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The great awakening

reviving faith and politics in a post-religious right America

1st ed.

Published by HarperOne in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

What will it take to solve the biggest issues of our time: extreme and needless poverty, global warming and environmental degradation, terrorism and the endless cycle of violence, racism, human trafficking, health care and education, and other pressing problems? While Washington offers only the politics of blame and fear, Jim Wallis, the man who changed the conversation about faith and politics, has traveled the country and found a nation hungry for a politics of solutions and hope. He shows us that a revival is happening, as people of faith and moral conviction seek common ground for change.Wallis also reminds us that religious faith was a driving force behind our greatest national reforms, such as the abolition of slavery and the civil rights movement. These "great awakenings" happened periodically at crucial times in our nation's history to propel us toward the common good. The time is ripe for another movement that will transform this country. With The Great Awakening, Wallis helps us rediscover our moral center and provides both the needed inspiration and a concrete plan to hold politics accountable and find solutions to our greatest challenges.

Table of Contents

Revival time : when faith changes politics
Changes in the air : the new agenda
How to change the world, and why : rules of engagement
The moral center : politics for the common good
Inclusion and opportunity : the welcome table
Stewardship and renewal : the earth is the lord's
Equality and diversity : the race to unity
Life and dignity : critical choices
Family and community : the false choice
Nonviolent realism : resolving our conflicts
Integrity and accountability : doing the right thing and the question of
What's acceptable, what's possible : notes to the next generation.


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
BV3793 .W35 2008

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p. cm.

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