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.

From police violence to coronavirus, who is America willing to protect?

We must protect our democracy and the image of God in each voter. 

Who is most likely to be sacrificed on the altar of economic prosperity and the president’s reelection campaign?

For media inquiries or interview requests, please contact Meredith Brasher at mbrasher@sojo.net or 202-745-4606

More than 10 weeks ago, two white men attacked and killed Ahmaud Arbery while he was jogging in broad daylight. Since then, his attackers have been arrested, but justice does not stop there. On what would have been Ahmaud’s 26th birthday, Sojourners' president Rev. Jim Wallis and executive director Rev. Adam Taylor released a statement.

On Easter Sunday, Rev. Jim Wallis clarified the crucial role that faith leaders play during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nobody wants our society, economy, government, schools or our families to stay on lockdown. Everybody wants our lives to reopen.

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.

There are currently no upcoming events scheduled. Please check back again soon for future event announcements!

See Speaking Events Guidelines and Information here or Submit a Speaking Request Application here

For speaking event invitations, contact:
James Simpson, Senior Adviser to the President
408 C. St. NE
Washington, DC 20002
tel: 202-745-4600
email: events@sojo.net