Sojourners is an international network of folks just like you who strive to put their faith in action in practical, transformative ways. Seekers and skeptics, students and teachers, pastors and ministers, parents and prophets, young and old, and in between — all are welcome. Find out how you can connect, learn, grow, and take steps to transform the world together. Below you'll find a list of our active campaigns — click each one to find out about news, actions, events, and how to connect!
SojoAction: Climate Justice
We are living into a new era of climate change. Intense floods, cyclones, droughts, and wildfires are escalating in intensity and pushing the boundaries of extreme weather. Vulnerable communities, most often people of color and low-income people, already bear the disproportionate burdens of climate change.
Grassroots organizing by young people has ushered the climate crisis into the national conversation in ways never seen before. I believe people of faith are uniquely called and positioned to play a pivotal role in the national zeitgeist on climate change by providing moral leadership and clarity in the wake of such a moral emergency. We do this through building mobilizing power in congregations nationwide to advocate for transformative, just, and compassionate policies at every level of government.
We hope to provide definition to the climate crisis in ways that become palatable and energizing for people of faith through storytelling, handing the mic to those most afflicted, pushing for culture change, and leading from biblical rootedness. Join us.
The movement of people is as natural as the flow of water. In harmony with creation and the native people of the land people have the right to migrate whether for survival or flourishing.
Sojourners immigration advocacy centers around honoring the God-given dignity of every person, protecting family unity, and promoting thriving communities.
El movimiento humano es tan natural como el flujo del agua. En harmonía con la creación y los pueblos originarios de una tierra, la gente tiene el derecho a migrar ya sea para sobrevivir o florecer.
Sojourners centra sus esfuerzos de defensoría de inmigración en honrar la dignidad dada por Dios a cada persona, proteger la unidad familiar y crear comunidades prósperas.
SojoAction: Nonviolence and Peace
Blessed are those who make peace. Since Sojourners began in 1971, we have emphasized nonviolence, peace, and restorative justice to build up the reign of God. From early protest against the Vietnam War and anti-torture campaigns to addressing today’s issues of drone warfare, mass shootings, non-state armed conflicts, and nuclear weapons, our commitment to peacemaking and in-depth exploration into nonviolent responses to violence remains firm.
We are working toward a world like the prophet Isaiah envisioned — where swords are turned into plowshares and nations study war no more.
SojoAction: Economic Justice
Our economic justice work is focused on policy changes aimed at reforming government systems and economic institutions and principles to allow all people to have the foundation and stability to support their families, churches and communities, and live dignified, productive lives.
Our work seeks to address the root causes of injustices and address long-term needs through public and collective actions aimed at political and structural changes. It is much broader than typical individual acts of charity done by many individuals and churches because those only seek to address the effects of injustices and respond to immediate needs and, while important, fall far short of addressing the needs of the millions of Americans living in poverty.
- Eradication of extreme poverty and hunger in the United States by 2030
- Increase the federal minimum wage
- Protect and strengthen critical safety net programs that are proven to reduce poverty and hunger such as SNAP, WIC, and low-income and affordable housing
- Support families through access to affordable child care, paid family medical leave, and parental leave
- Ensure financial and physical health of every American by strengthening and protecting the Affordable Care Act, closing the Medicaid coverage gap, and reduce prescription drug prices
SojoAction: Racial Justice
Racism is sin. From our beginning, a commitment to advancing racial justice and reconciliation has been at the heart of Sojourners' mission, ministry, and work. The legacy of slavery, segregation, racial violence, and of the dehumanization of African Americans in this country continues to manifest itself today. People of color are constantly at risk due to enduring systems of oppression, including due to abuses of power by law enforcement that reinforce a broken criminal justice system. Sojourners is calling on the church and the nation to repent from combat the evils of racism, white nationalism, and white supremacy, which are an assault on the image of God.
We are building upon and expanding the work of the Make the Covenant movement, which was organized in response to the alarmingly high and senseless murders of African Americans across the country at the hands of law enforcement. Sojourners is working to convene and equip clergy and civic leaders to take a stand against police violence and the brutal dehumanization that has resulted in the deaths of far too many African American and Latinx women and men in this country. We are committed to engaging and mobilizing people of faith to become agents of change as we continue the unfinished work of the civil rights movement.
SojoAction: Women and Girls
Since the 1970s, Sojourners has been committed to resisting sexism and misogyny by advocating for a world where women and men are given equal respect and opportunity in the church and beyond. To help that vision become reality, the Women and Girls Campaign works to address gender-based violence from a faith-based perspective, and seeks to close the gender gap in church leadership through storytelling, scripture analysis, and resource-sharing.