Source: The Washington Post | Emily McFarlan Miller

At this year’s biennial meeting — part business meeting, part worship service, part “family reunion,” as Blackmon described it — keynote speakers include Sikh social justice activist and filmmaker Valarie Kaur and the Rev. Adam Russell Taylor, the new president of Sojourners.

Source: CNN | Diana Butler Bass

The seventies were the high-water mark of progressive evangelicalism, a social activist brand of conservative Protestantism (represented by figures like Jim Wallis and Sojourners magazine) that was widely popular, especially among younger evangelical Christians who opposed to the Vietnam War, embraced feminism and civil rights and sought to address economic injustice.

Source: Fox News | Brooke Singman

The White House is also partnering with Faiths4Vaccines—a multi-faith coalition of 46 faith-based organizations including the Christian Community Development Association, the National Association of Evangelicals, the Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers, Sojourners, the National Council of Churches, the Union for Reform Judaism, the National African American Clergy Network, the Catholic Health Association, the Islamic Medical Association of North America, and more.

Source: The Washington Post

“Several of our folks were speakers at protests and were articulating a theological voice in the midst of this time calling for accountability and transparency and justice,” said the Rev. Terrance McKinley, director of racial justice and mobilizing for Sojourners.

Source: The Washington Post | Jim Wallis

The COVID-19 pandemic was revelatory; that’s a term that speaks to our nation’s spiritual transformation more than it does to our politics.

Source: The Christian Post | Leonardo Blair

Christian social justice organization Sojourners said in a statement: 

"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, the Rev. Adam Russell Taylor, gave the following joint statement in response.

Source: The Miami Herald | Leonard Pitts Jr.

Granted, the 1980s was hardly the first time — or the last — people allowed their politics to be informed by their faith. As the lives and ministries of Jim Wallis, Jeremiah Wright, William Barber II and Martin Luther King, Jr. amply attest, the progressive left has often done the same thing.

Source: Religion News Service | Jim Wallis and Barbara Williams-Skinner

There’s a preacher in the house — or at least, in the Senate. “A vote is a kind of prayer — to God.” That’s what Sen. Raphael Warnock, Georgia’s first Black senator, said in his first floor speech in the Senate chamber.

Source: Religion News Service | Jim Wallis

It isn’t often that a bill comes before Congress that is principled, pragmatic and popular.

Source: Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks

Jones’ case has drawn attention from faith leaders — including Dallas megachurch pastor and author Bishop T.D. Jakes and Sojourners founder Jim Wallis — who ramped up their support for the inmate as Monday’s hearing neared. Some expressed concern that racism and false testimony may have figured in Jones’ case.

Source: Christianity Today | Rebecca Randall

Speaking this week on behalf of an Oklahoma death row inmate who claims he did not commit the murder for which he’s served 20 years in prison, pastor T. D. Jakes said, “If Jesus acquitted the guilty, then surely he would advocate for the innocent.”

Jakes is among a group of Christian leaders, including Sojourners’ Jim Wallis, who are advocating for clemency for Julius Jones.

Source: Los Angeles Times | Jaweed Kaleem

Signers of letter, called “Say No To Christian Nationalism,” included Jerushah Duford, the granddaughter of the late Rev. Billy Graham, and the Rev. Jim Wallis, the founder of Sojourners, a prominent progressive Christian advocacy organization.

Source: Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks

Sojourners founder Jim Wallis expressed his concern that “the risk of false testimony, the evidence of racism, and the finality of a death sentence” are reasons for a commutation for Jones, a Black man convicted in the death of a white man.

Source: HuffPost | Carol Kuruvilla

Rev. Adam Russell Taylor, president of the progressive faith organization Sojourners, told HuffPost that conspiracy groups like the Proud Boys are “antithetical to the Christian faith and values.”

Source: The Tablet | Liz Dodd

The Evangelical preacher who is a leading voice on the religious left says that the idol of white supremacy underpins conservative Catholicism in the United States as well as the conservative Protestant Churches.

Source: Religion News Service | Jack Jenkins

They were joined by the Rev. Eugene Cho, CEO of the Christian advocacy group Bread for the World; Lisa Sharon Harper, author, activist and founder and president of FreedomRoad.us; the Rev. Jim Wallis, founder of Christian advocacy group Sojourners; Shane Claiborne, founding member of The Simple Way; and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, an evangelical Christian author, minister and activist.

Source: The Hill | Eboo Patel

As our friend Rev. Jim Wallis, who also served with us on President Obama’s Faith Council, often said, there should indeed be a separation of church and state, but not a divide between government, diverse religious communities and issues of moral concern.

Source: Bloomberg | Francis Wilkinson

Sojourners, a pillar of the American religious left that was founded during the Vietnam War, is working on its own curriculum to address polarization in churches.

Source: Religion News Service | Yonat Shimron and Adelle M. Banks

The effort began when Mohamed Elsanousi, executive director of the Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers and former director of interfaith relations for the Islamic Society of North America, reached out to Sojourners founder Jim Wallis and other faith leaders who had organized a COVID-19-related National Day of Mourning and Lament on June 1.

Source: The Washington Post | Kristin Kobes Du Mez

Even today, there are influential evangelicals like the Rev. Jim Wallis who argue that true evangelicalism embraces a progressive social vision, not the “bigotry, xenophobia and misogyny” of the Trump era.