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Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life

God's Politics after Katrina: Faith and Hope in Public Life

5th Annual Prophetic Voices of the Church Lecture

Rev. Jim Wallis, Sojourners Magazine
Monday, October 17, 2005

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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.