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Public theologian Jim Wallis is president and CEO of Sojourners, a national Christian organization committed to faith in action for social justice, and editor-in-chief of Sojourners magazine. His activism evolved from his student years in the civil rights and anti-war movements, and, in 1995, he helped form Call to Renewal, a national federation of churches, denominations and faith-based organizations across the political spectrum working to overcome poverty. Wallis teaches at Georgetown University and has taught at Harvard's Divinity School and its Kennedy School of Government. He's also a best-selling author of 10 books, including On God's Side.
Rev. Jim Wallis was interviewed on Friday, April 15 regarding the Hunger Fast and the moral issues at stake in our nation's budget.
Tavis: Good to have you here. When I first saw the book, "Rediscovering Values," my first thought was, is it too late?
Wallis: Well, I think the country is ready for a conversation about values. These town meetings began in my home town of Detroit (unintelligible) and the meeting may not be ready but the country is, because underneath this economic crisis there's a values crisis. So we won't get to an economic recovery without a moral recovery too.
On Tavis Smiley Show, Wallis calls out Wall Street for not extending grace to Main Street and Your Street.
Jim was on The Tavis Smiley Show and talked about how the changing political landscape will affect the upcoming '08 election. Jim and Ken Blackwell, former Ohio secretary of state, debated and discussed both the impact of "value voters" on the election and what those values entail.