The Common Good

Media Advisories and Press Releases

Sojourners 01/16/2009
The Presidential Inaugural Committee today announced that Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners, the largest network of progressive Christians in the United States and author of The Great Awakening, was among a diverse selection of religious leaders asked to give the responsive prayer during the National Prayer Service. The service will take place on the morning of Wednesday, January 22, 2009 at the National Cathedral and will be attended by President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, and members of their families.
Sojourners 01/13/2009
Sojourners responded to President-elect Obama’s call for a renewed national commitment to service by launching MLK Day Commit to Change, a website dedicated to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. The site offers educational resources including grassroots advocacy and service opportunities for people of faith. These commitments range from personal ones on the individual level to initiatives that benefit local communities and beyond to national campaigns. Sojourners website is listed as a service organization on www.USAService.org and can be accessed directly at www.sojo.net/mlk.
Sojourners 11/14/2008
Results of a new post-election poll released today provide an in-depth look at the shift in priorities and moral agenda for Catholic and evangelical voters. Sponsored by Faith in Public Life, in partnership with Sojourners and Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, and conducted by Public Religion Research, the poll’s findings indicate a new faith constituency with a broader moral agenda that will have a significant impact upon the next presidential administration and Congress.
Sojourners 11/12/2008
Results of a new post-election poll providing an in-depth look at the shift in priorities and moral agenda for Catholics, evangelicals, and religious voters in the 2008 election will be released this Friday, November 14th during a teleconference for journalists.
Sojourners 11/11/2008
Sojourners, the largest network of progressive Christians in the United States connecting faith and justice, has solicited letters on the one week anniversary of the 2008 election for President-elect Obama from a wide array of religious, political, and cultural leaders in America and around the world. This initiative has collected nearly two dozen letters that are posted on the God’s Politics blog and will be delivered to the president-elect.
Sojourners 11/05/2008
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.
Sojourners 10/30/2008
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.
Sojourners 10/28/2008
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 10/17/2008
Sojourners Applauds New Direction That Offers Real Results Rather Than Continued Polarization and Deadlock
Sojourners 09/26/2008
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.
Sojourners 09/17/2008
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.
Sojourners 09/01/2008
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.”
Sojourners 08/12/2008
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.
Sojourners 07/10/2008
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.
Sojourners 07/01/2008
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.
Sojourners 06/24/2008
Evangelical leader Jim Wallis, author of The Great Awakening and founder of Sojourners, the largest network of progressive Christians in the United States, today criticized James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, for distorting Barack Obama’s statements on faith and politics at the annual Pentecost Conference in 2006 held by Sojourners.
Sojourners 06/16/2008
On Monday, June 16, 2008, 21 faith leaders representing 16 churches and religious organizations from across Arizona presented a letter to elected officials highlighting their concern about the increasingly hateful rhetoric surrounding the immigration debate.
Sojourners 06/12/2008
At a press conference on Monday, June 16th, faith leaders from diverse congregations and organizations across Arizona will present a letter discussing their concern about the increasingly hateful rhetoric surrounding the immigration debate.
Sojourners 06/10/2008
Religious leaders, representing evangelical and mainline Christians from both Latino and white communities, united today to call on federal, state and local officials in Florida to uphold the values of this welcoming nation and focus on immigration reform. A letter signed by more than thirty local religious leaders from across the state outlines the need for humane immigration reform.
Sojourners 05/23/2008
Sojourners, a monthly publication that addresses issues of faith, politics, and culture from a biblical perspective, received nine awards this month from the Evangelical Press Association (EPA) and 13 awards from the Associated Church Press (ACP) last month.