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.
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.
On Ash Wednesday, 2018, a group of elders met for a retreat together because of a national political crisis which was also revealing a crisis of faith. Later that year, the elders issued a declaration called Reclaiming Jesus: A Confession of Faith in a Time of Crisis, to which more than 5 million responded. However, the moral and political crisis the Reclaiming Jesus declaration responded to has become even deeper and more dangerous. So now we look toward Ash Wednesday, 2019.
In commenting on the President’s State of the Union Address, Jim Wallis, President of Sojourners, turned his attention to the recent controversy surrounding Virginia Governor Ralph Northam. Wallis criticized Northam’s recently uncovered medical school photograph and the governor’s response to the revelations, calling the whole affair “shameful.”