Jim Wallis has long been the leading voice at the crossroads of faith, politics, business, spirituality, and culture. He is the founder and editor of SOJOURNER magazine, and the president and convener of "Call to Renewal, the national federation of churches and faith-based organizations working with members of Congress and the White House to overcome poverty and revitalize American politics. Time magazine names Wallis one of the 50 Faces for America's Future, and in fall 2003, he was a visiting fellow of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. He is the author of six books including, FAITH WORKS and THE SOUL OF POLITICS, as well as CALL TO CONVERSION. Jim lives in Washington, D.C.
Harper San Francisco, which originally planned to publish Jim Wallis's book God's Politics: Why the Right Gets it Wrong, and the Left Doesn't Get It, in April, has decided to crash publish it for inauguration week due to the expected media response. During the first week of sales, the Sojourners founder will be featured on The O'Reilly Factor, Chris Matthews, NPR's Fresh Air and PBS's Charlie Rose, as well as appearing live for four hours of ABC's inaugural coverage with Peter Jennings. Wallis's book speaks about the need for "a fuller, deeper, and richer conversation about religion in public life" and offers a much-needed corrective to strident, conservative Christian voices in politics. Left-leaning Christians who believe that war and the economy are significant moral issues have found an articulate and passionate spokesman in Jim Wallis. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Jim Wallis is the major prophetic evangelical Christian voice in
the country.--Cornel West, author of Race Matters and Democracy
Wallis at his usual passionate and brilliant self: he will move you to examine your conscience and search your soul.--E.J. Dionne, author of Stand Up Fight Back and Why Americans Hate Politics
Jim Wallis is compelling, provocative, and inspirational, with faith that can move mountains and can certainly move people and communities.--Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Jim Wallis is an inspiration to me- for his witness of faith and his engagement with politics.--Bill Moyers
How far should we go to understand each other's points of view? Maybe the distance grace covered on the cross.--Bono, lead singer of U2
"Wallis provides a refreshing alternative voice to the polarizing rhetoric currently popular."--Library Journal