Adam Taylor

Executive Director
Rev. Adam Russell Taylor is the Executive Director of Sojourners and author of Mobilizing Hope: Faith-Inspired Activism for a Post Civil Rights Generation.
 
Taylor previously led the Faith Initiative at the World Bank Group and served as the Vice President of Advocacy at World Vision U.S. and the Senior Political Director at Sojourners. He has also served as the executive director of Global Justice, an organization that educates and mobilizes students around global human rights and economic justice. Taylor is a graduate of Emory University, the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, and the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology. Taylor is ordained in the American Baptist Church and serves at the Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, Va.

Posts By This Author

One in the Body

by Adam Taylor 11-01-2010

Lessons of solidarity and hope from the movement against AIDS.

Supporting the Poor Stimulates the Economy

by Adam Taylor 02-11-2009

World AIDS Day: Mourning, Celebration, and Rededication

by Adam Taylor 12-02-2008
Yesterday our nation and world commemorated the 20th global observance of World AIDS Day.

Obama and the Beloved Community: Are We There Yet?

by Adam Taylor 11-10-2008
Many have commented on how Senator Obama's election has the power and potential to recast and redeem America's image in the world, usher in a new style of politics rooted in bridge-building and pro

Just as You Did for the Middle Class, You Also Did For Me

by Adam Taylor 10-08-2008
In the all too familiar script of presidential elections and debates, these words have essentially replaced the words of Jesus.

Dalit Converts to Christianity Face Persecution and Violence (Unveiling India's Apartheid, Part 3)

by Adam Taylor 07-03-2008

As you were singing carols, placing the last presents under the tree, and worshiping at a Christmas Eve service this past year, Indian Christians halfway across the world were being victimized by the largest attack on the Christian community in India's democratic history. The complex and combustible layers of caste-based oppression and religious persecution came to a head on Dec. 24, 2007, through a spate of violence in the Kandhamal District of Orissa state. During the course of [...]

Seeds of Liberation (Unveiling India's Apartheid, Part 2)

by Adam Taylor 07-02-2008

As our motorcade approached the Dalit village of Nayagarh, we could see the bright and brilliant image of 500 Dalit women gathered to welcome us, their saris forming a kaleidoscope of color. Cheers and whistles erupted from the crowd of women as we approached. I felt like a presidential candidate as I passed through the crowd, shaking as many hands as I could reach, wanting to make human contact with women whose dignity is so often demeaned and whose worth too often dismissed. These women [...]

Unveiling India's Apartheid (Part 1)

by Adam Taylor 07-01-2008

In the shadow of India's economic miracle lies a people often deemed untouchable, largely impoverished, and seemingly invisible. Bubbling beneath the shimmering image of a new India is a cauldron of inequality, caste-based subordination, and religious tension that could boil over into even greater civil strife and violence. At the center of these forces lies the Dalit struggle. While Dalit rights are often denied and hopes are crushed, growing political, economic, and spiritual empowerment [...]

Recapturing MLK's Radical Vision

by Adam Taylor 04-02-2008

I have become increasingly convinced that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has become the victim of identity theft. Too often we domesticate King, sanitizing his radical message and selectively choosing his words. Our nation embraces the King of Montgomery and Selma but suffers amnesia about the King of Memphis who called for a living wage, or the King of Riverside who spoke out boldly against the war in Vietnam. Dr. King would be deeply disturbed by the crass materialism and naked narcissism of [...]

Why America Needs the Uncensored Prophetic Voice of the Black Church

by Adam Taylor 03-18-2008

The media frenzy over the remarks of Barack Obama's former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, raise critical challenge to the prophetic role and voice of the black church. These "incendiary" remarks have set off a firestorm in the media, exposing the deep divide that exists on Sundays - America's most segregated hour of the week. This controversy serves as a stark reminder that the problem of the color line that still divides the U.S. and its churches. This often misguided debate obscures the [...]

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