National Faith Leader, Rev. Jim Wallis, Declares Racism as a Moment of Truth for White Christianity

The new Editor-in-Chief will have editorial independence as she oversees Sojourners magazine and sojo.net.

Rev. Jim Wallis, Rev. Adam Taylor, Rev. Terrance McKinley and Sojourners reject dangerous threats from President Trump to delay the 2020 persidential elections.

Sojourners President and Founder, Rev. Jim Wallis, penned a letter to J. Kevin Stitt, Governor of Oklahoma, and members of the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board in support of Julius Jones, who is currently on death row.

Today, the Supreme Court announced its ruling on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) case, stating that the Trump administration’s decision to end the program was arbitrary and capricious, in a 5-4 decision.  
 

Sojourners releases statement on the Supreme Court's decision that ruled gay, lesbian, and transgender workers are protected by federal law forbidding discrimination on the basis of sex.

As we mark the death of 100,000 people in the U.S. from COVID-19, an unprecedented group of 100+ national faith leaders—from Christian, Jewish and Muslim traditions representing major denominations, national faith-based organizations, local congregations, and millions of people of faith across the country—call for a National Day of Mourning and Lament.

More than 10 weeks ago, two white men attacked and killed Ahmaud Arbery while he was jogging in broad daylight. Since then, his attackers have been arrested, but justice does not stop there. On what would have been Ahmaud’s 26th birthday, Sojourners' president Rev. Jim Wallis and executive director Rev. Adam Taylor released a statement.

Sojourners is partnering with Sacred Writes, a Henry R. Luce-grant funded initiative at Northeastern University, to offer three funded writing fellowships for the award-winning publication. 

On Easter Sunday, Rev. Jim Wallis clarified the crucial role that faith leaders play during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Today, Sojourners announced an expanded role in the organization for longtime magazine Editor Jim Rice which will tap his editorial, messaging and mobilizing experience. Jim’s organizing history will be helpful to the SojoAction team’s work to develop resources for the new Faith-Rooted Activist Network.

Today, Sojourners named Sandi Villarreal as the publication’s new Executive Editor. Sandi, with eight years of experience at Sojourners leading the web team, will lead Sojourners’ dynamic brand of Christian social justice news and commentary. 

Rev. Jim Wallis, along with fellow members of the Circle of Protection, issued a statement on Trump's proposed budget to Congress and affirmed the Christian responsibiltiy to protect our country's most vulnerable populations. 

Last week, Sojourners, alongside more than 50 other Christian leaders convened by the Circle of Protection, asked all of the presidential candidates, Republican and Democrat, to send a video explaining what they “would do as president to offer help and opportunity to poor and hungry people in the United States and around the world.” 

Today, Rev. Jim Wallis released a brand-new podcast to interview presidential candidates ahead of the 2020 election. In the second season of Wallis’s “Soul of the Nation” podcast, candidates discuss moral questions at the intersection of faith and politics. 

Yesterday, President and Founder of Sojourners, Jim Wallis called on Donald Trump’s most prominent evangelical supporters to denounce the President’s racist words and actions. Wallis’s call is grounded in the understanding that racism is a sin, America’s original sin. 

Yesterday, nearly 200 of the nation’s most prominent faith leaders signed a statement embracing peacemaking over war in Iran. Rev. Jim Wallis, alongside other leaders, held a press conference on Capitol Hill to underscore their mission of peace. They came to a clear conclusion: opposing war is not enough; we must simultaneously create peace.

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.