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.

How do we wait for Christ this year, in this both liturgical and, yes, political season?

Does reconnecting with Jesus mean reclaiming a way of life or style of life that we can look for?

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.

December 8, 2019 - 8:30am
Central Baptist Church
2842 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103
United States

Join Central Baptist Church and Jim Wallis for a morning Hour of Power, where Rev. Wallis will be discussing Christ in Crisis and the ways in which Jesus' teachings speak directly to the heart of our moral and political crises. Following the 8:30am discussion, join Central Baptist Church's Sunday morning worship service at 10:00am.

December 8, 2019 - 2:00pm
St. John's UCC - The Beloved Community
4138 N Grand Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63107
United States

Join Rev. Jim Wallis for the book signing and discussion of his new work – Christ in Crisis!

When: Sunday, December 8, 2019 @ 2pm

Where: Saint John’s Church (The Beloved Community)

This event is free and open to the public!

December 9, 2019 - 9:00am
Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being
1000 N. Vandeventer Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63113
United States

This fall, Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being reconvenes our 'Just for Kids' Community Conversations. This series brings national thought leaders to the region in forums designed to activate change for children and families. Conversations bring insight on matters aligned with Deaconess Foundation's policy agenda and equip participants with tools for action. Each event includes a networking breakfast available at 8:15 am, program beginning at 9:00 am and concluding by 11:00 am.

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James Simpson, Senior Adviser to the President
408 C. St. NE
Washington, DC 20002
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