Media Advisories & Press Releases

9.20.22 - In response to Governor Ron DeSantis’ recent actions to transport asylum seekers to Martha’s Vineyard, national faith leaders spoke out against the immoral and inhumane deception these migrants experienced.

9.20.2022 - Sojourners has promoted Julie Polter to the position of editor of Sojourners magazine and Betsy Shirley to the position of editor of sojo.net. Longtime Sojourners magazine editor Jim Rice will transition to a part-time senior editor role.

9.20.22 - Faith leaders including Sojourners president Rev. Adam Russell Taylor signed the following letter urging President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken to increase funding to address the global food crisis.

7.28.22 - In response to the deal reached yesterday by Sen. Manchin and Sen. Schumer on the Inflation Reduction Act, Rev. Adam Russell Taylor, president of Sojourners, issued the following statement:...

6.24.22 - For fifty years, women and pregnant people have had the right to make their own reproductive health decisions, including the often difficult decision to end a pregnancy. Today the Supreme Court decision in Dobbs, overturning Roe v. Wade  has radically reshaped that reality for people in as many as 28 states.

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.