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Jim Wallis

Jim Wallis is a New York Times bestselling author, public theologian, lecturer, preacher, columnist, and media commentator on ethics and society. He is the Chair in Faith and Justice and Founding Director of the Georgetown University Center on Faith and Justice. He served on President Obama’s first White House Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and as the chair of the Global Agenda Council on Values of the World Economic Forum. He is the author of 11 books, including God’s Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It; Rediscovering Values: A Guide for Economic and Moral Recovery; and The Call to Conversion: Why Faith Is Always Personal but Never Private. His most recent book is The (Un)Common Good: How the Gospel Brings Hope to a World Divided. Jim’s writings have been translated into several languages in 200 countries and territories around the world. His regular columns appear on Sojo.net, TIME.com, and The Huffington Post, and have also appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Politico, and the Christian Post. He frequently appears on radio and television on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox—and on shows such as Morning Joe, the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Meet the Press, the O’Reilly Factor —and on National Public Radio and other radio and digital networks. Jim lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife Joy Carroll, one of the first women ordained in the Church of England and author of Beneath the Cassock: The Real-Life Vicar of Dibley, and their young sons, Luke and Jack. He has also been a Little League baseball coach for 10 years and 20 seasons.