|Sojourners is an independent, award-winning print and online magazine of faith, culture, and politics. Our mission is to inspire hope and action by articulating the biblical call to racial and social justice, life and peace, and environmental stewardship.
|Op-Ed – “Christian hate is no faith at all”
|Connie Schultz, Observer-Reporter
|“Some Southern Baptist pastors are calling Kamala Harris ‘Jezebel.’ What do they mean?”
|Yonat Shimron, Emily McFarlan Miller, Religion News Service
|“Love is Not Always Comfortable”
|Who Will Be A Witness: Igniting Activism for God’s Justice, Love, and Deliverance
Creation Justice/Environmental Stewardship
|The World Counts
|Environmental statistics in real time, with sources provided.
|National Geographic – Environment
|Environmental news from around the world.
|Creation Justice Ministries
|Based in Washington, DC, this organization guides people of faith and faith communities towards eco-justice transformation and raises a collective witness in the public arena echoing Christ’s call for just relationships among all of Creation.
|Interfaith Power and Light
|The mission of Interfaith Power & Light is to be faithful stewards of Creation by responding to global warming through the promotion of energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy.
|Interfaith partners for the environment.
|World Wildlife Foundation
|Our mission is to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth. Also offering Green Tips.
|Guide to Green Shopping
|To help protect the environment, people have to make intelligent and thoughtful decisions about what they buy and how they go about shopping.
|Opinion – “A farm-to-school pipeline? NC can lead the way on feeding students”
|Aaron Cohen, News and Observer
|Finding Free Podcast **
|Finding Free Podcast is a place for exploration and wandering, where you can sift through your own life and faith, and uncover the truths about yourself that have been there all along. Amy and Craig Andrews are regular people who want to create safe space for all to explore questions of faith and culture. Our hope is that these conversations can be a place for you to interact with real stories of real people learning what it means to truly live out their full, meaningful and authentic lives. May this be a space for you to find rest, community and encouragement for your own journey to finding your free, even when it doesn’t always look like what’s expected.
|The Tyler Clementi Foundation
|Our mission is to end online and offline bullying in schools, workplaces, and faith communities. The Tyler Clementi Foundation was founded by the Clementi family to prevent bullying through inclusion and the assertion of dignity and acceptance as a way to honor the memory of Tyler: a son, a brother, and a friend. In 2010, Tyler’s death became a global news story, highlighting the impact and consequences of bullying, while sparking dialogue amongst parents, teachers, and students across the country. His story also linked broader issues impacting youth and families, such as LGBT inequality, safety in schools, youth in crisis, higher education support systems, and cyberbullying. In 2011, The Tyler Clementi Foundation was born out of the urgent need to address these bullying challenges facing vulnerable populations, especially LGBT communities and other victims of hostile social environments. Not only do we continue to carry the important message about the suicide risk facing many LGBT youth, who can be three to seven times more at risk for suicide than other youth, but also our message of standing up to bullying speaks universally across all cultures and identities.
|Mama Bears – Supporting, Educating, Empowering Parents of LGBTQ Kids & the LGBTQ Community. See website for many helpful resources.
|The Trevor Project
|The Trevor Project – Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.
|Free Mom Hugs
|Free Mom Hugs – Empowering the world to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community through visibility, education and conversation. And yes, we still give hugs!
|PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies. Our mission is to build on a foundation of loving families united with LGBTQ+ people and allies who support one another, and to educate ourselves and our communities to speak up as advocates until all hearts and minds respect, value and affirm LGBTQ people.
|CanyonWalker Connections Resources
|Founded in 2011 by Executive Director Kathy Baldock, Canyonwalker Connection exists to repair the division existing between social and Christian conservatives and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities through education, training, encouragement, and dialogue in both secular and religious environments.
|Walking the Bridgeless Canyon: Repairing the Breach Between the Church and the LGBT Community by Kathy Baldock
|Walking the Bridgeless Canyon is a highly accessible book meticulously researched with almost 500 footnotes which ultimately challenges readers to assess and remove their own flawed or ill-informed lenses through which they view the LGBTQ community.
|Throughline Podcast **
|Throughline – The past is never past. Every headline has a history. Join us every week as we go back in time to understand the present. These are stories you can feel and sounds you can see from the moments that shaped our world.
|Code Switch Podcast **
|What’s CODE SWITCH? It’s the fearless conversations about race that you’ve been waiting for. Hosted by journalists of color, our podcast tackles the subject of race with empathy and humor. We explore how race affects every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, food and everything in between. This podcast makes all of us part of the conversation — because we’re all part of the story. Code Switch was named Apple Podcasts’ first-ever Show of the Year in 2020.
|“Christian Unity Isn’t Possible While White Supremacy Rots the Foundation” **
|Danté Stewart, Sojourners
|Segregated By Design
|“White American Christianity Needs to Be Honest About Its History of White Supremacy” **
|Carey Wallace, Time
|“Why Christians Must Fight Systemic Racism” **
|Esau McCaulley, The New York Times
|How to Fight Racism: Courageous Christianity and the Journey Toward Racial Justice **
|Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man
|King In The Wilderness
|King in the Wilderness chronicles the final chapters of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, revealing a conflicted leader who faced an onslaught of criticism from both sides of the political spectrum. While the Black Power movement saw his nonviolence as weakness, and President Lyndon B. Johnson saw his anti-Vietnam War speeches as irresponsible, Dr. King’s unyielding belief in peaceful protest became a testing point for a nation on the brink of chaos.
HBO Documentary Films, Kunhardt Film Foundation
|Implicit Bias: Peanut Butter, Jelly and Racism
|Saleem Reshamwala, PBS
|White Christian Nationalism: How Racism Undergirds Christian Nationalism **
|Robert P. Jones, Jemar Tisby, Amanda Tyler