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Author Bio

Rev. Adam Russell Taylor is president of Sojourners, an ecumenical Christian organization that works to advance justice and peace. He previously led the Faith Initiative at the World Bank Group, served as Vice President of Advocacy at World Vision U.S., was cofounder and executive director of Global Justice, and was selected as a White House Fellow under the Obama administration. A graduate of the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government and of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, Taylor is ordained in the American Baptist Church and the Progressive National Baptist Convention and serves at the Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia.

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A More Perfect Union

Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
Author of Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own

"Rev. Adam Russell Taylor offers a path forward to making real the beloved community—a new consensus—for our time. Read this book carefully. Take note of the “beatitudes” at the heart of this bold vision and, together, let us get about the hard work of building a new America."

Nikki Toyama-Szeto
President, Christians for Social Action

"Taylor separates the truth from lies, and unlocks the foundations that feed into the discord and fragmentation we see. His insights weave together a compelling picture, that transcends the current divides and help us to re-imagine what life together might look like. Taylor helps us to dream bigger AND usher the beloved community into our neighborhoods."

Jim Wallis
Founder and Ambassador of Sojourners

"This essential book reframes and renews the vision from our earliest history, in the civil rights movement, to some of the most hopeful and powerful new examples of it today. I recommend this special book to everyone who wants to understand and feel how the beatitudes of the beloved community can make us refreshed, better, and stronger."