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March 29, 2017

Today, a diverse group of Christian leaders held a press conference and prayer vigil on Capitol Hill to protest proposed legislation that would disproportionally harm poor and vulnerable people. The leaders are members of the Circle of Protection, a broad coalition from all the families of U.S. Christianity who have come together around the biblical mandate to protect poor people

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January 10, 2016

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2,500 TO BE TRAINED IN ‘ACTIVE BYSTANDER INTERVENTION’ DURING TRUMP'S INAUGURATION

Sojourners announced today that, in partnership with the online community Swamp Revolt, they will train 2,500 people in "active bystander intervention" while Mr. Trump is taking the oath of office on Jan. 20, 2017.

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January 10, 2016

Whether to confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general is a moral decision and not just a political one. That is why religious leaders and theologians are speaking up about it.
Donald Trump used racial bigotry in his presidential campaign; his appointment of Jeff Sessions to be attorney general signals what that means in governing.

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September 2, 2016

Faith leaders from different traditions condemn Trump’s immigration platform as immoral and an affront to the values of sacred texts

Source: The Christian Post | Samuel Smith


The influence of the "cultural Left" on the Democratic Party has become a real problem for American political discourse, prominent progressive Christian leader and social justice advocate the Rev. Jim Wallis has warned.
Although Wallis is critical of Christians who voted for President Donald Trump and believes they ignored the "racial bigotry" furthered by the Trump team throughout the campaign, Wallis admitted that both Clinton and Trump were "flawed" choices.

Source: The Huffington Post | Jim Wallis

Many people in our nation, and indeed around the world, are scared by the things happening in Washington. Those most affected by the actions of this administration are especially afraid. But today, we announce a plan of action in response.

Source: Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks

The Rev. Leah Daughtry stood in front of fellow black Christian leaders and told them they will need to work harder for social justice.
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At the conference, which ended Thursday (Feb. 23), Lisa Sharon Harper, chief church engagement officer at Sojourners, said African-American faith leaders are looking at Trump’s cabinet appointments and the executive orders and concluding they must act.

Source: The Christian Post | Samuel Smith

Exit polls showing that 81 percent of evangelical voters and a majority of white Christians voted for President Donald Trump in the 2016 election represents a "crisis in the Church" and shows that the Church is more racially divided than ever, the Rev. Jim Wallis has warned.
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Source: The Huffington Post | Jim Wallis

Last week, a black professor told me he always asks his white students if they have ever heard racism called a sin in the pulpits of their churches growing up. The answer is almost always no. That will be absolutely key to a revival for racial reconciliation and justice — seeing racism as much more than political, but rooted in sin, repentance, morality, and faith. That’s why I wrote America’s Original Sin and hoped it would become a tool for new conversations within and between churches across racial lines.

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