President and founder of Sojourners, Jim Wallis explores faith, justice, and the moral choices behind today’s headlines in this Audible Original series. In each episode, Jim sits down with an inspiring guest; from Michelle Alexander to Margaret Atwood to Rev William Barber, they discuss their deepest moral convictions and how they are putting them to work in the world.
Ep. 9: Bryan Stevenson
Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, joins Jim to discuss how our failure to talk about the trauma of America’s racist history gives rise to ugly events like the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville. Together, they consider the importance of repentance and why racism isn’t a political issue – it’s a spiritual one.
Ep. 8: Rep. Joe Kennedy
Jim welcomes Rep. Joe Kennedy of Massachusetts to share his views on the moral obligations of our government, the spirit of generosity, and his life-affirming experience in the Peace Corps. Together, they consider the intersection of faith and social justice and the need for dignity and decency in leadership.
Ep. 7: Michelle Alexander
Best-selling author of “The New Jim Crow,” Michelle Alexander joins Jim to talk about a personal mission that led her from teaching law to a new focus - studying theology. Their conversation ranges from the racial bias of U.S. drug laws, the systemic discrimination of ex-convicts, and why a moral awakening is so needed in today’s environment.
Ep. 6: Mark Shriver
Jim sits down with author and activist Mark Shriver to talk about his book “Pilgrimage” and the life of its subject: Pope Francis. They delve into the influence the humble pope is having on the Roman Catholic Church, the purpose of pilgrimage, and the power of being open.
Ep. 5: Brittany Packnett
Educator and activist Brittany Packnett talks with Jim about why she took to the streets in her neighboring town of Ferguson in 2014 and how her experiences in peaceful protest prompted her to band together with others to form the Black Lives Matter movement.
Ep. 4: Valerie Kaur
Jim sits down with Valarie Kaur to talk about her experience as a Sikh activist in the current political climate, and the speech she gave in a Christian church on New Year’s Eve that went viral.