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10/01/2011
The Rev. Jim Wallis, a prominent evangelical who has worked with Democrats, has a different perspective. He said it’s clear that greed was a major factor in the economic collapse and that a wide gap between the haves and have-nots is social dynamite.
09/07/2011
The Friday press conference, which will overlook ground zero, will feature Jim Wallis, who leads the evangelical social justice group Sojourners; the Rev. Floyd Flake, a prominent New York pastor and former Democratic congressman; and Geoff Tunnicliffe, who heads the World Evangelical Alliance.
02/28/2011
Dan Gilgoff of CNN's Belief Blog covers the recent ad that Sojourners ran in politico asking "What Would Jesus Cut?"
02/08/2011
Washington (CNN) – The Obama administration is turning to faith to figure out how to better protect consumers.
01/28/2011
In addition to the corporate and political bigwigs leading talks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this week is one not-so-usual suspect: an evangelical minister.
11/04/2010
Others in the progressive faith worlds, meanwhile, say Democrats - including President Barack Obama - have shied away from the faith-based messaging that they honed in the years after the 2004 election, which was seen to be determined by so-called values voters.
09/21/2010
Barack Obama campaigned on a promise to continue that leadership. But today, his promise has yet to be kept. Fortunately, it's not too late for him to do so.
09/17/2010
“Jesus’ love and grace would have never resulted in such a hateful act,” said Jim Wallis, a progressive evangelical leader who advised Rauf about the meeting and helped organize the call. “So the faith community unified and mobilized.”
09/17/2010
A handful of Christian leaders discouraged Rauf from meeting the Rev. Terry Jones - who’d threatened to burn Qurans unless Rauf moved his proposed Islamic center and mosque further from ground zero - and organized a phone call with Jones last weekend to urge him to cancel his Quran burning. ... “Jesus’ love and grace would have never resulted in such a hateful act,” said Jim Wallis, a progressive evangelical leader who advised Rauf about the meeting and helped organize the call. “So the faith community unified and mobilized.”
07/08/2010
Jim Wallis, President and CEO of the Washington-based progressive group Sojourners, agrees. “You have to see it, listen and you gotta feel it,” he said. “Part of religious organization is to testify," he said. "We testify to what we’ve seen.”