Media Advisories & Press Releases

1.11.22 - Sojourners applauds President Biden’s vocal, forceful support of changing the Senate rules to ensure critical voting rights and pro-democracy legislation can move forward. Sojourners calls on the Senate to heed the urgency expressed by the President in his speech in Atlanta today and act to strengthen our democracy.

12.20.21 - In reaction to Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-W.Va.) weekend announcement withdrawing his support for President Biden's Build Back Better legislation, Sojourners President Adam Taylor said the following.

12.13.21 - Sojourners has joined 114 other faith-based organizations, representing five world faith traditions, in signing a letter which calls on World Trade Organization member countries to act before year’s end to waive Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights rules. This would increase access to COVID vaccines and treatments globally, a moral necessity.

11.19.21 - Sojourners applauds the House passage of the Build Back Better Act this morning. This bill includes historic investments that will ensure the most needy and vulnerable receive the care and support they deserve. As people of faith, we now call on the Senate to prioritize passing this historic legislation and retain or strengthen provisions that benefit our families and communities.

11.18.21 - President Biden’s Build Back Better bill, a historic investment that would benefit the lives of millions of American families, will move to the House floor for a vote tonight. As people of faith, we call for the full passage of this bill. Investing in healthcare, education, creation care, housing, and nutrition are all faith imperatives and civic virtues.

Sojourners in the News

Source: NPR All Things Considered | Adrian Florido

The Reverend Adam Russell Taylor of Sojourners, a Christian social justice group, says the president was putting his finger on how commonly people wrap themselves in Dr. King's legacy for political expedience.

Source: Newsweek | Adam Russell Taylor

I grew up in the shadow of the civil rights struggle believing that my generation inherited the unfinished business of the civil rights movement. I failed to imagine the degree to which the struggle for voting rights would become part and parcel to that unfinished business. The health and future of democracy are facing their greatest test since the height of that struggle.

Source: Center for American Progress | Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons

The Center for American Progress interviewed one of the country’s most influential Christian leaders, the Rev. Adam Russell Taylor, in December 2021 via email in an effort to understand more about Christian political engagement at this moment in history—and find inspiration from influential historical leaders such as the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Source: The Dallas Morning News | Benjamin J. Dueholm

Melissa Florer-Bixler, a pastor writing in Sojourners, has a theory: pastors are joining the “Great Resignation,” burned out and overmatched by the ingrained attitudes and financial struggles of congregations. Despite the space in our national discussion taken up by huge churches and their leaders, Florer-Bixler points out that most churches in the U.S. are small. Their clergy are not famous or prominent. And many of those clergy, especially the younger ones, are experiencing “the incompatibility between the teachings of Jesus Christ and the practices of many who claim to follow him.”

Source: Baptist News Global | Adam Russell Taylor

The United States Congress is currently considering a series of bold investments in American families and communities that will better enable all of us to pursue our God-given potential while protecting the most vulnerable in our society. As a Baptist pastor and as a father, I urge our elected leaders to support these critical investments, which are both a moral and prudential imperative.