Moderated by Krista Tippett, host of American Public Media's Speaking of Faith, this panel of conservative evangelical Dr. Richard Land and liberal evangelical Jim Wallis separates faith from any one party and defines a broad faith-oriented agenda- University of Minnesota
Princeton and Oxford educated, Dr. Richard Land has served as president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission since 1988.
During his tenure as representative for the largest Protestant denomination in the country, Dr. Land has represented Southern Baptist and other Evangelica concerns in the halls of Congress, before U.S. Presidents, and in the media.
In 2005, Dr. Land was featured in Time Magazine as one of "The Twenty-five Most Influential Evangelicals in America."
Krista Tippett is a Peabody-award-winning broadcaster and New York Times bestselling author. As the creator and host of public radio's On Being (http://onbeing.org), she takes up the great animating questions of human life: What does it mean to be human? And how do we want to live? Krista and her guests reach beyond the headlines to explore meaning, faith, and ethics amidst the political, economic, cultural, and technological shifts of 21st century life. The program is heard on radio across the U.S. and globally via podcast. Krista was a journalist and diplomat in Cold War Berlin and holds a Masters of Divinity from Yale University. Her books include "Einstein's God - Conversations about Science and the Human Spirit"; and "Speaking of Faith - Why Religion Matters, and How to Talk about It."
Steven Waldman is the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of Beliefnet. Before that he was the National Editor of US News & World Report and before that the National Correspondent for Newsweek. He earlier served as editor of The Washington Monthly, an influential political magazine.
Waldman also was senior adviser to the CEO of the Corporation for National Service, the government agency that runs AmeriCorps and other volunteer programs. He is the author of an acclaimed book titled The Bill about the passage of the AmeriCorps law, which is now a textbook in college courses around the U.S.
Rev. Jim Wallis
Jim Wallis is founder of the Sojourners Community, a 30-year-old Christian ministry focused on social justice and peace, and editor-in-chief of Sojourners magazine, which covers faith, politics, and culture.
He is a speaker, author, activist, and international commentator on ethics and public life. In 1995, Wallis was instrumental in forming Call to Renewal, a national federation of churches, denominations, and faith-based organizations from across the theological and political spectrum working to overcome poverty.
Wallis's columns frequently appear in The New York Times, The Washington Post and other major newspapers. His most recent book is God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It; he has authored five in total.
He offers regular commentary and analysis for radio and television and teaches a course at Harvard University called "Faith, Politics, and Society."