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Jim Wallis

Jim Wallis is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Jim Wallis

How Congress can bring good news to the poor this Advent

By Jim Wallis — November 30, 2022
(RNS) — When something works to solve poverty the way the child tax credit has, it’s immoral to end it.

Defending our sacred right to vote

By Barbara Williams-Skinner, Jim Wallis, and Adam Taylor — October 3, 2022
(RNS) — Why we are mobilizing 2,000 poll chaplains to serve as visions of peace and a moral presence at the polls.

The US has a moral obligation to help vaccinate the world 

By Uzma Syed, Jim Wallis, Katherine Marshall, David Saperstein, Adam Taylor, and Mohamed Elsanousi — May 5, 2022
(RNS) — Faith communities can be a key part of extending our expertise to poorer countries.

To pass infrastructure bills, Democrats need to put their faith in moral language

By Jim Wallis — October 6, 2021
(RNS) — It’s time to pass ‘The Children’s Bill.’

It’s time at last for an ethical conversation about Afghanistan

By Jim Wallis — September 15, 2021
(RNS) — What have 20 years of war done to our values?

We can’t rebuild the US until we support families

By Jim Wallis — May 19, 2021
(RNS) — What makes a family able to work and take care of each of its members? That is the moral question that could unite many of us.

We have the chance to redeem voting rights

By Jim Wallis and Barbara Williams-Skinner — March 26, 2021
(RNS) — Complicity in the attacks on the vote could erode the number of Americans attracted to Christianity.

Time for some good news for the poor

By Jim Wallis — March 9, 2021
(RNS) — The American Recovery Plan is 'good news for the poor' in the midst of a global pandemic — which should cheer Christians in both parties.

Reconciliation needs truth

By Jim Wallis — January 29, 2021
(RNS) — Evangelical leaders wonder how many of their constituents rampaged at the Capitol or sympathized with those who did.

Sedition and silence

By Jim Wallis — January 6, 2021
(RNS) — The future of democracy in America is at stake. But the growing power of a distinctive American heresy is also at play.

Southern Baptist seminary presidents double down on bad theology on race

By Jim Wallis — December 10, 2020
(RNS) — Opposing critical race theory as bad sociology, the SBC’s seminary leaders are guilty of bad theology.

Summoning our better angels and our worst demons

By Jim Wallis — November 2, 2020
(RNS) — This election is about our theology and spirituality — not just our politics.

How did voter access become a faith issue? The Bible told us so.

By Jim Wallis — October 22, 2020
(RNS) — Clergy are already working alongside lawyers at polling places, especially in ZIP codes with higher percentages of low-income people and people of color.

Black clergy call for 40 days of prayer, fasting and ‘spiritual warfare’ before election

By Jim Wallis and Barbara Williams-Skinner — September 29, 2020
(RNS) — It's time for white Christians to respond to Black Christians to deepen our response to the fundamental moral and biblical crisis of this election.

The 2020 election is a moment of truth for white Christianity

By Jim Wallis — September 15, 2020
(RNS) — Racism is a religious issue. Not only that, I would argue that racism is the central religious issue in this election.
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