Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch | William C. Mims

Jim Wallis, the founder of Sojourners, puts it this way: “Our task should not be to invoke … the name of God by claiming God’s blessing and endorsement for all our … policies and practices — saying, in effect, that God is on our side. Rather, as Abraham Lincoln said, we should pray and worry earnestly whether we are on God’s side.”

Source: WBUR | Meghna Chakrabarti

Mike Pence tells Liberty University graduates to prepare to be "shunned" and "ridiculed" for being Christian. Is he right?

Source: Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla
The fact that most white evangelical Christians are willing to overlook President Donald Trump’s infidelity, his dishonesty, his disparaging rhetoric toward immigrants and refugees, and the multiple accusations of sexual misconduct lodged against him suggests that their views on morality have changed dramatically.
Source: Boston Globe | Margery Eagan

Just in time for Easter comes Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg. Married and gay. Catholic turned Episcopalian. A social justice progressive who speaks easily about his faith and God, as Democrats rarely do

Source: Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla
Evangelical leaders want to discredit the kind of progressive Christianity that the Democratic mayor advocates.
Source: Presbyterian News Service | Rich Copley

“The forefront of social movements has been people of faith, just like yourselves,” said the Rev. Adam R. Taylor of Sojourners, who shared a Saturday morning plenary speaking spot with Ana Garcia-Ashley of the Gamaliel Foundation.

Source: Grist | Rachel Ramirez

Melody Zhang’s fascination with the environment, “God’s creation,” began when she was a kid and uttered her first words in Chinese: 出去, which means “Go outside.”

Source: USA Today | Kirsten Powers

Does the country need an awakening of the Christian left? Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg thinks so.

There’s rising concern that the crises will boost the ranks of young people disillusioned by organized religion.

Source: Eternity News | John Sandeman

Just as in the US, Australia is becoming polarised between right and left. Some Christians, though, want to be both faithful and support social justice. Indeed, they feel commanded to pursue both. And they still believe they can. The Washington-based group called Sojourners has long bridged this divide.

Source: The New Yorker | Eliza Griswold

The growing number of evangelicals of color have begun pushing in earnest for more of a political voice in the church. 

Hundreds of Christians have converged on Australia’s Parliament House this week to meet with politicians and ask them to increase the nation’s commitment to Australian Aid.

The theme of the event is "Faith in Action: Living your spirituality to help others," and it's a message Wallis has been spreading for decades as the founder of Sojourners.

The first day of Voices For Justice 2018 finished with an address from keynote speaker Rev Adam Taylor, the Executive Director of US Christian advocacy group Sojourners.

Transformed nonconformity is a spiritual practice. In Mobilizing Hope, Adam Russell Taylor of Sojourners says the church needs to find ways “to inspire and mobilize a committed minority of transformed nonconformists who creatively apply their faith in fresh, bold, and innovative ways.”

Source: Deseret News | Kelsey Dallas

Wallis grew up in Detroit in the 1950s and 1960s, gradually becoming aware of the city's complicated racial politics. His white church didn't acknowledge the struggles of the city's black residents, and he wanted to know why.

Why are thousands of churchgoing Christians supporting a political agenda that would ban immigrants from our shores, ignore growing income inequality, demean women and fail to address climate change?

Source: Baptist News Global | Jay Robinson

An invitation to come to the table can be warm and welcoming. Often it means someone has prepared a meal for us to enjoy. For me, the idea of coming to the table has taken on new significance over the past six years.

Waves of religious groups are mustering passionate get-out-the-vote efforts in the final hours before the heated midterm elections, with clergy pushing the faithful to the polls in ways that stand to aid both Republicans and Democrats.

As the 2018 midterm elections approach, the schisms suggest evangelical Christians, who make up a quarter of the population, may not be as solidly supportive of President Donald Trump and the Republican Party as many suspect.