Jim Wallis Virtual Course on Faith, Social Justice, and Public Life

How does faith inform public debates on social justice in American politics? How should religious leaders and politicians engage the political process while maintaining their moral witness? In fall 2010 Rev. Jim Wallis, founder of Sojourners, taught a Georgetown course that addresses these questions. He took the class through a series of topics including poverty, economics, immigration, climate change, and war and peace issues. A series of prominent guest speakers, including E.J. Dionne, Jr., Michael Gerson, Dalia Mogahed, and Elizabeth Warren, helped to frame the critical issues. The course content, including syllabus, lectures, and recommended readings, is available here for a worldwide audience. It has been updated with material from the fall 2011, fall 2012, and fall 2013 semesters. 

The course is made possible through the generosity of Lyra Rufino-Maceda.

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