Jim Wallis

Jim Wallis is president and CEO of Sojourners and editor in chief of Sojourners magazine. He is a bestselling author, public theologian, national preacher, social activist, and international commentator on ethics and public life. Wallis has written ten books, including the New York Times bestsellers "God’s Politics" and "The Great Awakening," and is a frequent speaker in the United States and abroad.

Stories by Jim Wallis

How the Bible Understands Justice

The God of the Bible is a God who puts the world to rights. That’s what the Bible calls us to do, too.

At Occupy Wall Street, God is in the air

HENNY RAY ABRAMS AP A coalition of clergy carried a “False Idol” to the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zuccotti … Continued

When Your Enemies Fall

Pumping our fists in victory or celebrating in the streets is probably not the best Christian response to anyone’s death, … Continued

It Takes a Movement: A Post-Election Analysis

[Editor’s Note: This is the first installment of a six-part series by Jim Wallis reflecting on the past two years … Continued

Abuses of faith in this election season

In recent debates between tea party-endorsed Senate candidates and their Democratic opponents, faith has emerged as a campaign issue. Calling … Continued

Christians and bullying: standing with gays and lesbians

Q: Why does religion play such a central role in debates about homosexuality? My mother used to give us kids … Continued

It’s time to end this immoral war

Q: In the wake of Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal’s dismissal as chief commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan, … Continued

A Time for Moral Reckoning

Q: The catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a widening environmental, economic and political crisis. Is it … Continued

Loving our neighbors

Q: Illegal immigrants are flouting U.S. laws, but does affluent America (or Arizona for that matter) have a larger moral … Continued

It’s about Biblical social justice, not Wallis or Beck

Q:Fox News commentator Glenn Beck claims that faith-based calls for “social justice” are really ideological calls for “forced redistribution of … Continued

God suffers with those who suffer

Q: Many have criticized Pat Robertson’s suggestion that the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti was the work of the devil or … Continued

Healing America’s Sick Soul

Health-care reform is an economic, political and medical issue. But On Faith panelist and evangelical leader Jim Wallis says it’s … Continued

Umpires, Perspective, and the Supreme Court

“Judges are like umpires. Umpires don’t make the rules; they apply them. The role of an umpire and a judge … Continued

Read Them on Our Own and in Community

“The priesthood of all believers” was a main tenent of the Protestant Reformation and, for many Protestants, represents the responsibility … Continued

Finding the Faith-Based Balance

Much of the government funding for social services flows through non-profit organizations in the civil society, rather than through government … Continued

A Renewed Faith in Public Life

It’s a better country than I thought it was. I honestly wouldn’t have thought this possible. I guess I would … Continued

So Help Me Allah

Should Barack Obama place his hand on the Christian Bible and say “So help me God,” at the end of … Continued

It’s the Morality, Sinner

Everyone has heard the famous phrase, attributed to James Carville, which supposedly won the presidential election of 1992 for Bill … Continued

Breaking the “Monopoly on Morality”

When we invited Senator Obama to speak at our annual Pentecost conference in 2006, he used the opportunity to frame … Continued

The Great Awakening on the Right and Left

My book “God’s Politics” called on people to take back their faith, after it had been “hijacked” by the Religious … Continued