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They include many lay civic society leaders, including Robert George of Princeton University, Jim Wallis of Sojourners, George Weigel of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, journalist Kirsten Powers, George Marlin, chair of Aid to the Church in Need-USA, and Lynne Hybels of Global Engagement of the Willow Creek Church.
The Evangelical Immigration Table, of which we are both members, strongly supports reforms to our U.S. immigration policies that are consistent with biblical values of compassion, family unity, and respect for the rule of law.
Lisa Sharon Harper and David Innes discuss their book, 'Left Right & Christ: Evangelical Faith in Politics'.
Now the rise of Mike Huckabee appears to have changed all of that, and long-time activists on the Evangelical left like Ron Sider, Tony Campolo and Jim Wallis, who for years were in the political wilderness, combined with the efforts of advocates like Bono of U2, have successfully convinced a significant number of especially young Evangelicals that they have a responsibility as citizens not just to help the poor personally, but to make sure that the tax dollars of fellow citizens are used to alleviate suffering at home and around the globe.
Delivering the Democratic radio address, the Rev. Jim Wallis, head of the liberal Sojourners/Call to Renewal, an evangelical social justice movement, called "the cost and consequences of a disastrous war" moral issues that must be addressed. "Leaders in both parties are acknowledging that the only moral and practical course is to dramatically change the direction of U.S. policy, starting with an honest national debate about how to extricate U.S. forces from Iraq with the least possible damage to everyone involved," Wallis said.
Jim Wallis speaks on Heartland with John Kasich about the nation's hunger for a greater moral leadership to address the pressing social issues of the day, including poverty, the war in Iraq, and ethics in government.
Jim Wallis dicusses his book "The Call to Conversion: Why Faith is Always Personal, but Never Private" with FOX's Bill O'Reilly.
They say religion is not solely the domain of Republicans. "The media may be the last group to figure that out – but it's not the case," said Jim Wallis, a Christian activist.
"They are conceding religion to the Republicans. I think that is a fundamental mistake on behalf of Democrats," said Jim Wallis.
"The lack of a consistent, coherent, and integrated domestic policy that benefits low-income people makes our continued support for your faith-based initiative increasingly untenable," wrote 34 church leaders in a letter to Bush. The letter was spearheaded by Jim Wallis, founder and editor of Sojourners magazine.