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.

'We believe all persons of faith and conscience should prayerfully consider whether our democracy can endure a second term under the presidency of Donald Trump. We believe it cannot.'

Frighteningly, there’s nothing to suggest that the whole cycle won’t repeat itself.

The words of Jesus must now be taken seriously, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.”

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.

January 26, 2020 - 6:00pm
University United Methodist Church
2409 Guadalupe St.
Austin, TX 78705
United States

Join University UMC and Sojourners’ President Jim Wallis for an evening discussion on how the teachings of Jesus speak directly to the heart of our political and moral crises. As a part of UUMC’s visiting authors series, Jim Wallis will be discussing his new book Christ in Crisis: Why We Need to Reclaim Jesus, which analyzes eight key questions that were central to Jesus’ ministry and are still timely for us today.

February 9, 2020 - 9:45am
Myers Park Baptist Church
1900 Queens Road
Charlotte, NC 28207
United States

On February 9, Jim Wallis will be guest preaching at Myers Park Baptist Church's Sunday morning worship service, addressing the ways in which Jesus' teachings apply directly to our current political and spiritual crises. He will preach in the 9:45am faith formation class and the 11:00am service on Sunday the 9th. More information can be found at Myers Park's webpage: https://www.myersparkbaptist.org/worship-schedule-2-2/

February 9, 2020 - 5:00pm
Episcopal Church of the Ascension Hickory
726 1st Ave NW
Hickory, NC 28601
United States

Join Sojourners and Ascension Episcopal Church for an evening conversation with Jim Wallis, on the ways Jesus speaks directly to the heart of our political, spiritual, and moral crises. Jim will be discussing his book Christ in Crisis, which is available for sale and signing. This event is free and open to the public.

February 10, 2020 - 7:00pm
Central United Methodist Church
27 Church St
Asheville, NC 28801
United States

Join Sojourners and Central UMC for an evening conversation with Jim Wallis, on the ways Jesus speaks directly to the heart of our political, spiritual, and moral crises. Jim will be discussing his book Christ in Crisis, which is available for sale and signing. This event is free and open to the public.

February 11, 2020 - 12:00pm
Isothermal Community College Library Auditorium
286 ICC Loop Rd
Spindale, NC 28160
United States

Join Isothermal Community College and Sojourners’ President Jim Wallis for an afternoon discussion on how the teachings of Jesus speak directly to the heart of our political and moral crises. As a part of ICC Library’s Visiting Authors Series, Jim Wallis will be discussing his new book Christ in Crisis: Why We Need to Reclaim Jesus, which analyzes eight key questions that were central to Jesus’ ministry and are still timely for us today.

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