30 July 2008
He pointed out that whilst the cost of maintaining the war in Iraq is $10 billion per month it would cost only $20 billion to educate 800 million of the world’s children who are currently denied that opportunity. He then went on to say that many of us feel uncomfortable when confronted with such statistics or when we experience at first hand the plight of those living in poverty.
The challenge is to move people from discomfort to engagement with the political process in order to make a difference.
Wallis is best known for his advocacy of peace and social justice and founder and editor of the influential publication Sojourners 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.”