I shared with many of you last week that I was honored to be selected by Sojourners as one of 50 “Greatest Social Justice Leaders We've Never Heard Of”. Sojourners has invited me to attend their inaugural Summit, “World Change Through Faith and Justice” to be held at Georgetown University in Washington DC next month.
I have long been an admirer of Sojourners, a community started in the early 1970s by a group of students at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School whose motto is “Faith in Action for Social Justice”.
In our polarized world, no organization is as well-respected as Sojourners by liberals and conservatives, Democrats and Republicans, Protestants-Catholics-Evangelicals and most major faith groups. Jim Wallis, founder of Sojourners and a New York Times best-selling author, often appears on national talk shows when a word of wisdom is needed to cut through the banal “talking points” of the left and right. Sojourners is “an influential voice at the intersection of faith, politics and culture”.