Sojourners magazine and Sojourners' online publication sit at the intersection of faith, politics, and culture. Our coverage goes beyond the trending headlines to uncover and explore in depth the hidden injustices in the world around us. Our call to prophetic interrogation means we seek the truth as informed by our biblical roots.
Sojourners' three key commitments are racial and social justice, life and peace, and environmental stewardship. As such, much of our coverage and advocacy explores the following issue areas.
Human-induced climate change is responsible for major ecological disruptions that affect the poor and vulnerable first and most heavily. From low-income residents of New York City to subsistence farmers in sub-Saharan Africa, those who are most affected by environmental degradation are those who are least able to respond. We tell those stories and keep our readers updated on the latest policy changes and cutting-edge advancements in sustainability.
The 11 million undocumented women, men, and children in the United States are our brothers and sisters. They are our neighbors and church members. They each have a story to tell. We follow those stories as our country attempts to navigate a broken system, a polarized political process, a changing demographic, and a new reality for how our nation looks and worships.
Peace & Nonviolence
Sojourners magazine's predecessor, The Post-American's initial mission was to bring the call to end the Vietnam War into the evangelical church. In the years since, Sojourners has played a leading role in the movement for nuclear disarmament, opposing the first Gulf War, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and threats of attack against Iran. In a new era of terror groups like ISIS and Boko Haram, our commitment to peacemaking and in-depth exploration into nonviolent responses to war remains firm.
Poverty & Budget
Wealthy special interests, large corporations, and those with political power influence our system of government for their own gain. Sojourners seeks to lift up the voices of those who aren’t being heard, to deconstruct the misinformation that surrounds the budget process, and to hold leaders accountable for their actions that affect the "least of these."
From Ferguson to Baltimore to neighborhoods across the country — and globe — Sojourners follows the #BlackLivesMatter movement to tell the stories others won't. They are stories like faith leaders making a difference to heal their communities and young people working together to create a new movement for equality. We work to expose the lies that fuel racism, privilege, and a broken criminal justice system.
Women & Girls
Since the 1970s, Sojourners has been committed to resisting sexism in all its forms, while affirming the integrity and equality of women and men in the church and in the larger world. Sojourners magazine was one of the first evangelical publications to lift up feminism, and today a new generation is looking to us as a “go-to” place for women’s voices in faith communities. From closing the pay gap to paid family leave to confronting sexism in the media, Sojourners covers issues of gender justice on all fronts.