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Ron Sider, who wrote ‘Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger,’ dies at 82

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United StatesRNS Ron Sider, an author, seminary professor and evangelical social justice activist, has died, according to an online update from his son. “I have some bad news:  my father Ron Sider died suddenly last night [27th July, 2022], of a cardiac arrest,” Ted Snider wrote in a post on his father’s Substack newsletter website. […]

Essay: Sedition and silence

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Sojourners founder JIM WALLIS, in an article first published on Religion News Service, says it’s time for political and faith leaders to speak up…

Adam Taylor succeeds Jim Wallis as Sojourners president

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RNS Rev Adam Taylor has been named the new president of Sojourners, the national Christian social justice advocacy organisation founded and led by Rev Jim Wallis since the 1970s. Wallis will continue working with Sojourners through to July, 2021, when he will join the faculty of Georgetown University as director of a new centre focused […]

Jim Wallis replaced as Sojourners editor after controversy over article on Catholic racism

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RNS The progressive Christian magazine Sojourners has replaced founder and President Jim Wallis as editor-in-chief and announced a new policy of editorial independence from the organisation’s advocacy work. The decision came after weeks of turmoil over Wallis’ removal of an essay criticising white supremacists within the Catholic Church, which led two staffers of colour to […]

Essay: Rejecting symbols of hate is more than symbolic

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Sojourners’ founder JIM WALLIS, in an article published on Religion News Service, argues that tearing down symbols – like statues celebrating Confederate leaders – isn’t enough but such moves can send clear messages about personal and national memory – and about future possibilities…

US Christian leaders seek $US4 billion for secure voting during pandemic

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New York City, USAP A multi-denominational coalition of Christian leaders is calling on Congress to allocate upwards of $US4 billion in its next coronavirus economic recovery measure to help Americans safely cast their votes in November. In a letter to lawmakers spearheaded by the Christian social justice group Sojourners, the faith leaders describe voting as […]