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Sojourners Press Items
05/20/2010
Rev. Jim Wallis – an evangelical leader, author of Rediscovering Values and president of Sojourners (the largest network of social justice Christians in the United States) – is responding to Glenn Beck’s claim that “churches are being used by progressives to help bring about the fundamental transformation of America.” Rev. Wallis responded in a statement today by saying, “It is actually the other way around – the faith community is pushing the government, rather than the government using us.”
05/18/2010
Jim Wallis will join leaders from religious, national security, development and conservation organizations will come together Thursday to call on Congress to improve the lack of immediate and significant investments for adaptation solutions in countries hardest hit by climate change.
05/11/2010
Sojourners magazine, a monthly publication that addresses issues of faith, politics, and culture from a biblical perspective, was recognized as the best general interest magazine by two leading religious press organizations for the second straight year.
04/23/2010
In response to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signing Senate Bill 1070, Rev. Jim Wallis – a progressive evangelical leader, author of Rediscovering Values and president of Sojourners (the largest network of progressive Christians in the United States) – called the new law in Arizona a “social sin.” Rev. Wallis also said in a statement that the “radical new measure, which crosses many moral and legal lines, is a clear demonstration of the fundamental mistake of separating enforcement from comprehensive immigration reform.”
04/12/2010
More than 100 of the nation’s faith leaders – ranging from individuals from the Southern Baptist Convention to the United Church of Christ – have come together to say that enough is enough and call for a commitment to better civil discourse on issues that often result in partisan divide. The covenant comes amid recent divisions during the healthcare debate, as Members of Congress have engaged in bipartisan attacks and even come under death threats. Rev. Jim Wallis – president of Sojourners, the largest network of progressive Christians in the United States – is available to talk about why now, more than ever, politicians need to emulate this new civil tone from the faith community, as the nation heads into debates around financial regulation, climate change, and immigration reform.
03/25/2010
For many months, a group of the nation’s faith leaders with varied theological and political beliefs have been praying and discerning how they might contribute to a more civil and moral tone in the nation’s political discourse. Today they are releasing “A Covenant For Civility: Come Let Us Reason Together,” which calls for that better civic discourse. It comes at a time of degenerating national debate on contentious issues, with even Members of Congress voicing serious concern for their security.
03/24/2010
Glenn Beck continued his attack on “social justice,” saying it means “forced re-distribution, socialism, and Marxism”; Rev. Jim Wallis invited Beck to a conversation on “social justice,” which he says is “a passion for the gospel and the poor, not for totalitarian government.”
03/22/2010
A high-level delegation of national religious leaders today met with senior White House officials to push for immigration reform to be moved forward in Congress. This follows yesterday’s massive mobilization where over 100K people marched on Washington to demonstrate strong support for immigration reform. A list of the faith leaders who attended the meeting is below and all are available for interviews to discuss the White House response.
03/19/2010
A high-level delegation of religious leaders will meet met with senior White House officials to push for a committed timeline for immigration reform to be moved forward in Congress. This meeting will take place one day after the March For America: Change Takes Courage and Faith, a mobilization of tens of thousands of people in Washington, DC to demonstrate unified and widespread support for immigration reform.
03/18/2010
Religious organizations spanning the faith and ideological spectrum will bring thousands of people of faith from across the country to Washington, DC, this Sunday for a powerful demonstration of their unified support for just, humane immigration reform that keeps families together. The faith community will be joined by tens of thousands of people from civil rights, immigrant, family and labor groups for the March For America: Change Takes Courage and Faith on the National Mall on Sunday, March 21, at 2 p.m. Before the march, people of faith will gather for an Interfaith Prayer Service on the Mall at 1 p.m, and on Monday, faith leaders will meet with top White House officials to discuss the urgent need for immigration reform, and hundreds of people of faith will meet with their Senators and Representatives and urge them to pass immigration reform this year.