On April 14, Jim Wallis attended a press conference on Capitol Hill. Organized by Rethink Afghanistan, a campaign of the Brave New Foundation, the press conference highlighted the cost of war. Rethink Afghanistan unveiled their "Cost of War Tax Calculator": a fantastic tool which calculates what percentage of your taxes went to military spending this year.
The press conference was attended by nine members of Congress, several of which are participants of the Out of Afghanistan caucus, a group of representatives committed to withdrawing our troops from Afghanistan.
Jim spoke with strength and focus despite being on the 14th day his fast. Highlighting the need to protect the most vulnerable in the country, he called for end to not just a fiscally irresponsible war but an immoral war. Watch the video here:
Hannah Lythe is policy and outreach associate at Sojourners.