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New York Times bestselling author, activist and theologian Jim Wallis will be in Denver to speak and sign his new book, "On God's Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn't Learned," at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th St.
Colorado evangelicals have joined a national immigration-reform movement that began two years ago with discussions among evangelical leaders and resulted in the formation of the Evangelical Immigration Table. The group includes more than 150 leaders, including the left-leaning Sojourners Christian ministry and the conservative Southern Baptists.
"White evangelicals as a whole remained solidly in the Republican camp in previous elections. However, this kind of opposition to the Republican budget-cutting strategy is significant," said the Rev. Jim Wallis, president and chief executive of the progressive evangelical organization Sojourners.
Top Christian leaders often described as "evangelical opposites," Rev. Jim Wallis and Dr. Richard Land, agreed this week that the 2012 elections could be the ugliest in decades. Wallis, president of the progressive Christian group Sojourners, and Land, president of the conservative Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, discussed the role of religion in the upcoming elections at a National Press Club event Wednesday in Washington, D.C.
Lutheran pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber is a dichotomy wrapped in a paradox covered in tattoos.
More than 50 religious leaders have signed an open letter to Congress calling for national "soul-searching" and an end to rancorous political rhetoric in the wake of Saturday's deadly shooting in Tucson.
National religious leader Rev. Jim Wallis decided on Ash Wednesday in Denver to fast and pray for the renewal of a troubled national spirit. The founder of the country's largest network of progressive Christians is calling for a new movement demanding ethical government and corporations.
From the conservative Christian Coalition, which exhorts followers to "stop the government takeover," to Jim Wallis, leader of the progressive Christian group Sojourners, who calls reform a "sacredness of life and dignity issue," a diverse collection of faith groups has mobilized with fervor over the issue.
Galvanized by the Democratic National Convention's first interfaith service and faith caucuses, but hardly as monolithic as the religious right, progressive leaders hope to influence the Democrats' agenda in Denver this week. The emergence of diverse religious voices in the political debate signals more than a pendulum swing from right to left, says Reverend Jim Wallis, founder of Sojournors magazine and author of "God's Politics," and other books.
The Denver area's best-selling books, according to information from the Tattered Cover Book Store, Barnes & Noble in Greenwood Village, Boulder Book Store and Borders Books in Englewood. NONFICTION: 1. The Great Awakening: Reviving Faith and Politics in a Post Religious Right America