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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 president's moral priorities are laid bare.

I was glad that I stayed home from the prayer breakfast — to pray on my own. Here is my prayer.

Lent. 2020. The upcoming liturgical season and this momentous political year. How do these two things connect?

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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

"Well, I think these issues are much deeper than politics. Many of us feel politically homeless these days, but the racial divide is of deep concern to me. So when white evangelicals say to black evangelicals, I didn't vote for Donald Trump because of his racial bigotry but because of other issues like the ones you mentioned, the response often back from black evangelicals is, so his racial bigotry wasn't a deal breaker for you, I guess?"

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.

March 20, 2020 - 10:45am
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
2799 Richmond Hwy
Arlington, VA 22202
United States

Jim Wallis will be speaking in a plenary session of the Religion Communication Conference at 10:45am on March 20th. Registration and information for the conference can be found at the link below.

May 2, 2020 - 7:30pm
Trinity Episcopal Church Buffalo
371 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY 14202
United States

Join Sojourners and Trinity Episcopal Church for an evening conversation with activist, theologian, and author Jim Wallis. As a part of Trinity's Fresh Voices series, Jim will be talking about the teachings of Jesus and how they speak directly to our moral and political crises. His new book, Christ in Crisis: Why We Need to Reclaim Jesus, will be available for purchase and signing onsite.

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