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Matthew 25: Why We Went To The White House

Jim Wallis | Posted 09.21.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Whenever a new budget or deficit reduction proposal is put forth, somebody should ask how it will impact the poorest and most vulnerable. This is a biblical question, a fair question and a question of justice.

Jaweed Kaleem

Obama Prays With Pastors Who Tell Him To Protect the Poor

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.20.2011 | Religion

As President Barack Obama and members of Congress continue heated negotiations over the debt ceiling and deficit reduction, a coalition of Christian c...

Will Politicians Listen to Pastors?

Jim Wallis | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Our country is in the midst of a clash between two competing moral visions, between those who believe in the common good, and those who believe individual good is the only good. It's time our leaders in Washington listen to someone other then themselves.

Jaweed Kaleem

UPDATE: Over 5,000 Religious Leaders Send Letter To Congress: Don't Cut Services To The Poor

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.20.2011 | Religion

Updated July 14, 2011 1:14 a.m. As the heated political standoff over raising the nation's debt ceiling continues, with proposals to cut Medicare a...

The War Must Not Go On!

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The president has announced that after an initial drawdown in Afghanistan, the remaining troops will be withdrawn "at a steady pace" going into 2014. But that's not good enough. President Obama had an opportunity to pivot his policy on the war and he didn't take it.

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.

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.

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...

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...

The Spiritually Viral Hunger Fast

Jim Wallis | Posted 06.08.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

The hunger fast for a moral budget has gone spiritually viral. Ten days ago, we announced that the budget debate had become a moral crisis. We now have more than 30,000 participants and are still growing.

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.

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.

Losing Our Sons and Daughters: The Cost of Afghanistan

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The small percentage of Americans who have borne the brunt of the human costs of our Afghan war, the utter corruption of the government we are supporting, and the toll in civilian casualties all make the continuing of this war immoral.

This is Not Fiscal Conservatism. It's Just Politics.

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Let's be clear: When politicians attack the poor, it is not partisan to challenge them -- it is a Christian responsibility.

Remembering Samuel Ruiz -- The Little Bishop Who Roared

Rose Marie Berger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rose Marie Berger

Retired Catholic Bishop Samuel Ruíz Garcia, known as the champion of the poor and indigenous in southern Mexico, died Jan. 24 of complications from diabetes. He was 86.

After Tucson, the State of the Union

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The speech Barack Obama gave in Tucson was a memorial to the victims of a horrible tragedy, but the spirit of his speech could also shape Tuesday's State of the Union address by calling us to be worthy of each victim's sacrifice.

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.

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 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.

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.

Why Conservative Christians So Often Fail the Common Good (Part 2)

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

Why do so many Christians -- especially fundamentalists and evangelicals -- so often fail to discern the themes of peace and justice that are so central to the biblical vision of the kingdom of God?

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...