Our Founder

Jim Wallis

Jim Wallis
Founder, President, Editor-in-Chief, Best-Selling Author

About Jim

Jim Wallis a globally respected writer, teacher, preacher, and justice advocate who believes the gospel of Jesus must be transformed from its cultural and political captivities. He is a New York Times bestselling author, widely recognized public theologian, renowned speaker, and regular international commentator on ethics and public life. He is the Founder, President, and Editor-In-Chief of Sojourners, and is the author of 12 books, including American’s Original Sin, God’s Politics, The Great Awakening, and The Call to Conversion. He served on President Obama's White House Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and has taught faith and public life courses at Harvard and Georgetown University. “Coach Jim” also served for 22 seasons as a Little League coach for his two baseball playing sons.

The task for followers of Jesus is to respect the role of what government is supposed to be but make clear where our loyalties lie.

How are we to respond when there’s a global political strategy to make people afraid of those who are different than them?

Absolute power does indeed corrupt absolutely.

For media inquiries or interview requests, please contact Meredith Brasher at mbrasher@sojo.net or 202-745-4606

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.

Just in time for Easter comes Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg. Married and gay. Catholic turned Episcopalian. A social justice progressive who speaks easily about his faith and God, as Democrats rarely do

A diverse group of evangelicals is joining forces to reclaim a faith tradition it says has become dominated by older, conservative white men who are blindly loyal to President Donald Trump and the Republican Party.

President and founder of Sojourners, Jim Wallis explores faith, justice, and the moral choices behind today’s headlines in this series. In each episode, Jim sits down with an inspiring guest; from Michelle Alexander to Margaret Atwood to Rev William Barber, they discuss their deepest moral convictions and how they are putting them to work in the world.

The Soul of the Nation with Jim Wallis informs and inspires everyone from grassroots organizers to political leaders to examine our priorities in meeting the biblical call for social justice and — from that examination — to take action to promote racial and social justice, life and peace, and environmental stewardship.

November 17, 2019 - 10:00am
St. John's Episcopal Church, Norwood Parish
6701 Wisconsin Ave
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
United States

Join Jim Wallis at St John's Episcopal Church in Bethesda, MD, as part of St. John's Fall Forum series on faith and justice. Jim will be discussing the themes of his new book, Christ in Crisis, and how the teachings of Jesus speak directly to our current political and spiritual crises.

November 20, 2019 - 7:00pm
Changing Hands Bookstore
6428 S McClintock
Tempe, AZ 85283
United States

Join us for a conversation with speaker, pastor, and activist Jim Wallis to discuss his new book, Christ in Crisis: Why We Need to Reclaim Jesus.

With a practical and empathetic approach, Wallis addresses Jesus’ teaching in light of our current moral, political, and spiritual crises, offering both a challenge and a path forward for our community life.

November 24, 2019 - 6:30pm
Church of the Resurrection
13720 Roe Ave
Leawood, KS 66224
United States

On November 23 and 24, Jim Wallis will be guest preaching at Church of the Resurrection's weekend worship services, addressing the ways in which Jesus' teachings apply directly to our current political and spiritual crises. He will preach in the 5:00pm service on Saturday, and the Sunday services at 7:30am, 9:15am, 11:00am, and 5:00pm. More information can be found at Church of the Resurrection's webpage: https://cor.org/visit/first-visit#locations

December 3, 2019 - 7:00pm
Recital Hall in the Covenant Fine Arts Center
1795 Knollcrest Circle SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
United States

Join Sojourners, the Calvin University Department of Sociology and Social Work, and the Calvin Center for Faith and Writing for an evening with renowned theologian, pastor, and bestselling author Jim Wallis, as he talks about his new book, Christ in Crisis: Why We Need to Reclaim Jesus. Through his writing, Wallis offers a path to spiritual healing and solidarity, aimed to mend the divide separating Americans today.

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James Simpson, Senior Adviser to the President
408 C. St. NE
Washington, DC 20002
tel: 202-745-4600
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