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Last week, Sojourners, alongside more than 50 other Christian leaders convened by the Circle of Protection, asked all of the presidential candidates, Republican and Democrat, to send a video explaining what they “would do as president to offer help and opportunity to poor and hungry people in the United States and around the world.”
Today, Rev. Jim Wallis released a brand-new podcast to interview presidential candidates ahead of the 2020 election. In the second season of Wallis’s “Soul of the Nation” podcast, candidates discuss moral questions at the intersection of faith and politics.
Yesterday, President and Founder of Sojourners, Jim Wallis called on Donald Trump’s most prominent evangelical supporters to denounce the President’s racist words and actions. Wallis’s call is grounded in the understanding that racism is a sin, America’s original sin.
Yesterday, nearly 200 of the nation’s most prominent faith leaders signed a statement embracing peacemaking over war in Iran. Rev. Jim Wallis, alongside other leaders, held a press conference on Capitol Hill to underscore their mission of peace. They came to a clear conclusion: opposing war is not enough; we must simultaneously create peace.
Today, Jim Wallis, President of Sojourners, commented on the recent passage of Alabama’s extreme abortion ban. Instead of reducing the issue of abortion to a political football, Wallis seeks to expand the conversation.
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The statement was developed by the National Council of Churches and Sojourners, a Washington-based Christian organization that addresses social justice concerns.
Jim Wallis, founder of the Christian social justice group Sojourners, described the drowning of a father and his toddler daughter who attempted to cross the border as a test of faith for policymakers. Many devout Latino voters who are being courted to vote Republican next year “believe that’s a religious question,” Wallis said.
Jim Wallis, a prolific writer who is one of the best-known figures on America’s religious left, says the case was crystal-clear: “He is being prosecuted for following the command of Jesus, which is to feed the hungry, refresh the thirsty and invite in the stranger.” The case was so simple that it should not be a matter of political contention, he thought.
Jim Wallis, the founder of Sojourners, puts it this way: “Our task should not be to invoke … the name of God by claiming God’s blessing and endorsement for all our … policies and practices — saying, in effect, that God is on our side. Rather, as Abraham Lincoln said, we should pray and worry earnestly whether we are on God’s side.”
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