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Rev. Jim Wallis

This UDMcast features Jim Wallis, CEO of Sojouners, recorded September 18, 2008. Running time is 53 minutes 5 seconds. Select UDMcast format below.

Jim Wallis
Jim Wallis

UDM presents an evening with Rev. Jim Wallis, best-selling author, theologian, speaker, preacher and international commentator on the intersection of religion and public life, faith and politics. Wallis gave his presentation, "Faith in the Public Square," Sept. 18 in Calihan Hall on UDM's McNichols Campus.

In this presentation, Wallis says, "God is personal, but never private," and addresses how is God public, especially around election time. He says that although choices on the ballot do not directly address the Kingdom of God, they do impact the "common good," and that people of faith should consider their history of social movements and realize they are in the "mountain moving business."

Wallis's latest book is The Great Awakening: Reviving Faith & Politics in a Post-Religious Right America. His previous book, God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It, was on the New York Times bestseller list for four months.

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