The Common Good

Religion News Service

Religion News Service Press Items
04/18/2013
A coalition of evangelical leaders who hope to shape national immigration reform is expressing cautious optimism about a bill a bipartisan group of senators introduced in Congress.
01/18/2013
The Rev. Jim Wallis, the evangelical who heads the progressive Christian group Sojourners, took on Wayne LaPierre, the outspoken executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, directly. Organized by Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, the signers said the slayings at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school last month had pushed them to redouble their efforts, and created an opportunity to beat back the gun lobby.
01/16/2013
The Rev. Jim Wallis, the evangelical who heads the progressive Christian group Sojourners, took on Wayne LaPierre, the outspoken executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, directly.
01/11/2013
Sojourners founder Jim Wallis Pro: The Sojourners founder is a strong progressive who’s in line with the White House and has good relations with the administration. Plus, he’s everywhere. Con: See above: he’s everywhere. Perhaps a bit too well known; he doesn’t need a presidential invite to raise his profile or satisfy his ego.
01/03/2013
Lisa Sharon Harper, director of mobilizing for the progressive Christian group Sojourners, left her prayer on the page, which reads in part: “Dear God, please move in the hearts of our legislators. Ignite in them a deep desire for the common good. Give them courage to lead and not merely follow the direction of the pundits and polls.”
12/19/2012
Duane Shank, a senior policy adviser at the Washington-based group Sojourners, said he is more concerned about weapons actually being in the church.
10/05/2012
New ads by Rabbis for Human Rights , United Methodist Women, and The Sojourners have tapped into the rich religious commandment to “love thy neighbor” to remind all of us to love our neighbors.
09/12/2012
“Across the political and theological spectrum, the faith community is putting aside differences and taking up the biblical vocation of protecting the poor and bringing their stories and struggles to light,” said Jim Wallis, president and CEO of Sojourners, a progressive Christian group based in Washington.
08/02/2012
"To roll back tax credits for the poor to help fund tax breaks for the rich is simply morally reprehensible," said the Rev. Jim Wallis, president and CEO of the social justice organization Sojourners, who called the federal budget a "moral document" that should transcend party politics.
06/12/2012
Wallis, president and CEO of the social justice organization Sojourners, said change will depend on evangelicals uniting together for the cause. “Big things don’t change in Washington first. They change in the nation’s capital last," he said. “Together we will create a national groundswell for comprehensive immigration reform."