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Today, Jim Wallis, President of Sojourners, commented on the recent passage of Alabama’s extreme abortion ban. Instead of reducing the issue of abortion to a political football, Wallis seeks to expand the conversation.
Today, Jim Wallis, President of Sojourners, reflected on the terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand. Wallis drew attention to the role of the United States and Donald Trump in giving voice to the ideology of white supremacy and nationalism, as the New Zealand killer explicitly praised Trump and cited him as an influence.
We awoke with a deep sense of sadness, mourning, and grief at the news of the horrific shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand. We stand in solidarity with our Muslim brothers and sisters as they mourn the loss of so many beloved family and community members. We pray for all of the victims, their families, and their communities.
Jim Wallis, the President of Sojourners, is mourning the decision by the General Conference of the United Methodist Church in St. Louis to adopt the Traditional Plan, which reinforced the United Methodist Church’s prohibitions on LGBTQ clergy and marriages. Wallis says, “there was much harm done by the vote at the Methodist conference in St. Louis. Tears, hurt, and pain permeated the gathering — not just from LGBTQ clergy, seminarians, and lay leaders who were in attendance, but from many other Methodist delegates who know and love them.”
The declaration of a state of emergency by the president is an alarming abuse of executive power.
The fact that most white evangelical Christians are willing to overlook President Donald Trump’s infidelity, his dishonesty, his disparaging rhetoric toward immigrants and refugees, and the multiple accusations of sexual misconduct lodged against him suggests that their views on morality have changed dramatically.
Just in time for Easter comes Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg. Married and gay. Catholic turned Episcopalian. A social justice progressive who speaks easily about his faith and God, as Democrats rarely do.
Evangelical leaders want to discredit the kind of progressive Christianity that the Democratic mayor advocates.
“The forefront of social movements has been people of faith, just like yourselves,” said the Rev. Adam R. Taylor of Sojourners, who shared a Saturday morning plenary speaking spot with Ana Garcia-Ashley of the Gamaliel Foundation.
Melody Zhang’s fascination with the environment, “God’s creation,” began when she was a kid and uttered her first words in Chinese: 出去, which means “Go outside.”