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.

This connection between truth and freedom captures the danger and the call for followers of Jesus in the Trump era.

The foundation of all human rights, equality, and dignity is all of us being created in the image of God — imago Dei.

The "Neighbor Question" explores our failure to recognize and love our neighbors as ourselves and why that is at the root of anti-immigrant and anti-refugee sentiment. 

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.

October 21, 2019 - 7:00pm
Powell’s (Cedar Hills Crossing)
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd
Beaverton, OR 97005
United States

Join Sojourners and Powell's Books 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.

October 22, 2019 - 7:00pm
Kilworth Memorial Chapel, University of Puget Sound
3410 N. 18th St.
Tacoma, WA 98416
United States

Jim Wallis, the founder and president of Sojourners and New York Times best-selling author, will speak about his new book Christ in Crisis: Why We Need to Reclaim Jesus. The event is free, unticketed, and open to the public; copies of Wallis' new book will be available for purchase. Following Wallis' talk, there will be responses from Puget Sound alumna Rev. Ruth Marston-Bihl and Tacoma faith leader and activist Rev. Shalom Agtarap, along with audience Q&A. A reception and book signing will follow.

October 25, 2019 - 7:00pm
Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
United States

Jim Wallis will be speaking at Elliott Bay Books on October 25th to discuss his new book, Christ in Crisis, and the ways in which the teachings of Jesus speak directly to our current political and spiritual crises.

For more information, visit: https://www.thestranger.com/events/40935312/jim-wallis-christ-in-crisis

October 27, 2019 - 12:15pm
City Church San Francisco
2460 Sutter St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
United States

In his latest book, Christ in Crisis: Why We Need to Reclaim Jesus, theologian and activist Jim Wallis argues that our cultural and political crisis largely stems from how the American church has become disconnected from the teachings of Jesus.

October 28, 2019 - 7:00pm
Montclair Presbyterian Church
5701 Thornhill Dr
Oakland, CA 94611
United States

Join Sojourners and A Great Good Place for Books 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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