We will not commune to pray when it could infect untold numbers of our neighbors and fellow congregants. But we will continue to say the Lord’s Prayer.

Lead Stories

The outbreak of the virus and the outbreak of racism toward APIA communities are spreading together.

Trump wants to re-open everything by Easter. It would be disastrous for my congregation.

Jim Wallis speaks with Dr. Leana Wen, an emergency physician, public health leader, and a passionate advocate for patient-centered health care reform.  

Jim Wallis

All of us are living into new daily rhythms. While that alone is disorienting, we are already moving from a life of daily inconvenience to one of fear. Institutions from sports to conferences to schools have transformed overnight. Many of our children — both schoo-age and young adults — are now home with us, which requires its own adjustments. And many, many people are finding themselves abruptly and unceremoniously out of work, with uncertain prospects for future paychecks as social distancing measures continue for an unknown length of time. Amid this, we must not let fear become a way of life. We remember the words of Jesus: Love can cast out fear. Leaning into love and learning what it really means to love our neighbors in this crisis will be crucial to our collective health and survival.

Jim Wallis
President & Founder
Jim Wallis is a New York Times bestselling author, public theologian, speaker, and international commentator on ethics and public life.
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Sojourners Magazine

Around 70 percent of major nonviolent movements succeeded in the '90s; only 30 percent did so in the last decade, says Erica Chenoweth.
Eligible voters are being removed from voter rolls at an alarming rate in states with extensive histories of racial discrimination and election battleground states.
The shoreline of a former nuclear site collapsed into the Detroit River—and barely anyone noticed.

As our current media and political narrative from the border paints a grim picture, a look at how advocates like Border Angels are working to offer a different kind of welcome—


The HOPE Center of First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem, N.Y. is working to make mental health resources available to their congregation and community.