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May 23, 2017

SOJOURNERS PRESIDENT JIM WALLIS ON TRUMP’S UNBIBLICAL BUDGET: “WHAT WOULD JESUS CUT?”

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“Falwell’s ‘dream president’ is a nightmare for Christians of color”

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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

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June 23, 2016

Washington, DC - Rev. Jim Wallis, President and Founder of Sojourners, today issued the following statement on the Supreme Court's decision regarding President Obama's executive actions on DAPA, DACA:

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Phone: 202-745-4654

 

April 27, 2016

During its 100th anniversary celebration last week in St. Louis, the Associated Church Press honored Sojourners with 24 awards for work online and in print.

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April 19, 2016

Today, Sojourners sent the following letter to Congress as part of the Interfaith Immigration Coalition's "Letter a Day" campaign:

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April 4, 2016                          

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March 8, 2016

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Megan Cagle, (602) 399-0723

Paul Marchione, (202) 601-7869

 

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February 18, 2016

 

Sojourners President and Founder Rev. Jim Wallis released the following statement today:

 

"Bridges or Walls?

 

"As Christians, we are called to answer:  What does God want us to build, bridges or walls?

 

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​Washington, DC - Speaking this morning on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program, Reverend Jim Wallis addressed the current crisis in Flint, MI by saying “Race is in the air we breathe and in the water we drink in Flint … I don’t think if it was 8000 white kids this would’ve happened."

Rev. Wallis was in New York to discuss his latest book, released this week, America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America (Brazos Press). 

“If white Christians acted more Christian than white, black parents would have less to fear for their children,” says Rev. Wallis in the book.

Rev. Wallis, an evangelical, also addressed the GOP primary this week, saying on CNN’s “Newsroom” (segment begins 9:28:43) that “When he is deliberately fueling racial fear and hatred, Donald Trump is poisoning and polluting the American political landscape."

CNN polled Iowa GOP caucus-goers after the 2012 election and found that 60% identified as evangelical

Source: Circle of Protection

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