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Jim Wallis

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.

FOX News Funds Research and Smear Campaign Against American Pastor

Burns Strider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Burns Strider

With no scriptural or theological arguments to fall back upon, Glenn Beck has decided that his only option is to try to destroy Rev. Wallis' personal reputation. FOX News should be held accountable.

The Ultimate Contradiction-in-Terms: Right-wing Christianity

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mike Lux

Conservative Christians manage to ignore literally hundreds of Biblical quotes about social justice by making Christianity a religion solely focused on one very selfish goal: whether they get into heaven or not.

What Do Leading Economists and Pro-Life Progressive Activists Have in Common? They Both Support Health Reform

Harold Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harold Pollack

We can fight about abortion and the culture wars another day. Right now, let's focus on our common humanity and get health care reform done. Amen to that.

Rev. Jim Wallis: Glenn Beck Is Wrong, Social Justice Is At The Heart Of Gospel

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Christian author and social justice advocate Rev. Jim Wallis appeared on "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" Friday evening to talk about Glenn Beck's re...

An Open Letter To Glenn Beck: Social Justice And The Gospel

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Glenn, could you please dispense with the personal attacks and get to the substance of what you and I are saying about social justice? Let's have a conversation about whether social justice "is a perversion of the Gospel," as you say, or at the heart of the Gospel, as I say.

Big Think: Jim Wallis Discusses How To Address Religious Fundamentalism (VIDEO) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

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

Obama's Spiritual Cabinet Shapes Policy, Tends His Soul | Daniel Burke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

For 10 minutes, the president and pastors prayed for peace, an economic recovery, protection for U.S. soldiers, and to be guided by wisdom and power beyond himself.

Biblical Social Justice and Glenn Beck

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Glenn Beck says Christians should leave their social justice churches, so I say Christians should leave Beck. Beck attacks the very heart of our Christian faith, and Christians should no longer watch his show.

The Great Recession: A Spiritual Crisis

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

The Great Recession bears some "religious" reflection, as the market has gradually become all pervasive -- a replacement for religion and even for God.

The Power Of Choice: Does Your Life Reflect Your Moral Compass?

Jim Wallis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Wallis

I argue that the financial collapse is a transformational moment in which we can bring changes to American laws, society, culture, and our own lives that reflect our oldest and best values.

Would Obama Speak For a KKK Prayer Breakfast?

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Would President Obama speak at a prayer breakfast organized by the KKK? Would Jim Wallis and other "progressive" Christians attend? Then what will th...

Jim Wallis, Author Of "Rediscovering Values On Wall Street," Talks To Jon Stewart About The "Values Crisis" (VIDEO)

Comedy Central | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Jim Wallis, editor-in-chief of "Sojourners" magazine, was on the Daily Show last night to talk about his new book, "Rediscovering Values on Wall Stree...

Jim Wallis Talks Wall Street Ethics, Move Your Money On 'The Tavis Smiley Show'

The Tavis Smiley Show | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Tavis: Always pleased to welcome Jim Wallis to this program. The president and editor-in-chief of "Sojourners" is also a best-selling author whose lat...

Truth Is Indeed One of the First Casualties of War

Jon O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon O'Brien

Despite his carefully nuanced positions, we know that Jim Wallis is anti-choice and opposes access to comprehensive reproductive health services for women.

The Religious Case for Moving Your Money Where Your Heart Is

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

The curse of bigness in banks should be a major concern of religious people and their churches, synagogues, mosques and any other religious institution, since the way we treat our money is tied into our spiritual commitments.

Searching for the "Soul" of Government

Alex Pattakos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alex Pattakos

Our nation, as well as so many others around the globe, suffers not so much from a "crisis of competence" but a "crisis of spirit."

Understanding the South Ain't Easy

D. Brad Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
D. Brad Wright

If I must accept a party affiliation as a label, it would most likely be the religious left. If that sounds weird to you, it's merely a testament to the excellent job the right has done to brand itself as the party of the faithful.

Dick Cheney Battles Clergy Over Employee Free Choice Act

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

Dick Cheney's remarks Tuesday attacking the Employee Free Choice Act aired on the same day as a new coalition of religious leaders pressed the case for the pro-worker legislation.

Video: Rush Limbaugh to Speak at Sojourners' Mobilization to End Poverty

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jim Wallis

With Mobilization attendees and legions of conservative talk radio fans both reeling from this dramatic turn of events, many are asking what other surprises are in store for the Sojourners conference.

Obama's Latest Preacher Problem

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

Will spending time in the biblical backwater influence Obama's views and lead him to sell us down the river?

Obama, Laura Ingraham, the Special Olympics, AIG, the Republicans and Jesus

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

So now the Republicans decide the AIG bonuses are bad? So now FOX News' only takeaway from President Obama (on Leno) is an off the cuff remark about the Special Olympics?

Anti-Abortion or Anti-Sex?

Cindy Handler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cindy Handler

To right-wing ideologues, the debate begins and ends with the sinful act of sex outside of marriage, which can lead to only one outcome: punishment.

Obama Was Right To Pick Warren

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Progressives are too used to failing. Stop worrying about little battles, you just won a war. It's all about real results now, not words, and not symbols. It is time to think like winners.

What the Oprah-Obama Alliance Really Means

Adele Stan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adele Stan

In the generic meeting-rooms of the Colorado Convention Center, a revolution is taking place in the Democratic Party. The people of faith have arrived.