Media Advisories & Press Releases

Georgetown and the University’s McCourt School of Public Policy today announced that Jim Wallis, founder of the Christian social justice organization Sojourners, will join the McCourt School as the inaugural Chair in Faith and Justice.

5.27.21 - Sojourners is proud to welcome Adwoa Rey as Chief Advancement Officer. In her role she will direct and oversee Sojourners Advancement department, and lead the growth and implementation of Sojourners fundraising efforts, including the public phase of its first-ever capital campaign, coinciding with its 50th anniversary.

5.25.2021 - Faiths4Vaccines, a multifaith coalition of religious leaders and medical professionals working to resolve gaps in vaccine outreach, is hosting a national summit on Wednesday, May 26 to support equitable and far-reaching vaccine distribution in the United States. 

5.24.2021 - Sojourners is launching El Camino - The Way, a collection of sermons from various faith leaders calling for just immigration policies and encouraging their congregations to understand immigration as a theological issue and join advocacy efforts.

4.28.2021 - Sojourners’ President, Rev. Adam Russell Taylor, and Founder, Rev. Jim Wallis, applaud President Biden’s American Families Plan released today. The American Families Plan, along with the American Jobs Plan, build onto the American Rescue Plan which was signed into law earlier this year.

Sojourners in the News

Source: The Washington Post | Emily McFarlan Miller

At this year’s biennial meeting — part business meeting, part worship service, part “family reunion,” as Blackmon described it — keynote speakers include Sikh social justice activist and filmmaker Valarie Kaur and the Rev. Adam Russell Taylor, the new president of Sojourners.

Source: CNN | Diana Butler Bass

The seventies were the high-water mark of progressive evangelicalism, a social activist brand of conservative Protestantism (represented by figures like Jim Wallis and Sojourners magazine) that was widely popular, especially among younger evangelical Christians who opposed to the Vietnam War, embraced feminism and civil rights and sought to address economic injustice.

Source: Fox News | Brooke Singman

The White House is also partnering with Faiths4Vaccines—a multi-faith coalition of 46 faith-based organizations including the Christian Community Development Association, the National Association of Evangelicals, the Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers, Sojourners, the National Council of Churches, the Union for Reform Judaism, the National African American Clergy Network, the Catholic Health Association, the Islamic Medical Association of North America, and more.

Source: The Washington Post

“Several of our folks were speakers at protests and were articulating a theological voice in the midst of this time calling for accountability and transparency and justice,” said the Rev. Terrance McKinley, director of racial justice and mobilizing for Sojourners.

Source: The Washington Post | Jim Wallis

The COVID-19 pandemic was revelatory; that’s a term that speaks to our nation’s spiritual transformation more than it does to our politics.