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Sojourners Press Items
This election demonstrates the beginning of a fundamental shift taking place in America which is, at once, a political shift, a cultural and racial shift, a generational shift, and a religious shift. In recent times, religion has been both too narrow and too divisive. The leadership of African American and Latino Christians, with a younger generation of the faithful in white America, is creating a broad new moral agenda for faith in public life. Racial and economic justice, creation care, peacemaking, and a more consistent ethic life will all shape that new agenda.
During a teleconference on Thursday, October 30th, evangelical and Catholic leaders challenged people of faith to evaluate candidates as to whether they are really “pro-life” enough.
Evangelical leader Jim Wallis, author of The Great Awakening and President of Sojourners, the largest network of progressive Christians in the United States, today outlined the ‘faith priorities” that will dictate his vote in the 2008 presidential election.
Sojourners Applauds New Direction That Offers Real Results Rather Than Continued Polarization and Deadlock
Sojourners, a monthly publication that addresses issues of faith, politics, and culture from a biblical perspective, received the prestigious 2008 Gold Eddie Award from industry-leader FOLIO: magazine.
Dozens of churches and tens of thousands of people of faith across Ohio are participating in Poverty Sunday, an election year initiative aimed at educating people of faith about God’s concern for the poor and the need to reduce poverty.
A group of seven prominent pro-life Catholic and Evangelical leaders today implored the Republican Party to reverse its decision to remove abortion platform language calling on “all persons of good will, whether across the political aisle or within our party, to work together to reduce the incidence of abortion.”
During a teleconference on Tuesday, August 12th, evangelical and Catholic leaders responded to the positive step forward that the Democratic Platform Committee has taken in establishing common ground that will help lead to abortion reduction.
Today, Iowa Faith leaders in partnership with the coalition of Christians For Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CCIR) spoke during a telephone press conference on the recent abuse suffered by immigrant workers in the state at the Agriprocessors plant in Postville and in flood recovery efforts in Eastern Iowa. The speakers included Rev. Catherine Quehl-Engel, Chaplain of Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Bishop Alan Scarfe, Episcopal Diocese of Iowa, Bishop Steven L. Ullestad, Northeastern Iowa Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Bishop Gregory Palmer, Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, Rev. Julia Rendon of the Iowa Conference of the United Church of Christ and Patty Kupfer, Manager of Partnerships with America’s Voice.
Evangelical leader Jim Wallis, author of The Great Awakening and President of Sojourners, the largest network of progressive Christians in the United States, today issued a statement in response to Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama’s proposal to form a new President’s Council for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships within the White House.