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Jim Wallis

The Wild Goose 'Revival' For Doubters And Jesus Victims (Like Me)

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 08.27.2011 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

Wild Goose Festival is going to grow into the largest, best run, most dynamic religious happening in the U.S. There are lots of smart spiritually hungry people with their eyes open.

Wanted: 1,000 Pastors For the Poor

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.16.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

There is a policy myth is that churches and charities alone could take care of the problems of poverty -- especially if we slashed taxes. But this really has more to do with libertarian political ideology than good theology.

The Top 3 Signs This War Will End

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.02.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

Congress is fed up with the war in Afghanistan, and its members' turn against the war mirrors the quickly changing public opinion.

Chipotle Firings: One Story of a Broken Immigration System

Jim Wallis | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

While the broken state of our immigration system, and its desperate need for reform, might not be a part of your daily life, there are many for whom it is. It's time we all start following this story.

Changing What the Word "Christian" Means Into Something Good

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 07.14.2011 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

If you're not at the Wild Goose Festival this June you'll have missed the most important spiritual gathering in the US to take place in decades. Can a group of Christians save the reputation of Christianity from the "Christian" Right?

Jim Wallis And 'Defending The Dignity And Civil Rights Of Gays And Lesbians'

John Shore | Posted 07.10.2011 | Religion
John Shore

Let's begin with the first and primary point of Wallis' defense: It's bad to bully gays, and good to defend the lives, dignity and civil rights of gay people.

The Sojourners And Jim Wallis Backlash Misses The Point

Christopher LaTondresse | Posted 07.11.2011 | Religion
Christopher LaTondresse

As a committed Christian and a queer atheist who both work to advance interfaith and intercultural understanding, we've watched with heavy hearts as Sojournershas been taken to task.

An Open Letter To Jim Wallis

John Shore | Posted 07.09.2011 | Religion
John Shore

Recently the good people at Believe Out Loud produced a wonderful little video promoting LGBT equality in our churches. They were hoping the video might run on your site.

Jaweed Kaleem

Progressive Christian Group Rejects Gay Rights Ad

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 07.09.2011 | Religion

An unusual controversy is brewing between one of the nation's largest progressive Christian organizations and a New York-based group that advocates fo...

Good Friday Evangelicals

Brian D. McLaren | Posted 06.21.2011 | Religion
Brian D. McLaren

As we move from Palm Sunday through Holy Week, many of us feel that Good Friday is our dominant reality: the guys on the side of money and power seem to keep winning.

Budget Foes, Unsatisfied, To Continue Fast Through Easter

Posted 06.13.2011 | Religion

By Richard Yeakley Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) The congressional budget compromise reached last week did not go far enough for some progre...

Sam Stein

Progressive And Labor Leaders To Fast In Protest Of Budget Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Top labor and progressive leaders will fast this coming weekend in a late-stage effort to call attention to the inequity of the sharp cu...

Fasting And Praying For The Poor

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 05.28.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

A diverse coalition of religious leaders are calling on Americans to join them in fasting and prayer to protest budget cuts that would jeopardize the poor and hungry at home and abroad.

10 Reasons Why I'm Fasting For A Better Budget

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.28.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Every Christian, regardless of political affiliation, is called to take up the cause of the poor and the needy because that is God's heart, and we will be calling every legislator who says they are a Christian.

Pray, Fast, Act: Spiritual Escalation Tn Response To Political Extremism

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

I am joining Ambassador Tony Hall, David Beckmann of Bread for the World, ONE, American Jewish World Service, Meals on Wheels, Islamic Relief and a broad coalition to fast, pray and act.

The Hypocrisy Of War

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

The U.S. just started another war. We're good at starting wars. We're not good at ending them, but we start them really well. They say this is for "humanitarian" reasons. But aren't they all?

Jon Stewart and the Sheer Hypocrisy of Fox News on Teachers

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Wallis

I like teachers. But what I am learning from conservatives these days, especially the hosts and commentators for Fox News is that public school teachers are greedy.

Can an Orange Bracelet Turn Hearts in Washington?

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

2011-03-04-jw.jpgCutting programs that help the most vulnerable isn't going to get us out of financial trouble, or reduce the deficit in ways that we now need.

Together We Thrive? Will Arizona Senate Leader Welcome President Obama or "Require Papers"?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

With six dead in Arizona from the Tucson shooting, and the lives of Rep. Gabby Giffords and many others still in critical condition, will Arizona's state leaders mark the end of a "place for hate in our homes and outside our home"?

Senators Kyl and DeMint Exploit Faith for Political Means

Burns Strider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Burns Strider

While American troops will be working through the Christmas holidays, putting their lives on the line for our safety and while millions of Christians ...

The Christian Right in Context: The Obama Years

Richard T. Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Richard T. Hughes

The "Christian America" vision pushed by the Christian Right stands in stark contrast with the biblical vision of the kingdom of God.

President Obama Should Have Fought This One

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Obama has again bent to the economic philosophy that rewards the casino gamblers on Wall Street and leaves the majority of the country standing outside the casino with a tin cup -- hoping that the gamblers are at least big tippers.

It Takes A Movement: Moral Centering And Political Recalibration

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

An election like this one always calls for both moral centering and political recalibration. Leaders of both parties were talking the morning after the election about cooperation to solve the nation's problems. That will likely also take a movement.

It Takes A Movement: How Access To Power Can Be Dangerous -- Part 4

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

I feel a growing need to create a more independent and critical movement for social justice and change in America, and the relational and convening power in the faith community is substantial.

MLK and the "Progressive Hunter"

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

I was pleased to see the MLK nonviolence pledge on Glenn Beck's website, but I cringe when I hear him boast about being a "progressive hunter," and when I hear Beck regularly demonize the people he disagrees with.