The Common Good

Media Advisories and Press Releases

Sojourners 09/01/2008
A group of seven prominent pro-life Catholic and Evangelical leaders today implored the Republican Party to reverse its decision to remove abortion platform language calling on “all persons of good will, whether across the political aisle or within our party, to work together to reduce the incidence of abortion.”
Sojourners 08/12/2008
During a teleconference on Tuesday, August 12th, evangelical and Catholic leaders responded to the positive step forward that the Democratic Platform Committee has taken in establishing common ground that will help lead to abortion reduction.
Sojourners 07/10/2008
Today, Iowa Faith leaders in partnership with the coalition of Christians For Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CCIR) spoke during a telephone press conference on the recent abuse suffered by immigrant workers in the state at the Agriprocessors plant in Postville and in flood recovery efforts in Eastern Iowa. The speakers included Rev. Catherine Quehl-Engel, Chaplain of Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Bishop Alan Scarfe, Episcopal Diocese of Iowa, Bishop Steven L. Ullestad, Northeastern Iowa Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Bishop Gregory Palmer, Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, Rev. Julia Rendon of the Iowa Conference of the United Church of Christ and Patty Kupfer, Manager of Partnerships with America’s Voice.
Sojourners 07/01/2008
Evangelical leader Jim Wallis, author of The Great Awakening and President of Sojourners, the largest network of progressive Christians in the United States, today issued a statement in response to Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama’s proposal to form a new President’s Council for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships within the White House.
Sojourners 06/24/2008
Evangelical leader Jim Wallis, author of The Great Awakening and founder of Sojourners, the largest network of progressive Christians in the United States, today criticized James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, for distorting Barack Obama’s statements on faith and politics at the annual Pentecost Conference in 2006 held by Sojourners.
Sojourners 06/16/2008
On Monday, June 16, 2008, 21 faith leaders representing 16 churches and religious organizations from across Arizona presented a letter to elected officials highlighting their concern about the increasingly hateful rhetoric surrounding the immigration debate.
Sojourners 06/12/2008
At a press conference on Monday, June 16th, faith leaders from diverse congregations and organizations across Arizona will present a letter discussing their concern about the increasingly hateful rhetoric surrounding the immigration debate.
Sojourners 06/10/2008
Religious leaders, representing evangelical and mainline Christians from both Latino and white communities, united today to call on federal, state and local officials in Florida to uphold the values of this welcoming nation and focus on immigration reform. A letter signed by more than thirty local religious leaders from across the state outlines the need for humane immigration reform.
Sojourners 05/23/2008
Sojourners, a monthly publication that addresses issues of faith, politics, and culture from a biblical perspective, received nine awards this month from the Evangelical Press Association (EPA) and 13 awards from the Associated Church Press (ACP) last month.
Sojourners 05/20/2008
Jim Wallis, progressive evangelical leader, author of God’s Politics and The Great Awakening and founder of Sojourners, the largest network of progressive Christians in the United States, discussed the misunderstandings of the media around the Evangelical Manifesto in a series of articles.
Sojourners 04/30/2008
Over 10,000 people participated and 40 churches unified across denominational, political, racial and socio-economic divides to support the first Justice Revival convened by Sojourners, an international social justice ministry.
Sojourners 03/18/2008
Jim Wallis, progressive evangelical leader, author of The Great Awakening and founder of Sojourners, the largest network of progressive Christians in the United States, wrote in his blog in response to controversial statements from Pastor Jeremiah Wright's of Trinity Church in Chicago.
Sojourners 03/07/2008
Sojourners joined the Center for American Progress Action Fund, and Faith and Public Life in conducting a post-election poll in Ohio to demonstrate that self-described evangelicals are not an ideologically monolithic voting bloc, and are more diverse in their views than the media assumes.
Sojourners 01/23/2008
This major shift in the evangelical moral agenda was echoed by a panel of seven leading evangelicals during a live discussion hosted today by Sojourners, Beliefnet and the National Association of Evangelicals in Washington, D.C.
Sojourners 01/16/2008
An interactive panel discussion with evangelical leaders on the significant yet very different role that religion is playing in this presidential election compared to that of 2004.
Sojourners 01/09/2008
Jim Wallis, progressive evangelical leader and founder of Sojourners, the largest network of progressive Christians in the United States, today issued commentary on the New Hampshire primary election results on his blog, God's Politics:
Sojourners 11/12/2007
Christians for Comprehensive Immigration Reform Release Report “A House Divided: Why Americans of Faith Are Concerned About Undocumented Immigrants”
SojoNet 10/18/2007
Jim Wallis and Dr. Richard Land set to square off on the upcoming 2008 election and the impact of the evangelical vote in landmark debate.
SojoNet 10/15/2007
Rev. Paul Sadler and noted author and religious leader Jim Wallis will lead hundreds in preaching, praise and worship on eve of a Sunday march and public witness to Vote Out Poverty in Cleveland and across the nation.
SojoNet 10/15/2007
Three Nationally Renowned Speakers and Authors: Jim Wallis, Naomi Tutu, and Richard Rohr speak at weekend conference and engage participants on politics and spirituality