The political stalemates between Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill stood in stark contrast to the shared vision on how to address poverty recently expressed by Jim Wallis and Arthur Brooks at an American Enterprise Institute event.

AEI's 2014 Evangelical Leadership Summit featured a Sept. 10 "debate" (really more of a discussion) between Wallis, president of Sojourners and longtime leader of the Evangelical Left, and Arthur Brooks, a Catholic and president of AEI, a conservative think tank.