Sojourners’ speaker to talk at Kent State about ethics in presidential campaigns

Tyler Singleton

Jim Wallis, CEO of the national nonpartisan Christian organization Sojourners, will speak Thursday, Sept. 13, in the Student Center Kiva at 7 p.m.

Wallis will discuss “The Politically Engaged Believer: Morals, Ethics and Social Justice in the 2012 Election” as the keynote speaker for the Fall 2012 symposum for the Center for the Study of Information and Religion, a press release said.

Don Wicks, director of the Center for the Study of Information and Religion, said his research institute works to study the connections between information and religion.

“[Wallis] has an organization that is interested in these kind of connections,” Wicks said. “Wallis is often called upon by the media to speak to these issues and even more so during an election year. We thought the timing was right for someone to address these issues.”

The event is free and open to the public. Wallis will be available for a book signing after the talk.

Wallis has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, National Public Radio and shows such as “Meet the Press”, “Hardball” and “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.”

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