The Common Good

Who’s on God’s Side? Reclaiming a Vision of the Common Good

April 3, 2013 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: Jim Wallis with E.J. Dionne

New York Times bestselling author Jim Wallis believes it’s time for people to ask what it means to be on God’s side, rather than claim God to be on theirs. In his latest book, On God’s Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn’t Learned About Serving the Common Good (Brazos Press, 2013), Wallis recovers the ancient vision of the common good as a key to transcending the nation’s most polarizing ideological and political divisions, and discovering, together, what’s right and what works.

On April 3, Governance Studies at Brookings will host a discussion about a vision of the common good that can transform not only politics, but personal lives, families, and communities. Moderated by Senior Fellow E.J. Dionne, Jim Wallis will discuss key highlights from his book and offer insights on what it means to be on God’s side.

After the program, speakers will take audience questions. On God's Side will be available for sale at the event.