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Jim Wallis

Jim Wallis is the founder and CEO of Sojourners, formerly an intentional Christian community in Rogers Park, Illinois, and Washington, D.C.. He continues as editor of Sojourners magazine. Wallis, who has been a spiritual and political advisor to President Barack Obama, calls himself a "progressive evangelical" but avoids the terms "liberal" or "religious left."

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  • Opinion: Separation of Jesus and Congress
    Does it really follow from Jesus and the prophets' timeless injunctions that God expects legislators never to eliminate any poverty program or social-welfare line item, or even to roll such spending back to where it stood a few years ago? (Jeff Jacoby, The Boston Globe)
  • Jim Wallis on the story behind Pastor Terry Jones's change of heart
    Although the media focused on the role that political and military officials, including President Obama and Gen. David Petraeus, played in getting Jones to back down from his plan for a Koran bonfire, the faith community also had a key part. (Washington Post)

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