About The Event
Aiken Lecture: Jim Wallis, America's Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America
Atlanta History Center Lecture
Feb 11 2016 - 8:00pm
America's problem with race has deep roots, with the country's foundation tied to the near extermination of one race of people and the enslavement of another. Racism is truly our nation's original sin. In America's Original Sin, Wallis offers a prophetic and deeply personal call to action in overcoming the racism so ingrained in American society.
Whenever divided cultures and gridlocked power structures fail to end systemic sin, faith communities can help lead the way to grassroots change. Probing yet positive, biblically rooted yet highly practical, this book shows people of faith how they can work together to overcome the embedded racism in America, galvanizing a movement to cross the bridge to a multiracial church and a new America.
Jim Wallis is president and founder of Sojourners and editor in chief of Sojourners magazine in Washington, D.C. He is a bestselling author, public theologian, national preacher, social activist, and international commentator on ethics and public life. Wallis has written ten books, including The (Un)Common Good and the New York Times bestsellers God's Politics and The Great Awakening.
Support: The Aiken Lecture Series is supported by the Lucy Rucker Aiken Foundation.