Great Awakening Reviving Faith and Politics in a Post-Religious Right America
What will it take to solve the biggest issues of our time: extreme and needless poverty, global warming and environmental degradation, terrorism and the endless cycle of violence, racism, human trafficking, health care and education, and other More...
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What will it take to solve the biggest issues of our time: extreme and needless poverty, global warming and environmental degradation, terrorism and the endless cycle of violence, racism, human trafficking, health care and education, and other pressing problems? While Washington offers only the politics of blame and fear, Jim Wallis, the man who changed the conversation about faith and politics, has traveled the country and found a nation hungry for a politics of solutions and hope. He shows us that a revival is happening, as people of faith and moral conviction seek common ground for change. Wallis also reminds us that religious faith was a driving force behind our greatest national reforms, such as the abolition of slavery and the civil rights movement. These "great awakenings" happened periodically at crucial times in our nation's history to propel us toward the common good. The time is ripe for another movement that will transform this country. With The Great Awakening, Wallis helps us rediscover our moral center and provides both the needed inspiration and a concrete plan to hold politics accountable and find solutions to our greatest challenges.
Jim Wallis was born in Detroit, Michigan on June 4, 1948. He graduated from Michigan State University and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is an evangelical Christian writer and political activist, best known as the founder and editor of Sojourners Magazine and of the Washington, D.C.-based Christian community of the same name. He has written numerous books including The Great Awakening; Reviving Faith and Politics in a Post-Religious Right America (2008), God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It (2005), Faith Works: How Faith Based Organizations Are Changing Lives, Neighborhoods, and America (2000), The Soul of Politics: Beyond Religious Right and Secular Left (1995) and The Call to Conversion (1981).
|Introduction: Something Is Happening|
|Revival Time: When Faith Changes Politics|
|Changes in the Air: The New Agenda|
|How to Change the World, and Why: Rules of Engagement|
|The Moral Center: Politics for the Common Good|
|Inclusion and Opportunity: The Welcome Table|
|Stewardship and Renewal: The Earth Is the Lord's|
|Equality and Diversity: The Race to Unity|
|Life and Dignity: Critical Choices|
|Family and Community: The False Choice|
|Nonviolent Realism: Resolving Our Conflicts|
|Integrity and Accountability: Doing the Right Thing and the Question of Leadership|
|What's Acceptable, What's Possible: Notes to the Next Generation|
|Epilogue: Red Letter Christians and Justice Revivals: Coming to a City Near You|
|Jim Wallis Sr.: Man of Faith|