Grantee Spotlight: Sojourners

The 2021 George Family Foundation Annual Report will be available soon. We’ll announce its launch on our website — so stay tuned! In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek from the report. This spotlight is one of a handful of short features celebrating the extraordinary work the Foundation’s grantees are accomplishing.

Sojourners seeks to inform and mobilize people of faith and conscience around the hard but essential work of truth, justice, and healing. Their aim is to bring together a deeply divided nation, while holding accountable those who have brought harm to others.

Sojourners mobilizes various coalitions, clergy, and networks of faith leaders to strengthen and lift efforts to realize a more inclusive and just multiracial democracy. They equip and train churches and other faith-based organizations, publish solutions journalism, and challenge and replace harmful and divisive narratives with more hopeful and unifying ones.

Following the example of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and civil rights leaders — whose vision of the Beloved Community animated the civil rights movement — Sojourners seeks to help people of diverse backgrounds recognize that our wellbeing is inextricably linked to that of others.

“At this time in our nation, we need to reimagine and recast a vision of the Beloved Community — a society where our diversity is celebrated and embraced as a source of strength rather than a weakness.” — Rev. Adam Taylor, President, Sojourners