America the melting pot of many different people following their dreams of living in a land of freedom and opportunity. Jim tells about growing up in a conservative family with values that appreciates all people no matter their skin color.

James E. Wallis Jr.[1] (born June 4, 1948) is a Christian writer and political activist. He is best known as the founder and editor of Sojourners magazine and as the founder of the Washington, D.C.-based Christian community of the same name. Wallis is well known for his advocacy on issues of peace and social justice. Although Wallis actively eschews political labels, he describes himself as an evangelical and is often associated with the evangelical left and the wider Christian left. He worked as a spiritual advisor to President Barack Obama.[2] He is also a leader in the Red-Letter Christian movement.[3] Listen to Jim’s story on Passages as we reflect on values that makes our country great.

What are the values that you have and where did they come from? Who in your life helped shape your values?
Facing Racism: A Vision of the Beloved Community

Presbyterian Church Facing Racism

Racism is the opposite of what God intends for humanity. It is the rejection of the other, which is entirely contrary to the Word of God incarnate in Jesus Christ. Racism is a lie about our fellow human beings, for it says that some are less than others.