The Common Good

What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn't Learned

April 15, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Speaker: Jim Wallis

Jim Wallis' new book, On God’s Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn’t Learned About Serving the Common Good, examines how to integrate faith in our personal and public lives with the common good in ways that challenge ideology and partisan interests. This book serves as an exploration into how our best faith and moral traditions could lead us all back to the "common good,” including the strengthening of our household lives and the places we call home.

“This sweeping tour de force by America’s most prominent religious social justice activist is at once deeply personal and powerfully universal. Rooting its progressive vision of American social justice in religious ideas that transcend both its Christian aesthetic and America’s vexing liberal-conservative divide, it is a must-read book for policymakers, religious leaders, and anyone looking for a moral basis to address America’s urgent problems.”--Rabbi David Saperstein, director, Religious, Action Center of Reform Judaism

Wallis is president and CEO of Sojourners and editor in chief of Sojourners magazine. He is a bestselling author, public theologian, national preacher, social activist, and international commentator on ethics and public life. Wallis has written 10 books, including the New York Times bestsellers God’s Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It and The Great Awakening. Formerly a professor at Harvard, he currently teaches at Georgetown University.

This is a free event, but registration is requested.