The Common Good

Media Advisories and Press Releases

Today in Phoenix, Arizona, nearly 7,000 signatures from Christians across the country were delivered to Governor Brewer’s office in support of a petition regarding her most recent executive order. Pressuring her to retract the order which denies driver’s licenses and other benefits to undocumented young people who qualify for deferred action, the petition reads simply:
This petition and its supporting signatures will be delivered to Gov. Brewer on Thursday, August 23rd at 1:00 pm PT. The accompanying faith leaders will be available for comment before and during the delivery.
In light of the recent acts of violence and vandalism against religions minorities across the country, Sojourners is calling on Christians to stand up against the hatred. Starting today, a billboard and newspaper ad will appear in Joplin, Mo., home to a mosque that burned to the ground earlier this month after suffering two previous acts of arson. Both the ad and the billboard read simply, “Love Your Muslim Neighbors.” The billboard is five blocks from the mosque on the corner of W 7th Street & S Schifferdecker Street.; the newspaper ad ran today in The Joplin Globe on Page A6. The second billboard has been erected three blocks from the gurudwara that was the recent target of a shooting that left six worshippers dead. The billboard reads, “Love Your Sikh Neighbors,” and sits on the corner of College Avenue and 13th Street in Oak Creek (to see a picture of the billboards and the ad, click HERE).
Sojourners 08/01/2012
Jim Wallis' full statement from Faith Leaders' Press Conference on House Budget Vote
Sojourners 08/01/2012
Jim Wallis Joins Coalition of Faith Leaders to Confront Budget Choices that Reward the Rich and Punish the Poor
Sojourners 07/24/2012
Sojourners President Jim Wallis is among a group of 46 American Christian leaders issued an open letter expressing solidarity with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Ugandans in the face of "increased bigotry and hatred."
Sojourners 06/25/2012
Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provisions of Arizona’s Anti-Immigrant Law Rev. Jim Wallis: “Victory for Faith Community”
Sojourners 06/25/2012
Ruling reinforces need for federal immigration reform that upholds faith values
Sojourners 06/20/2012
Campaign follows release of Evangelical Statement of Principles on Immigration Reform
Sojourners 06/15/2012
Administrative Relief For Dream Act–Eligible Young People Reinforces Faith Values
Sojourners 06/12/2012
Broad coalition unites under immigration reform principles, launches ad buys in swing states
Sojourners 05/10/2012
Encourages respect for equal rights, religious liberty, civil discourse Washington DC, May 10 – Yesterday, President Obama announced his personal support for same-sex marriage. Within the Christian community and the nation at large, there are a diversity of opinions regarding human sexuality. While often a divisive issue, Sojourners has released the following statement encouraging respect for equal rights, religious liberty, and civil discourse.
Sojourners 04/19/2012
SOJOURNERS LAUNCHES 2012 ELECTION CAMPAIGN, VIDEO “Voting for Us,” With Party Affiliation in Decline, Campaign Focuses on People and Issues Young Evangelicals Have Broadening Moral Concerns but Remain Politically Homeless
Full quotation and links to relevant resources on the faith response to Rep. Paul Ryan's 2013 budget.
Click here for full list (Name, City, State) of grassroots pastors who signed Sojourners' Faith and Election Pledge