Sojourners is one of the largest, most effective Christian social justice organizations in the United States. Our mission is to articulate the biblical call to social justice, inspiring hope and building a movement to transform individuals, communities, the church, and the world. Our high profile in the media, broad reach, educational resources, award-winning magazine, and myriad of partnerships enable us to conduct effective campaigns on a number of issues. We reach nearly 2 million every week on our website and 250,000 each week via email. We have more than 200,000 online activists in all 50 states, including 60,000 pastors and congregational leaders.
For the last forty-two years, Sojourners (www.sojo.net) – led by Jim Wallis -has called for an end to divisive and fear-driven rhetoric while building support among Christian communities for addressing many of our nation’s and world’s greatest challenges. Over the past several years, Sojourners has focused our work on sustained cultural change in the evangelical community through outreach to cultural influencers and through a quickly growing grassroots education strategy. We have successfully worked toward these goals through coalition building, speaking at all the major national Christian conferences, creating audience-appropriate educational materials for congregations, holding local leadership training and clergy education initiatives, and engaging in substantial media outreach. This has resulted in the creation of a network of supporters ranging from denominational leadership and megachurch pastors to small town local clergy in target states, who collectively have the capacity to reach tens of millions of people.
In particular, we have had remarkable success in bringing together unlikely faith partners from across the theological and political spectrum and moving the needle on difficult issues. We have earned credibility from conservatives and progressives through our work in leading respectful civil dialogue and offering support for the best ideas, regardless of political ideology. We have developed relationships with hundreds of established and emerging leaders across the political spectrum from a variety of sectors – top business leaders and cloud leaders at the World Economic Forum, influential academics and evangelicals, presidents of national and international NGOs, advocates, and leaders in human rights, think tanks, and journalism, among others.