Media Advisories & Press Releases

5.24-25.22 - In solidarity with the nonviolence movement in Ukraine, a high-level delegation of religious leaders will travel to Kyiv in an emergency intervention seeking to contribute to stopping the aggression and bombing in Ukraine and to pray for an immediate ceasefire and a just peace. 

5.12.22 - In response to the leaked draft of the Supreme Court opinion in the Dobbs v. Jackson case that directly overturns Roe v. Wade, Sojourners released the following statement.

3.1.22 - Tonight’s State of the Union Address was President Biden’s opportunity to articulate a path towards Beloved Community where life is honored and dignified, and the power of relationships is sacred.  The speech outlined a vision for a truly democratic society where people are no longer separated based on where they live, what they look like, how they pray, and who they vote for but come together based on a love for the common good.

2.25.22 - Sojourners applauds President Biden’s nomination of U.S. Circuit Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve as the 104th associate justice of the United States Supreme Court.

2.24.22 - Sojourners unequivocally condemns the Russian government’s unjustified attacks on its neighbor Ukraine. Every nation has the right to self-determination and the right to live in peace alongside its neighbors —rights that President Vladimir Putin has recklessly violated. Sojourners also condemns in the strongest possible terms Putin's veiled threat to use nuclear weapons.

Sojourners in the News

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: 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: 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.