September 11, 2017
Dynamic best-selling author, theologian and social activist Jim Wallis will speak on America’s Original Sin; Race, White Privilege and the Bridge to a New America, title of his latest book, at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, Saturday, September 16, 7 pm. Presented by the Treacy Levine Center, an organization dedicated to promoting peace and unity in humanity for more than 50 years, Wallis will moderate an in-depth panel discussion following his lecture.
Panel includes Rev. Kelle Brown, Sr. Aneelah Afzali, attorney and Executive Director of Muslim Association of Puget Sound MAPS-AMEN, Estela Ortega, Executive Director El Centro de la Raza, Senior Rabbi Daniel Weiner of Temple de Hirsch Sinai and Pastor Terry Kyllo, Treacy Levine President and Director of Neighbors in Faith. Jeff Renner, retired Chief Meteorologist for KING TV hosts the event and introductory remarks will be made by Father William Treacy, Co-Founder and Director for Life of the Treacy Levine Center.
Wallis, who has penned 11 books about social justice, is also President and Founder of Sojourners, a non-profit, faith-based organization that calls for putting faith in action for social justice. Wallis describes himself as white, Christian and evangelical. He sees his faith’s obligation to ‘support the poor and vulnerable and defend those under attack.’ He says, “Tell the truth…love our neighbor…welcome the stranger…expose and oppose racial profiling…defend Muslims…It is time to listen.”Subscribe