The Common Good

About Sojourners Organize2Mobilize

Sojourners is committed to equipping faith leaders and organizers, building their capacity to organize local and regional faith networks, and helping them to use their unique gifts in the broader struggle for a just world.

At many times in history, people of faith have marshaled their unique gifts of faith and brought them to bear on issues of public justice and the common good. In the U.S., various movements—for abolition, labor unions, women’s suffrage, civil rights, and environmental justice—have all been shaped at their core by faith-filled convictions that each of us are created in the image of God and, therefore, equally worthy of the protection of the law.

People of faith rose up to join or lead these movements—each time calling America to live into its own dreams. Each case now stands as evidence of the power of faith communities to organize toward the biblical vision of shalom (holistic peace).

During its early days of radical community, Sojourners was active in the art of community-based public witness in the depressed Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, D.C.  Forty years later— for such as time as this—we are equipping and building local and regional faith networks to offer their unique gifts to the broader struggle for a just world.

 

From the Magazine & Blog

Iraq’s Christians are begging the world for help. Is anybody listening?
An independent religious freedom watchdog panel has welcomed the State Department’s annual religious freedom report and its list of the world’s worst offenders, which had laid dormant for three years.
A federal appeals court panel in Virginia became the second one this summer to strike down a state ban against same-sex marriage Monday, making it more likely that the Supreme Court will settle the issue as early as next year.
When I was a child, I lived in a black-and-white world of all-this or all-that.
While last month marked the 25th anniversary of China’s silencing freedom in Tiananmen Square, this month China has been cementing this grim legacy — particularly regarding religious freedom.