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Jim Wallis

Jim Wallis is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Jim Wallis

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, 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, 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.

Reopening schools for all the wrong reasons

By Jim Wallis — August 3, 2020
(RNS) — Just like he turned mask-wearing into a political litmus test, Donald Trump is using our children’s futures as a political tactic to try to put the pandemic behind us, get the economy going again and help him win reelection.

The challenge civil rights giants leave us

By Jim Wallis, Adam Taylor — July 27, 2020
(RNS) — We can honor these civil rights giants by voting to elect leaders at every level who are committed to transforming public safety so that everyone can experience equal justice under the law.

Rejecting symbols of hate is more than symbolic

By Jim Wallis — July 20, 2020
(RNS) — A nation that still honors Confederate signs in public places signals its belief that Black people are less important than white people, that Black people’s trauma can be disregarded.

Trump unmasked his racist campaign strategy — and Christians have choices to make

By Jim Wallis — July 13, 2020
(RNS) — Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is designed to fuel our divisions in the name of ‘law and order’ — all for Trump’s own benefit (his only real goal in life).
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