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Theologian Jim Wallis: Restore Faith In The Common Good

Apr 16, 2013

'On God's Side' by Jim Wallis.
Credit Courtesy/Brazos Press

Progressive theologian Jim Wallis thinks America needs to reacquaint itself with the notion of the “the common good." He says that means protecting the poor, fostering civil discourse, building economic trust and faith in democracy and working together to create healthier families and lifestyles.

He writes: “People were made for family, community, and human flourishing, not consumerism, materialism, addiction, and empty overwork.” Jim Wallis is editor-in-chief of Sojourners magazine. He joins us to discuss his latest book, "On God’s Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn’t Learned about Serving the Common Good."

Also this hour: King County Sheriff John Urquhart gives us an update on security precautions on King County transit following yesterday's bomb explosions at the Boston Marathon. Plus, our gardening experts join us to answer your questions. Need guidance for your garden? Call us at 206.543.5869 or send an email to