Media Advisories & Press Releases

Today, Sojourners named Sandi Villarreal as the publication’s new Executive Editor. Sandi, with eight years of experience at Sojourners leading the web team, will lead Sojourners’ dynamic brand of Christian social justice news and commentary. 

Today, Sojourners announced an expanded role in the organization for longtime magazine Editor Jim Rice which will tap his editorial, messaging and mobilizing experience. Jim’s organizing history will be helpful to the SojoAction team’s work to develop resources for the new Faith-Rooted Activist Network.

Rev. Jim Wallis, along with fellow members of the Circle of Protection, issued a statement on Trump's proposed budget to Congress and affirmed the Christian responsibiltiy to protect our country's most vulnerable populations. 

Last week, Sojourners, alongside more than 50 other Christian leaders convened by the Circle of Protection, asked all of the presidential candidates, Republican and Democrat, to send a video explaining what they “would do as president to offer help and opportunity to poor and hungry people in the United States and around the world.” 

Today, Rev. Jim Wallis released a brand-new podcast to interview presidential candidates ahead of the 2020 election. In the second season of Wallis’s “Soul of the Nation” podcast, candidates discuss moral questions at the intersection of faith and politics. 

Sojourners in the News

Source: Associated Press | Elana Schor

When Pete Buttigieg launched his first statewide television ad in South Carolina two months ago, its opening lines may have sounded familiar to a churchgoer.

Source: The Washington Post | Vanessa Williams

Just before the Christmas holiday, a fight broke out among some on the religious right after Christianity Today magazine published an editorial calling President Trump “grossly immoral” and saying he should be removed from office.

Source: America Magazine | Dennis Sadowski

The statement was developed by the National Council of Churches and Sojourners, a Washington-based Christian organization that addresses social justice concerns.

Source: Associated Press News | Elana Schor

Jim Wallis, founder of the Christian social justice group Sojourners, described the drowning of a father and his toddler daughter who attempted to cross the border as a test of faith for policymakers. Many devout Latino voters who are being courted to vote Republican next year “believe that’s a religious question,” Wallis said.

Source: The Economist | Bruce Clark

Jim Wallis, a prolific writer who is one of the best-known figures on America’s religious left, says the case was crystal-clear: “He is being prosecuted for following the command of Jesus, which is to feed the hungry, refresh the thirsty and invite in the stranger.” The case was so simple that it should not be a matter of political contention, he thought.