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Jim Wallis Blog Entries

After Tucson, the State of the Union

In Tucson, Arizona, President Obama spoke to the state of the nation's soul. Next Tuesday, January 25, he will speak to the state of the union.
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Remembering Sargent Shriver, Dedicated Public Servant

Yesterday afternoon Sargent Shriver, a man of God and dedicated public servant, passed away at the age of 95.
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What a Tragedy Can Call Us To Do

We needed to be called to transcend politics in our response to the shootings in Arizona, lest the politics of our reactions to this tragedy turn us even further against one another.
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The Work of Healing Starts in Our Hearts

Many members of Congress and their staffers have had friends and loved ones call to check on their personal safety.
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Join Us in Signing the Peace and Civility Pledge

The horrible shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and others is an important American moment.
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An Attack on the Soul of the Nation

The shooting of Gabrielle Giffords, the young Congresswoman from Arizona, must speak to the soul of this nation.
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A Message of Gratitude

On New Year's Day I sat and reflected on the past year.
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Christmas in the Trenches

We first published this reflection by Jim Wallis in 2002. It has since become our Christmas tradition, kind of our own Charlie Brown Christmas special, if you will. With the ongoing conflicts raging during each passing year, it remains tragically relevant, particularly this year as we think about Afghanistan.
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How to Add Some More Green to Your Christmas

"Overcoming global warming is not a sprint. There is no quick fix. Rather, it is a marathon, something we will be doing for the rest of our lives.
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Light in the Midst of the Darkest Night

Sometimes, a friend can send just the right email at just the right time.
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100 Reasons for a Christmas Miracle

Call your Senators right now about the DREAM Act.
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DREAMS Should Not Be Illegal

The House acted last night with boldness and leadership to pass the DREAM Act.
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Faith, Music, and Arts at the Wild Goose Festival

My life changed when I went to a Christian festival in the UK in the 1990s. The same could happen to you if you come to the Christian music and social justice festival happening in the U.S.
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President Obama Should Have Fought This One

He should have fought this one. The richest 2 percent of the country just got an extension of tax cuts they didn't need at great cost to us all.
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To Our Supporters: Thank You

"I thank my God every time I think of you.
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This Thanksgiving, Enough is Enough

The political ads are finally off the air. (We can all give thanks for that!) But now there is a new wave of advertisements hitting all of us. Each one will give us a different reason to consume.
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Three Steps Toward a Balanced Budget

There has been a lot of talk about deficits lately. This is for good reasons. Our personal and national relationship to debt is indeed a moral issue.
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