The Common Good

Sojourners—Welcoming Immigrants With Open Arms

Source: Jakeman Law
Date: June 14, 2013

Immigration reform strikes at the heart of many social justice causes—helping make the world a better place—and social justice groups are getting involved. Sojourners is a well-known Christian organization that has been advocating for immigration reform.

What is Sojourners?

Sojourners was founded forty years ago as a Christian organization working nationwide for social justice. Their mission includes immigration reform, but it reaches far beyond one single issue. Sojourners has three strategic commitments: life and peace, environmental stewardship, and racial and social justice. Immigration reform fits into the third category.

Sojourners advocates for all the issues under its umbrella from a Bible-based position, encouraging people to put their faith in action to “transform individuals, communities, the church and the world.” Sojourners is headed by president and CEO Jim Wallis, who “is a bestselling author, public theologian, speaker, and international commentator on ethics and public life.”