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Letter: Noted author at Aspen Chapel this Wednesday

Noted author at Aspen Chapel this Wednesday

Dear Editor :

At 7 p.m. Wednesday, the Aspen Chapel is hosting a talk and book signing with New York Times Best-Selling Author, Jim Wallis. We are thrilled that Wallis will present highlights from his latest book, “On God’s Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn’t Learned About Serving the Common Good,” at the chapel in a public setting before he speaks at the Aspen Ideas Festival this week.

To preview, an excerpt from Jim’s book: “… our challenge is to rise above political ideology and lead on moral grounds. Don’t go right, don’t go left; go deeper. The common good is about so much more than partisan politics. It grows out of our personal and family lives, our vocational callings, the mission and witness of our congregations, the moral power of social movements, and the independent integrity of prophetic religious leadership in our public life as we fight not just for “our” rights but for the rights of all people.”

As citizens of Aspen attempt to reunite our divided community, there is much to be learned from Jim Wallis. He is CEO of Sojourners, is a best-selling author, public theologian, speaker and international commentator on ethics and public life. He recently served on the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and currently serves as the chair of the Global Agenda Council on Faith for the World Economic Forum.

Everyone is welcome to attend this event! Admission is $25 and includes a copy of the book. To reserve your spot, please contact Marisa at the Aspen Chapel at 970-925-7184, ext. 103 or info@aspenchapel.org.

The mission of the Aspen Chapel is to promote open and progressive theology, spiritual enrichment, and peace through interfaith engagement. We hope to see you at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Barbara Owen


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