Media Advisories & Press Releases
10.21.21 - The Freedom to Vote Act (S. 2747), a consequential piece of legislation that would have protected the right to vote for millions of American citizens, failed in cloture yesterday. Since 1965, each of the four reauthorizations of the Voting Rights Act passed with overwhelming support from Congress. In 2006, President George W. Bush signed the last VRA reauthorization after both the House of Representatives (390-33) and the Senate (98-0) approved the measure following an exhaustive review of evidence and testimony demonstrating both its effectiveness and its continued need. This issue is not partisan—it is about people. And the people have a right to vote and our government have a duty to preserve it.
10.19.21 - On Wednesday, October 20, the Washington Interfaith Staff Community (WISC) will host a 12-hour prayer vigil on Capitol Hill from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET to urge Congress to pass a robust Build Back Better package that aligns with the moral groundings of so many faith traditions.
10.18.21 - As President Biden and world leaders prepare to travel to Glasgow, Scotland for the Conference of Parties (COP), two dozen clergy and faith leaders representing diverse faith traditions gathered outside the State Department to read from and hand deliver a copy of Faith and Science: An Appeal for COP26, a recently-released multifaith climate action Appeal led by His Holiness Pope Francis.
9.30.21 - In response to the toxic polarization gripping many parts of the country, Sojourners has developed a new curriculum to encourage civil conversation in places of worship, a major facet of American life. Titled “Politically Divided Congregations: A Curriculum for Reconciliation and Transformation,” the 53-page resource includes conversation questions, prayers, and scripture passages meant to deepen participants’ understanding of the biblical call to justice.
9.22.21 - Today’s White House meeting between members of the Council of Protection and Senior Biden Administration officials marked the first meeting with faith leaders on the impact of several Administration efforts to invest in people, infrastructure, and the economy.
Sojourners in the News
Source: The Washington Post | Joseph Hammond
A coterie of faith-based groups, including African American Ministers In Action, Sojourners, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association and the National Council of Churches, have also accused the GOP of “anti-Muslim animus” for its opposition to Syed.
Source: Deseret News | Kelsey Dallas
There’s a budget showdown brewing in Congress, and some faith leaders are urging policymakers to focus on its moral implications. Now is the time for Congress to acknowledge how many American families are suffering and embrace the bold solutions that will honor “the inherent dignity of people shaped in the image of God,” wrote Lauren W. Reliford for Sojourners.
Source: Fox News | Tyler O'Neil
The Rev. Adam Russell Taylor, president of Sojourners, a left-leaning Christian organization, lamented that the Pew poll suggests Americans think of their faith in political terms.
Source: Associated Press
Broadleaf Books is excited to announce the release of a timely and important book from Sojourners President, Rev. Adam Russell Taylor.
Source: Religion News Service | Jack Jenkins
Signers include a diverse array of faith groups, including the Religious Action Center and Union for Reform Judaism, African American Ministers In Action, Sojourners, Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association, National Council of Churches, Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, Church World Service and Friends Committee on National Legislation.