Since the 1970s, Sojourners has been committed to resisting sexism in all its forms, while affirming the integrity and equality of women and men in the church and in the larger world. Through biblical education, creative advocacy, and bridge building, we champion policies at home and abroad that fortify women’s health and dignity through eliminating gender discrimination and abuse, increasing economic empowerment, and supporting women's leadership in the church and beyond.
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She Shall Prophesy
In December, the Violence Against Women Act is scheduled to expire, and we can’t let that happen. Since VAWA’s implementation in 1994, the number of domestic violence cases per year has decreased 53 percent, but we still have a long way to go. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (Texas) has introduced an expanded VAWA that would provide more stable housing for those getting out of abusive relationships, increase funding for education and violence prevention, expand protections for Native women, and enact policies to prevent guns from getting in the hands of violent offenders. Click here to encourage your representative to co-sponsor the bill.
This is the most important legislation for addressing domestic and sexual violence.
Bringing Sexual Harassment in Housing Out from Behind Closed Doors
A murkiness in the numbers, combined with a lack of training and awareness, has made sexual harassment in housing a widespread, yet under the radar, problem.
How engaging in deep conversations about holistic sexuality and sexual ethics is unique within the black church.
Collectively, they are shaping the church into a more inclusive, daring, honest, and action-oriented community of believers.
As many in the SBC eagerly await the creation of a predator database, Sojourners sought to better understand the impact databases have in other denominations.
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Sojourners lifts up the voices of diverse women, champions policies that promote women's empowerment, and educates churches and people of faith on the biblical basis of gender equity. Help support this important work!