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04/05/2013
Rev. Cosby was considered a mentor to key figures, including Sojourners founder Jim Wallis, one of the country’s best-known evangelical progressives; writer and former Bill Clinton adviser the Rev. Tony Campolo; affordable housing icon Jim Rouse; and Dean Snyder of Foundry United Methodist Church, where Saturday’s memorial service will be held.
04/02/2013
“It’s been said that the most compelling voice a legislator hears is that of his own constituents,” said Tim King, communications director at Sojourners, a Christian advocacy group on social issues that is helping stage the radio ad campaign.
04/01/2013
“It’s been said that the most compelling voice a legislator hears is that of his own constituents,” said Tim King, communications director at Sojourners, a Christian advocacy group on social issues that is helping stage the radio ad campaign.
03/20/2013
The Evangelical Immigration Table, a coalition of religious groups that represent more than 100,000 churches, is making grass-roots phone calls and a widespread effort to get Christians to read 40 Bible verses that deal with how to treat strangers and neighbors as part of a prayer challenge called “I Was a Stranger.”
03/16/2013
“Why should it take some mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., to get our attention?” said Jim Wallis, founder of the progressive evangelical group Sojourners, based in Columbia Heights. “We’re losing kids every day. For us it’s not just a political issue. It’s a pastoral issue. It’s a spiritual issue.”
03/13/2013
The ministers featured in the ads–sponsored by the Evangelical Immigration Table–said they are working to educate their congregants about Bible verses that encourage Christians to welcome the stranger and treat their neighbors with compassion.
02/12/2013
Sojourners Founder Jim Wallis, recalling Graham admitting to being nervous in addressing Harvard students in 1999.
01/29/2013
This is an effort sponsored by the Evangelical Immigration Table, of which CfCIR is a founding member. Every day for 40 days, we ask that people read one short Scripture passage that relates to God’s heart for immigrants in some way. Some verses deal with having respect for the law; others relate to the way God says immigrants should be incorporated into a society.
01/18/2013
A growing number of Republicans and conservative groups have begun pushing for comprehensive immigration changes on the eve of President Obama’s inauguration, joining liberal Democrats in hopes of propelling the politically fraught issue forward early in his second term. The pressure from the right — including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Southern Baptist Convention — has given immigration advocates hope that a sweeping overhaul can gain bipartisan support in Congress more easily than other polarizing issues such as gun control, the federal deficit and taxes
01/16/2013
Similarly, Sojourners President Jim Wallis cites a document signed by 46 religious leaders that condemns persecution against LGBT people in Uganda but fails to denounce their teachings that fuel this anti-gay violence.