Our Founder

Jim Wallis

Jim Wallis
Founder

About Jim

Jim Wallis is 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 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.

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The next chapter of my life.

I look forward to this new chapter in my vocation, but I will continue to be shaped by the Sojourners mission for the rest of my life.

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Justice requires transformation.

Georgetown and the University’s McCourt School of Public Policy today announced that Jim Wallis, founder of the Christian social justice organization Sojourners, will join the McCourt School as the inaugural Chair in Faith and Justice.

11.20.2020 - The Sojourners Board of Directors has appointed Rev. Adam Russell Taylor as the new president of Sojourners. This transition is the culmination of a multiyear succession planning process spearheaded by the Board and the organization’s founder, Jim Wallis, and timed to coincide with Sojourners entering its 50th year.

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.