Posted: September 2018
Jim Wallis, confidant of US Presidents, is the Good Faith Book Club's author of choice for their November 24th meeting. His book On God's Side has a sub-title, 'What religion forgets and politics hasn't learned about serving the common good'.
The book shows how left and right, religious and non-religious, Christians and those of other faiths may find common ground working for the benefit of our communities, our neighbours and our world.
If you would like to join in our discussion in November, do feel free. To find summaries of our previous discussions, click here.
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