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Jim Wallis

Seven Steps to Civility This Election Season

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

This week, a group of more than 130 former legislators, both Republicans and Democrats, released a letter urging for civility and encouraging candidates, once elected, to focus on cooperation to face our country's greatest challenges.

Beck, Nazis and Civil Dialogue

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Wallis

For Beck to accuse all the preachers or religious leaders who have advised Obama on any issue of being like the Nazi corruption of the church, and on a course that "ends in mass death," is the worst kind of civil poison.

An Open Letter to Glenn Beck

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Before, I thought you were just another cable news talk show host. Now, you are using the language of a spiritual and even a religious leader. But to invoke the name of God and the vocation of a spiritual leader has consequences.

The Hijacking of the Almighty

David Coates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Coates

Christians come in many political shades, not just one. So where is the voice of the Christian Left, or even the Christian Center, shouting "foul" at this hijacking of their religion by one particular political philosophy?

The Legacy Of An Activist Career: An Interview With Jim Wallis

patheos.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Before looking forward to the future of evangelical engagement in the political realm, I want to look back at the trajectory of your career, and how i...

Who Wins When the U.S. Restricts Religious Freedom?

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

If terrorists are able to not only attack us physically but get us to judge our neighbors by labels rather than the content of their character, turn our back on the Constitution and then restrict the religious freedom of other Americans, we all lose.

Controversy in Wisconsin

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

When we have controversy and conflict within the church and speak badly of one another as Christians, it actually turns people away from Christ.

Wall Street, Repent!

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

The principles of clarity, transparency, accountability, and protecting the common good against private greed are not just economic policy matters. On a more transcendent level, they provide the metrics of real repentance.

'Soul of a Citizen,' Volunteers Can't Solve Our Problems: For Every House Habitat Builds, 100s More Are Homeless

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Paul Loeb

Through Global Youth Service Day, millions of young women and men got involved in their communities last week, often taking their first steps into liv...

Faith Leaders Decry 'Anti-Immigrant' Immigration Law

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) Religious leaders planned legal action and civil disobedience after Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed a b...

Churches Will not Comply With Arizona Immigration Law (VIDEO)

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

+Click here to take action for immigration reform! Jim Wallis is the author of Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street -- ...

Jason Linkins

Jim Wallis Vows That Churches 'Will Not Comply' With Arizona Immigration Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Arizona has just made their nutlog new anti-immigration law a reality and right out of the gate, Reverend Jim Wallis, President of Sojourners and Huff...

Guest Blogger Ian Danley in Phoenix: 'I don't want my city to be the Birmingham or Selma in this drama'

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

On Tuesday, a group of local faith and community leaders, along with Jim Wallis and Noel Castellanos, called on the Governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer, t...

Video: Jim Wallis Talks About Arizona's New Immigration Bill on CNN

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

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This Isn't About Wallis vs. Beck -- It's About Biblical Social Justice

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Wallis

While I have agreed that the cause of social justice has sometimes been politicized for ideological purposes by both Left and Right, I continue to defend the term itself as biblical.

A Christian Covenant For Civility

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

People of faith from all our religious traditions could help create much-needed safe, civil, and even sacred spaces for better public discourse at this critical moment in our nation's history.

A Time for Moral Reckoning

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Theologically, we are witnessing a massive despoiling of God's creation. We were meant to be stewards of the Gulf of Mexico. Instead, we are watching the destruction of all that. Why?

Glenn Beck and Jim Wallis Meet to Discuss Social Justice (VIDEO)

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jim Wallis

Though many think I'm on vacation with my family this week, footage has been obtained of a top secret meeting between me and Fox News commentator Glenn Beck!

Aaron Klein -- Whitewashing Extremism

Terry Krepel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Terry Krepel

WorldNetDaily Jerusalem bureau chief Aaron Klein has been increasing his profile of late. Klein has snagged himself a weekly show on New York radio s...

Glenn Beck Is Right to Fear Dorothy Day

Jim O'Grady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim O'Grady

Demagogues like Coughlin and Beck use ever more shrill appeals to cause serious short-term turmoil but, in the process, turn their followers' hearts to stone. People are happier, Day believed, when they are good.

On Glenn Beck's Slander Of Jim Wallis

Harry Knox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Harry Knox

Beck has stooped to lying about a good man. He has forgotten one of the chief principles of his Mormon faith, and indeed of all major faiths; that we should treat others as we seek to be treated.

A Million Christians For Social Justice

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

A Million Christians for Social Justice will bring us together to fight injustice and inequality, to fight hunger and hopelessness, and, ultimately, to love and nourish all the souls that are part of God's creation.

Glenn Beck on Martin Luther King and Gandhi

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

I was heartened to hear Beck affirm the nonviolence of King, but I would also like to remind him of King's tireless commitment to social justice.

What Glenn Beck Doesn't Understand About Biblical Social Justice

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Jesus said that we should love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us. I invited Beck to a civil and respectful conversation about the issues at stake here, but he has chosen a different path.

A Flawed Step Forward on Health Care Reform

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

We all know how much the media love conflict, and they have fallen in love with the health care debate. To say the process hasn't been pretty would be one of the biggest Washington understatements in years.