PrioritiesNH Sponsors Jim Wallis in N.H. for speaking tour Oct. 15-16

Best-selling author and progressive Evangelical leader to speak on "Voting Our Values: Peace, Poverty and the Planet."

WHAT:      "Voting Our Values: Peace, Poverty and the Planet" speeches and book signings
WHEN:      Monday, Oct. 15 and Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007.
WHERE:      Rollins Chapel, Dartmouth College
          Heritage Commons, Plymouth State University
          Holloway Commons, UNH-Durham
          Durham Community Church
WHO:      Jim Wallis, author of God's Politics and director of Sojourners, the
largest national network of progressive Christians.

CONCORD - (Friday, September 28, 2007) Jim Wallis, the best-selling author of God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It <>; , and a founder of Sojourners, will visit New Hampshire Oct. 15-16 to encourage people of faith to actively use their faith and religion to make significant social change, with an emphasis on poverty-related issues. He will particularly focus on how values factor into the upcoming election.

Wallis will speak in Dartmouth College's Rollins Chapel on Monday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. The following day, October 16, he will be at Heritage Commons at Plymouth State University at 8:30 a.m., at Holloway Commons at the University of New Hampshire in Durham at noon, and at Durham Community Church at 3 p.m. He will also be available to sign books after each talk. All events are free and open to the public.

Wallis's NH events are sponsored by the NH Council of Churches, PrioritiesNH, American Friends Service Committee and the ONE campaign, and presented by local faith, community and campus groups.

"Jim Wallis is uniquely qualified to comment on how issues of 'faith and politics' were discussed in the last two national elections, how substantially that discussion has changed, and why the 2008 election could be very different," said New Hampshire Council of Churches Executive Director David Lamarre-Vincent. "Wallis knows how the connection between spiritual renewal and social justice and how the revival of faith can change society. A focus of faith communities this election cycle on issues like global poverty, climate change, terrorism and war can provide the elusive solutions we all desire."

Jim Wallis' NH schedule is extremely tight, but he will be available for advance interviews; please contact Jack Pannell at Sojourners, (202) 745-4614. Other media requests and questions can be directed to Maggie Fogarty at the American Friends Services Committee NH office at (603) 224-2407. More information can be obtained at

PrioritiesNH's mission is to change America's budget priorities to reflect a national commitment to education, healthcare, energy independence, job training and deficit reduction -- at no additional taxpayer expense -- by shifting funding from obsolete Cold War and nuclear weapons. Visit

New Hampshire Council of Churches promotes local ecumenical cooperation and provides leadership in strengthening Christian values in society. Visit <>; .

The American Friends Service Committee's New Hampshire program works to advance the cause of peace and justice by supporting the growth and development of an effective, sustainable New Hampshire peace and justice movement. Visit <>; . The ONE Campaign seeks to raise public awareness about the issues of global poverty, hunger, disease and efforts to fight such problems in developing countries. Visit <>; .

Sojourners/Call to Renewal is a Christian ministry whose mission is to articulate the biblical call to social justice, inspiring hope and building a movement to transform individuals, communities, the church, and the world. Visit,, and