RELIGION
05/10/2010 03:40 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Big Think: Jim Wallis Discusses How To Address Religious Fundamentalism (VIDEO)

In an interview with Big Think, Jim Wallis, editor-in-chief of Sojourners, asserted that the antidote to religious fundamentalism is not secularism but "better religion."

He argued that religion should not be dismissed entirely because it has given rise to fundamentalist factions.

"You don't sort of say, 'There's something wrong with the whole idea of faith.' You say, 'This religion has gotten skewed,'" Wallis reasoned.

He added that fundamentalism is a distortion of religion based on fear, saying, "The best way to handle bad religion is better religion."

See the clip below: