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Dems' new abortion plank gets cautious OK

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Anti-abortion, pro-Democratic leaders said the party's abortion plank is closer to what U.S. voters want -- a reduction in the number of abortions performed.

Evangelical group takes broad view

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., March 10 (UPI) -- The National Association of Evangelicals board, meeting this week in Minnesota, supported a broad agenda that includes environmental protection.

Dean urges higher minimum wage

WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) -- Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean says raising the U.S. minimum wage is a moral principle because poverty is a moral problem.

Faith: Happy clapping on the Hill

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- If I had not heard and seen it all before -- back in the days of Vietnam -- I would have been touched. The wood-paneled walls of the Senate's Environment and Pu
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Jim Wallis, a founder of Sojourners - Christians for justice and peace, center top, speaks to protestors on the steps of the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, December 14, 2005. (UPI Photo/Yuri Gripas)..
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Jim Wallis (b. June 4, 1948) is an American evangelical Christian writer and political activist. He is best known as the founder and editor of Sojourners magazine, and of the Washington, D.C.-based Christian community of the same name.

Although Wallis actively eschews political labels, his advocacy tends to focus on issues of peace and social justice and he works as a spiritual advisor to President Barack Obama. He is described as a progressive evangelical, and his primary support is from the religious left. Wallis is also known for his opposition to the religious right's fiscal and foreign policies.

Born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in a traditional evangelical Plymouth Brethren family, as a young man Wallis became active in the civil rights movement. He graduated from Michigan State University. He attended Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Illinois where he joined with other young seminarians in establishing the community that eventually became Sojourners. The journal Sojourners originated in Deerfield, Illinois as The Post American in 1971.

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