Jessica Turner

Communications Assistant

Jessica joined the Sojourners team in September 2012 as the communications assistant. Prior to joining Sojourners, Jessica spent one year as a member of the Episcopal Service Corps in Baltimore. During her year of service, she realized her passion for advocacy and activism.

Growing up as a military child Jessica has lived in many places, but calls North Carolina home. A graduate of Elon University in May 2011, she credits her college’s emphasis on service learning with sparking her interest in social justice.

Jessica enjoys traveling, reading, listening to music, and volunteering around the city.

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The Top 10 Stories of December 6, 2012

by Jessica Turner 12-06-2012

Quote of the Day.
“If we are ever going to get what we want, we have to be politically involved. Politics has a currency. It has votes and money. Our community has been known for votes, and now it has to be known for money.” Henry Muñoz III, San Antonio architectural-design-firm owner, on building a Latino political organization that will help shape the national debate.
(Washington Post)

The Top 10 Stories of December 5, 2012

by Jessica Turner 12-05-2012

Quote of the Day
“The economic rebound in Asia following the global economic crisis of 2008 has accelerated sales of both passenger and freight vehicles as well as power generation. This is putting pressure on urban air quality in the region.” Sophie Punte, Clean Air Asia’s executive director, on worsening air pollution in Asian cities.
(New York Times)

The Top 10 Stories of December 4, 2012

by Jessica Turner 12-04-2012

Quote of the day.
"It wasn't like a battle, you know. He pretty much got ambushed, that makes it difficult." Jim Russell on the loss of his son killed during an attack by Afghan soldiers entrusted to work alongside their U.S. partners.

The Top 10 Stories of December 3, 2012

by Jessica Turner 12-03-2012

Quote of the Day.
“Now we have become a state!” Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, on United Nations General Assembly vote to enhance standing of the Palestinian state.
(New York Times)

The Top 10 Stories of November 30, 2012

by Jessica Turner 11-30-2012

The Top 10 Stories of November 29, 2012

by Jessica Turner 11-29-2012

Quote of the day.
"I'm here to make it absolutely clear that the US is committed and will remain committed to achieving an Aids-free generation.” – US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, launching a blueprint for the eradication of Aids across the globe.

The Top 10 Stories of November 28, 2012

by Jessica Turner 11-28-2012

Quote of the day.
“Bottom line, I’m more disturbed now than I was before.”Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.) on meeting with Susan Rice about her comments following the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.
(Washington Post)

The Top 10 Stories of November 27, 2012

by Jessica Turner 11-27-2012

Quote of the day.
“This Thursday or Friday, when the question is asked, France will vote yes." France Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, on intentions to vote for Palestinian non-member status at the United Nations.
(BBC News)


The Top 10 Stories of November 26, 2012

by Jessica Turner 11-26-2012

Quote of the day
“I still want to close Guantánamo. We haven’t been able to get that through Congress.” President Barack Obama, said during an interview on “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” in mid-October.
(New York Times)

Millennials' Reflections on the New American Values Survey

Sojourners' 2012-2013 interns.

Sojourners' 2012-2013 interns.

On Tuesday, the religion, policy, and politics project at Brookings and the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) hosted a forum to release PRRI's fourth American Values Survey (AVS), a large national, multi-issue survey on religion, values, and public policy.

We sent some of our interns to listen in on the findings. Here's what they thought about some of the issues raised by the report.