The Common Good

Lunchtime Michigan Avenue Forum: "On God's Side"

April 24, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Speaker: Jim Wallis & Eboo Patel

Whether Democrat or Republican, Tea Partier or Occupier, Christian, Jew, Muslim, or Atheist, our life together can be better, says public theologian and New York Times bestselling author Jim Wallis. 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 April 24 at noon, join Jim Wallis, who will share selections and stories from his newest book.  Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, will join Jim for this presentation about how a renewed commitment to the common good can transform public life. This event will take place in the Buchanan Chapel of Fourth Presbyterian Church. It is free and open to the public.