The Common Good

"On God's Side" with Jim Wallis

April 2, 2013 - 7:00pm
Speaker: Jim Wallis with Obery Hendricks, Onleilove Alston & Alexie Torres-Fleming

New York Times best-selling author Jim Wallis thinks our life together can be better. In his latest book, On God’s Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn’t Learned About Serving the Common Good (Brazos Press, 2013), Jim shows us how to reclaim Jesus’ ancient and compelling vision of the common good—a vision that impacts and inspires not only our politics but also our personal lives, families, churches, neighborhoods, and world. He thinks it’s time to ask what it means to be on God’s side, rather than claim God to be on ours.

On Tuesday, April 2, at 7:00 PM, Jim Wallis will share his vision for the common good at an event hosted by the Micah Institute at New York Theological Seminary (NYTS) in the Chapel of the Interchurch Center (475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10115). This is the first event of Jim’s official book tour. Following Jim’s presentation, a panel of respondents will give their reaction to Jim’s talk and share their unique perspective on the common good. Respondents include: Dr. Obery Hendricks, well-known religious commentator and professor of biblical interpretation at NYTS; Onleilove Alston, faith-based organizing associate at the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agency; and Alexie Torres-Fleming, executive director of the Micah Institute at New York Theological Seminary and director of the Resource Center for Women in Ministry.

Jim will also present the Rev. Darren Ferguson, NYTS alum and pastor at Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Far Rockaway, New York, with the Amos Award given to a person from humble beginnings who becomes a prophet of justice. The award was originally presented to Rev. Ferguson in 2002 by Call to Renewal (former sister organization of Sojourners). It is being re-awarded to Rev. Ferguson after being lost last year in superstorm Sandy.

A book signing will occur immediately following the discussion. Books will be available for purchase onsite.

Contact: Ms. Alexie Torres-Fleming
Executive Director
The Micah Institute at NYTS New York Theological Seminary

  • Location:
    Interchurch Center, Chapel
    475 Riverside Drive
    New York, NY 10115
    United States
  • Organization: New York Theological Seminary
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