media/hdr_20072008_en_complete.pdf href="http://hdr.undp.org/en/media/hdr_20072008_en_complete.pdf">UN Human Development report</A& ...

Forever Young
Originally Posted: 04/09/2013 - 11:41am | Type: Magazine Article

Richard Rohr Understanding the true presence of Christ helps us become elders, not just elderly. If today we d ...

Looking Forward in Hope
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:45am | Type: Magazine Article

Margaret Guenther Whenever I read Luke’s account of the presentation of the infant Jesus in the temple (Luke 2:25-38), I always picture a ...

'Come Let Us Reason Together'
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis It is time to work for common ground between evangelicals and progressives. The public discussion ...

No Religious Tests
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

<P>I couldn't help but be struck by a bizarre similarity in two back-to-back events this week: the YouTube/CNN Republican forum and the swearing in of Pakistan's President Musharaf broadcast by ...

Changes Down Under
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>In the news you might have missed over the Thanksgiving weekend, Labor Party leader <A href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/25/world/asia/25australia.html?th&amp;emc=th">K ...