Commentator to promote common good - Catholic Courier

Commentator to promote common good

Best-selling author and national commentator Jim Wallis will speak on "Working for the Greater Good" at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1050 East Ave., Rochester. Before and after Wallis’ keynote speech, the GRCC Faith in Action Network will host a ministry and volunteer fair featuring more than 50 exhibitors and agencies offering local volunteer opportunities.

There also will be informal circle conversations before and after the talk on social-justice issues.

Wallis recently served on the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and serves as the chair of the Global Agenda Council on Faith for the World Economic Forum.

Wallis’ talk is being hosted by Flower City Habitat for Humanity and Heritage Christian Services. The talk is being supported financially by Church of the Assumption and Church of the Resurrection in Fairport, the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, the First Presbyterian Church of Pittsford, the Genesee Valley District of the United Methodist Church, the Greater Rochester Community of Church (also known as Faith in Action Network), Nazareth College, the Northeastern Seminary of Roberts Wesleyan College, the RIT Center for Religious Life, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, St. Louis Catholic Church in Pittsford, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester, St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry, Third Presbyterian Church and the University of Rochester Interfaith Chapel.

The talk is free and open to the public. For details, visit

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