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Jim Wallis

10 Religious Leaders Take A Stab At The True Meaning Of Wisdom

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.11.2014 | Religion

The world's faith traditions have much to teach us about wisdom -- what it is, where to find it and who truly possesses it. Wisdom is elusive, however...

Spit or Swallow? A Gay Christian Challenge to Lukewarm Christian Moderates as the Supreme Court Swings Right

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 07.09.2014 | Religion
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

Where education and "dialogue" with lukewarm Christian "allies" continues to be a one-sided effort to which only LGBTQ Christians and a handful of outspoken allies contribute, perhaps it's time to recognize what Jesus taught in the parable of the sower.

For Millennial Evangelicals

Brooke Bastinelli | Posted 06.02.2014 | Religion
Brooke Bastinelli

Let me start by saying "Love Song for a Savior" on Jars of Clay's Flood album helped me survive the darkest moments of 8th grade.

Seven Leaders to Inspire You to Act

Adria D. Goodson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Adria D. Goodson

Today we announce the seven women and men chosen as our 2014 Prime Movers fellows who will inspire you next or may have already done so.

Grace at Home: Thoughts on Christian Parenting from the 'Village Priest'

Joy Carroll Wallis | Posted 04.13.2014 | Religion
Joy Carroll Wallis

Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt from Joy Carroll Wallis' chapter of the book Faith Forward: A Dialogue on Children, Youth and a New Kind of...

Syria: One Crisis Too Many

Bob Burnett | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Most Americans believe that Bassar al-Assad is a bad guy and probably used chemical weapons on his people. We feel sorry for the Syrian civilians. But we also feel sorry for working-class Americans who are struggling to keep their heads above water.

Questioning the Bible: What I Would Have Said to Bill Maher

Derek Flood | Posted 09.29.2013 | Religion
Derek Flood

Now, I'm a big fan of Jim Wallis and I appreciate that he moved the conversation away from Maher's attempted divisiveness and back to caring for the poor and immigration reform in this country. At the same time, I think the question Bill Maher was raising is an important one, too.

Maher: Republicans Believe Obama's Thinking 'Kill Whitey'

Posted 07.27.2013 | Comedy

In a discussion that ranged from Steve King's laughable "cantaloupe" comment, to conservative reactions to Obama's speech following the Trayvon Martin...

The Moral Urgency of Immigration Reform

Jim Wallis | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Some say that we should wait again, wait longer to work on the immigration system, wait until later, do it slowly, over time, down the road, piece by piece. But the time has come to see the urgency of fixing this broken immigration system and begin to heal the nation.

Moral Mondays

Jim Wallis | Posted 09.11.2013 | Religion
Jim Wallis

God is far bigger than a single political party. What we cannot accept, nor allow, is for our own leaders to willfully exacerbate our problems and directly harm people who are already suffering -- to sacrifice the common good to their own ideological agendas.

WATCH: Can Faith Bring Politics Back On Track?

Posted 07.12.2013 | Impact

"Our life together can be better." That's the message in Rev. Jim Wallis' latest book, 'On God's Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn't Le...

The Post-Cynical Christian

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.20.2013 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Skepticism is a good and healthy thing. But cynicism is a spiritually dangerous thing because it is a buffer against personal commitment. Personal commitment is all that has ever changed the world, transformed human lives, and altered history.

Gay Rights Plan Seen As Threat To Immigration Bill

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.08.2013 | Religion

WASHINGTON -- Religious leaders said Wednesday that adding a gay rights proposal to immigration legislation could risk their support for the bill, set...

Big Change Requires Bold Social Movements: 7 Leaders to Watch

Adria D. Goodson | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Adria D. Goodson

Dedicated men and women continue to re-imagine and build the social movements that will transform our country well into the future. Our nation needs these architects of change more than ever.

I Share a Dream for the Common Good

Donna Jean Freberg | Posted 06.11.2013 | Fifty
Donna Jean Freberg

Perfection is a hologram of a goal, but healthy change for the better -- a far better pursuit -- is much more likely when pursued as a community project: as a hands-joined, hearts united, common goal.

Jaweed Kaleem

Prominent Christian Leader On Faith's Role In Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 04.06.2013 | Religion

NEW YORK -- A little over a year ago, during some of the most heated moments of the presidential election, the Rev. Jim Wallis went on a three-month s...

Remembering Gordon Cosby

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.03.2013 | Religion
Marian Wright Edelman

"A deep inner sickness has taken over when we can't feel the suffering of those who are enduring structural violence every hour. We are in the psychol...

God, Cellphones, Quarterly Earnings and the Search for the Common Good

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.02.2013 | Religion
Arianna Huffington

"Our life together can be better." That's the opening sentence of an important new book by Jim Wallis called On God's Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn't Learned About Serving the Common Good. Wallis wrote it while taking a three-month sabbatical last year, in the midst of the 2012 election -- a break that allowed him to get a broader perspective on what was going on in American public life. The book draws inspiration from Abraham Lincoln's famous line: "[M]y concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side..." For Wallis, the key to being on God's side is a focus on the common good. But, as Wallis saw vividly during his sabbatical, that doesn't seem to be the direction things are currently headed in our country. Instead of strengthening our commitment to equality, social justice, and our sense of unity as a nation, our public and political discourse is breaking us apart.

Making New Year's Resolutions Based on Love

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 12.28.2012 | Good News
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

Whatever belief system you have in place and whatever word you use for that which is bigger than us -- I hope you'll take the time to bring the true spirit of Hanukkah and Christmas into your New Year.

Poll: Voters Want Leader to Prioritize Working Poor Families

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 12.28.2012 | Impact
Jeffrey Buchanan

Americans recognize a problem when we see it. But what happens when that problem continues to worsen year after year, and leaders are reluctant to spe...

Is The Past Our Future? Learning From The 'Evangelical Left'

Charles Redfern | Posted 12.26.2012 | Religion
Charles Redfern

Evangelical Christianity's hijacking was not inevitable. We barely missed the bus. We could have traveled with a more sophisticated political theology, free from clichés of the right and left.

The Ethical Opportunity of a Video

Jim Wallis | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Hopefully, this controversy can spark a national conversation about what we must do to respond to the painful numbers of Americans who are struggling so much, no matter how hard they work.

You're A Christian, Right? No, I'm A Christian ... Left

Kevin Miller | Posted 10.02.2012 | Religion
Kevin Miller

Categories like "liberal" and "conservative" don't actually exist. It's more accurate to think in terms of spectrums. No one is outright conservative or outright liberal. We all live somewhere between these two poles.

Wild Goose Heaven Our Answer to Hate

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 08.25.2012 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

The second Wild Goose Festival has just ended. I left a piece of my heart in the hills of North Carolina.

Inclusive Jesus (and Others at Wild Goose) Now on the West Coast Too

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 07.17.2012 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

I'm still hungry for the community faith can provide when its not busy judging others. I want to share that good news. And Wild Goose Festival is the place I've discovered that shares that vision.