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God's Politics after Katrina

Jim Wallis

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Format: Lecture

Length: 48 minutes

Rev. Jim Wallis is the founder of the liberal evangelical Christian ministry Sojourners and the editor of Sojourners magazine, as well as the author of God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It (Harper Collins, 2005). In this lecture he describes his vision for a non-ideological, non-partisan role for faith in public life with social justice as its priority. He describes the failure of those across the political spectrum to address poverty, using as a prime example the unalleviated suffering of low-income residents of Louisiana and Mississippi in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Welcoming remarks are offered by Andrew Finstuen, the assistant director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life at Boston College. Wallis is introduced by Rev. Dorsey McConnell, rector of the Church of the Redeemer (Episcopal) in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

Presenter(s): Jim Wallis

Date: October 17, 2005

Location: Robsham Theatre, Boston College

Sponsor(s): Boisi Center; Church of the Redeemer (Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts)

URL: http://frontrow.bc.edu/program/wallis/

The information on this page is accurate as of October 2005