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Today, the Supreme Court announced its ruling on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) case, stating that the Trump administration’s decision to end the program was arbitrary and capricious, in a 5-4 decision.  
 

Sojourners releases statement on the Supreme Court's decision that ruled gay, lesbian, and transgender workers are protected by federal law forbidding discrimination on the basis of sex.

As we mark the death of 100,000 people in the U.S. from COVID-19, an unprecedented group of 100+ national faith leaders—from Christian, Jewish and Muslim traditions representing major denominations, national faith-based organizations, local congregations, and millions of people of faith across the country—call for a National Day of Mourning and Lament.

More than 10 weeks ago, two white men attacked and killed Ahmaud Arbery while he was jogging in broad daylight. Since then, his attackers have been arrested, but justice does not stop there. On what would have been Ahmaud’s 26th birthday, Sojourners' president Rev. Jim Wallis and executive director Rev. Adam Taylor released a statement.

Sojourners is partnering with Sacred Writes, a Henry R. Luce-grant funded initiative at Northeastern University, to offer three funded writing fellowships for the award-winning publication. 

Sojourners in the News

Source: The Christian Post | Samuel Smith

Interfaith clergy as well as civic leaders in at least 50 cities nationwide declared Monday the National Day of Mourning and Lament for the over 100,000 people who have died in the United States from coronavirus. They also took the time to grieve the deaths of the recent victims of racial injustice.

Source: NPR | All Things Considered with Michel Martin

NPR's Michel Martin talks to Reverend Jim Wallis about the National Day of Mourning and Lament put on by faith leaders across the country to commemorate those who have died from the coronavirus.

Source: HuffPost | Carol Kuruvilla

Rev. Jim Wallis, president of the progressive Christian group Sojourners, called on people of faith to stay at home “until it is healthy and safe to gather again.” Like Barber, Wallis said that this was a way to live out Jesus’ teaching to love your neighbor.

Source: Religion News Service | Jim Wallis and Barbara Williams-Skinner

We believe all human beings are made in the “Imago Dei,” the image and likeness of God — it’s a core tenet of ours and many other faiths. So any strategy that would negate people’s votes because of the color of their skin is not just a partisan tactic, but rather a denial of their Imago Dei, a theological, biblical and spiritual offense to God. Protecting the right to vote affirms the divine imprint and inherent value of all of God’s children.

Source: Noticias Telemundo | María Peña

Por su parte, Sandy Ovalle, activista del grupo cívico Sojourners, dijo a Noticias Telemundo que es urgente valorar la labor de los “trabajadores esenciales” como De León, que en su mayoría son inmigrantes.