9.20.22 - In response to Governor Ron DeSantis’ recent actions to transport asylum seekers to Martha’s Vineyard, national faith leaders spoke out against the immoral and inhumane deception these migrants experienced.
9.20.2022 - Sojourners has promoted Julie Polter to the position of editor of Sojourners magazine and Betsy Shirley to the position of editor of sojo.net. Longtime Sojourners magazine editor Jim Rice will transition to a part-time senior editor role.
9.20.22 - Faith leaders including Sojourners president Rev. Adam Russell Taylor signed the following letter urging President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken to increase funding to address the global food crisis.
7.28.22 - In response to the deal reached yesterday by Sen. Manchin and Sen. Schumer on the Inflation Reduction Act, Rev. Adam Russell Taylor, president of Sojourners, issued the following statement:...
6.24.22 - For fifty years, women and pregnant people have had the right to make their own reproductive health decisions, including the often difficult decision to end a pregnancy. Today the Supreme Court decision in Dobbs, overturning Roe v. Wade has radically reshaped that reality for people in as many as 28 states.
6.24.22 - In response to today’s passage of The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, Rev. Adam Russell Taylor, President of Sojourners, released the following statement...
6.1.22 - Today, the Latino Christian National Network and Sojourners delivered a letter to Senator Charles Schumer and Senator Mitch McConnell lamenting the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, which claimed the lives of 19 children, 2 teachers, and the gunman.
5.24-25.22 - In solidarity with the nonviolence movement in Ukraine, a high-level delegation of religious leaders will travel to Kyiv in an emergency intervention seeking to contribute to stopping the aggression and bombing in Ukraine and to pray for an immediate ceasefire and a just peace.
5.12.22 - In response to the leaked draft of the Supreme Court opinion in the Dobbs v. Jackson case that directly overturns Roe v. Wade, Sojourners released the following statement.
3.1.22 - Tonight’s State of the Union Address was President Biden’s opportunity to articulate a path towards Beloved Community where life is honored and dignified, and the power of relationships is sacred. The speech outlined a vision for a truly democratic society where people are no longer separated based on where they live, what they look like, how they pray, and who they vote for but come together based on a love for the common good.
2.25.22 - Sojourners applauds President Biden’s nomination of U.S. Circuit Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve as the 104th associate justice of the United States Supreme Court.
2.24.22 - Sojourners unequivocally condemns the Russian government’s unjustified attacks on its neighbor Ukraine. Every nation has the right to self-determination and the right to live in peace alongside its neighbors —rights that President Vladimir Putin has recklessly violated. Sojourners also condemns in the strongest possible terms Putin's veiled threat to use nuclear weapons.
2.14.22 - Today, a “call to conscience on climate” from 80 national, state, and local faith leaders and organizations was delivered to President Biden and Senator Schumer. The letter calls for the president, Leader Schumer, and the U.S. Senate to act with conviction and courage and not to delay enacting the Build Back Better Act which will protect our climate and put our nation on the path of climate justice, environmental justice, and intergenerational justice.
1.11.22 - Sojourners applauds President Biden’s vocal, forceful support of changing the Senate rules to ensure critical voting rights and pro-democracy legislation can move forward. Sojourners calls on the Senate to heed the urgency expressed by the President in his speech in Atlanta today and act to strengthen our democracy.
12.20.21 - In reaction to Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-W.Va.) weekend announcement withdrawing his support for President Biden's Build Back Better legislation, Sojourners President Adam Taylor said the following.
12.13.21 - Sojourners has joined 114 other faith-based organizations, representing five world faith traditions, in signing a letter which calls on World Trade Organization member countries to act before year’s end to waive Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights rules. This would increase access to COVID vaccines and treatments globally, a moral necessity.
11.19.21 - Sojourners applauds the House passage of the Build Back Better Act this morning. This bill includes historic investments that will ensure the most needy and vulnerable receive the care and support they deserve. As people of faith, we now call on the Senate to prioritize passing this historic legislation and retain or strengthen provisions that benefit our families and communities.
11.18.21 - President Biden’s Build Back Better bill, a historic investment that would benefit the lives of millions of American families, will move to the House floor for a vote tonight. As people of faith, we call for the full passage of this bill. Investing in healthcare, education, creation care, housing, and nutrition are all faith imperatives and civic virtues.
11.3.21 - The Senate’s inability to vote for a cloture motion for the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021 (S. 4) is an infringement on the freedom to vote for millions of their own fellow citizens.
10.21.21 - Suppressing the right to vote is a direct assault on both our civic equality and our Christian conviction that all people are made in the image of God.