The Common Good

Sojourners Wins Gold "Eddie Award" As Best Religious/Spiritual Magazine

Date: December 16, 2013

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December 16, 2013
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Sojourners Honored with an Eddie Award from Folio, Magazine Industry Powerhouse

Washington, D.C. December 13, 2013 – Sojourners magazine received the first-place Folio Award in the largest and most inclusive magazine competition in the country. Sojourners was honored with the Gold “Eddie Award” for Religious/Spiritual Magazine. “From its beginning 40 years ago, Sojourners was never just a magazine,” said editor Jim Rice. “We’ve always seen ourselves as a vehicle for social change, a tool for activism. At the same time, even with our deepest mission in mind, we’ve sought the highest levels of journalistic excellence, bringing a faith perspective to bear on social and political issues of our day. So it’s especially gratifying to be honored in the most prestigious magazine competition there is.”

In the issue honored by the judges, Sojourners cofounder and editor-in-chief Jim Wallis wrote:

“The role of Christians in any society is to provide a moral voice and the moral force to push forward the common good. We are indeed our brother’s and sister’s keeper, and our public behavior during elections and after them should show that.”

The Folio Awards, which spans all corners of the magazine publishing industry and seeks to highlight the very best in editorial and design, received more than 2,000 entries for this year’s contest. Winners were recognized in an award ceremony in New York City on Dec. 5, 2013.

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Sojourners' mission is to articulate the biblical call to social justice, inspiring hope and building a movement to transform individuals, communities, the church, and the world. Visit www.sojo.net.