10.19.21 - On Wednesday, October 20, the Washington Interfaith Staff Community (WISC) will host a 12-hour prayer vigil on Capitol Hill from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET to urge Congress to pass a robust Build Back Better package that aligns with the moral groundings of so many faith traditions.
10.18.21 - As President Biden and world leaders prepare to travel to Glasgow, Scotland for the Conference of Parties (COP), two dozen clergy and faith leaders representing diverse faith traditions gathered outside the State Department to read from and hand deliver a copy of Faith and Science: An Appeal for COP26, a recently-released multifaith climate action Appeal led by His Holiness Pope Francis.
9.30.21 - In response to the toxic polarization gripping many parts of the country, Sojourners has developed a new curriculum to encourage civil conversation in places of worship, a major facet of American life. Titled “Politically Divided Congregations: A Curriculum for Reconciliation and Transformation,” the 53-page resource includes conversation questions, prayers, and scripture passages meant to deepen participants’ understanding of the biblical call to justice.
9.22.21 - Today’s White House meeting between members of the Council of Protection and Senior Biden Administration officials marked the first meeting with faith leaders on the impact of several Administration efforts to invest in people, infrastructure, and the economy.
9.20.21 - On Friday we marked the anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution. On Monday we see another example of how “We the People” still doesn’t include all the people. It doesn’t include the undocumented farmworkers who kept harvesting food to make sure our families are fed. It doesn’t include the immigrants with TPS and DACA who are COVID frontline workers helping to keep our families alive. It doesn’t include the caregivers who watch over our families daily.
9.17.21 - Right-Wing rallies at the nation’s Capital this weekend, lawsuits over life-saving mask efforts, and voting rights suppression efforts continue to dominate the daily headlines. Where do these deep divisions come from and what do we do about it? In his newly released book, A More Perfect Union: A New Vision for Building the Beloved Community, Sojourners President Adam Taylor tackles the deep roots of the toxic polarization that paralyzes our politics, communities, and even our churches.
9.14.21 - In his new book, released today by Broadleaf Books, Sojourners President Rev. Adam Russell Taylor shows a way out of the fear and hatred that divides our country by replacing toxic polarization with redemptive patriotism and casting a unifying moral vision that draws up on our civic and spiritual values and completes the unfinished business of the civil rights movement.
8.11.21 - The right to vote is the bedrock of our democracy. Senate Republicans’ shameless refusal to even debate, much less act on the critical voting rights protections contained in the For the People Act is a clear sign that our democracy is under assault. This is also an assault on our dignity, our humanity, and our faith.
Georgetown and the University’s McCourt School of Public Policy today announced that Jim Wallis, founder of the Christian social justice organization Sojourners, will join the McCourt School as the inaugural Chair in Faith and Justice.
5.27.21 - Sojourners is proud to welcome Adwoa Rey as Chief Advancement Officer. In her role she will direct and oversee Sojourners Advancement department, and lead the growth and implementation of Sojourners fundraising efforts, including the public phase of its first-ever capital campaign, coinciding with its 50th anniversary.
5.25.2021 - Faiths4Vaccines, a multifaith coalition of religious leaders and medical professionals working to resolve gaps in vaccine outreach, is hosting a national summit on Wednesday, May 26 to support equitable and far-reaching vaccine distribution in the United States.
5.24.2021 - Sojourners is launching El Camino - The Way, a collection of sermons from various faith leaders calling for just immigration policies and encouraging their congregations to understand immigration as a theological issue and join advocacy efforts.
4.28.2021 - Sojourners’ President, Rev. Adam Russell Taylor, and Founder, Rev. Jim Wallis, applaud President Biden’s American Families Plan released today. The American Families Plan, along with the American Jobs Plan, build onto the American Rescue Plan which was signed into law earlier this year.
4.20.2021 - Today, nearly one year after the death of George Floyd, a jury formally announced that his killer – former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin – is guilty of all charges. Sojourners Founder Jim Wallis and Sojourners President Rev. Adam Russell Taylor gave the following joint statement in response.
4.18.2021 - Today, social impact production company Fame Currency and its racial justice initiative #breathewithme Revolution joined forces with Sojourners and the Black Music Action Coalition to produce a national call on the Biden-Harris Administration to establish a United States Commission on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT).
4.7.2021 - On April 3—Good Friday—a coalition of faith leaders, recognizing the dire urgency of recent events and the ongoing crisis around racial justice, sent a letter to President Biden urging him to use the power of the executive order to establish a Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Commission (TRHT) in the United States.
3.31.2021 - Rev. Adam Taylor, President of Sojourners and Rev. Jim Wallis, Founder and Ambassador of Sojourners along with 17 other Christian leaders, as a part of the Circle of Protection, have sent a letter to President Biden and every member of Congress affirming the importance of justice for poor and marginalized people in the Build Back Better legislation that they will now be considering.
3.22.2021 - Over 400 faith leaders, including Sojourners, commit to preach and teach against anti-Asian racism.
3.17.2021 - Yesterday’s horrific murder of eight people, including six Asian women in spas outside Atlanta, brings even greater urgency to the need to combat the unconscionable rise of violence and hate crimes directed at Asian people and Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).
3.10.2021 - Sojourners, as part of the Circle of Protection, welcomes the passing of the American Rescue Plan. This bill is especially important for poor and low-income people who have been struggling for a year now. We see this as an important step to recovery and helping communities that have been disproportionately affected by the dual health and economic crises.