Sojourners—Welcoming Immigrants With Open Arms
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.”