Our common life faces many challenges in this time of great division, polarization, and partisanship. In what feels like a Kairos moment, as democracy is threatened nationally and globally, churches are uniquely positioned to bridge many of our divides and serve as a vehicle for renewal and transformation.
Healthy places of worship build the resiliency needed to overcome division and reweave our social fabric. At this time, churches are in even greater need of hope, connection, and vision for personal and systemic transformation, as well as opportunities to put faith in action. By equipping pastors and lay leaders with resources to better live out a call to public discipleship, Sojourners seeks to strengthen a movement to transform our world.
Our Network Commitments
Sojourners is committed to equipping a new generation of innovative faith leaders and organizers empowered to meet the unique needs of this time. The Faith-Rooted Advocate Network builds connections between lay leaders across the nation and exists to resource, activate, convene, and develop local church leaders with a focus on four key areas:
- Church Vitality: Key to our commitment to spiritual renewal and engagement in social justice, the Faith and Justice Clergy Network and FRAN seek to build “thriving churches” equipped to build beloved community. FRAN provides a theological foundation for the work of social justice and resources to sustain and strengthen social justice ministries amid the many demands of this time.
- Courageous Conversations: FRAN equips leaders to engage in constructive dialogue on social and political issues through resources and training that builds community resiliency. FRAN hosts monthly coaching calls for those forming a FRAN community within their congregation.
- Civic Engagement: Fair elections are critical to democracy—and churches are critical in efforts to protect our electoral process. FRAN offers programming that equips congregations to engage in comprehensive civic empowerment through nonpartisan voter engagement, registration, education, protection, and mobilization.
- Faithful Advocacy: Systemic change and transformation requires greater and more effective engagement in political advocacy. FRAN provides tools and strategies for congregational leaders to harness their influence and create lasting change.
Visit our Resources page to access all available curriculum and toolkits.