Posted: Wednesday, March 7, 2007

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Jim Wallis, author, public theologian, preacher, activist and international commentator on ethics and public life, will speak at Transylvania University’s Haggin Auditorium Wednesday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public; however, seating is limited.

Wallis is best known as founder and executive director of Sojourners/Call to Renewal, which convenes a national network of churches, faith-based organizations and individuals working to overcome poverty in America. He is editor of Sojourners magazine, which reaches more than 250,000 people, and his latest book, “God’s the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It,” was on The New York Times bestseller list for four months.

Wallis is a frequent guest on television and radio programs including “Meet the Press,” Public Broadcasting’s “Frontline” and National Public Radio’s “Talk of the Nation.” His columns have appeared in major newspapers such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times and The Boston Globe. He teaches the course Faith, Politics and Society at Harvard University and is the author of eight books.

The lecture is sponsored by the Lilly Project at Transylvania and funded by a grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc. For more information, contact the public relations office at (859) 233-8120 or the Lilly Project at Transylvania at (859) 281-3569.