The Common Good

"On God's Side" with Jim Wallis & Martin Marty

April 23, 2013 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Speaker: Jim Wallis with Martin Marty

New York Times bestselling 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 23, 2013 at 1 p.m., Jim Wallis will share his vision for the common good at an event hosted by the The Divinity School at the University of Chicago & the Seminary Coop.

Following Jim’s presentation, Dr. Martin E. Marty, Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago Divinity School, will give his reaction to Jim’s talk and share his unique perspective on the common good. 

After the program, speakers will take audience questions. Books will be available for purchase and signing. 

This event is free and open to the public. 


  • Location:
    The Divinity School at the University of Chicago
    1025 E 58th Street Swift Lecture Hall, 3rd Floor
    Chicago, IL 60637
    United States
  • Organization: The Divinity School at the University of Chicago & the Seminary Coop
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