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Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 09/08/2014: SOJOURNERS

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Sojourners Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 10/30/2012: Sojourners

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 09/08/2014: SOJOURNERS

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Physical Address: Washington, DC 20010 
EIN: 23-7380554
Web URL: www.sojo.net 
NTEE Category: X Religion, Spiritual Development
X80 Religious Media, Communications Organizations
R Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
R99 Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C.
Q International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security
Q99 International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security N.E.C.
Ruling Year: 1974 


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Mission Statement

Sojourners is a nonpartisan, faith-based 501(c)(3) organization that offers alternative commentary on faith, politics, and culture and compelling alternatives to social justice issues. Founded in 1971, We offer a vision for faith in public life by: * publishing Sojourners magazine, SojoMail and other resources that address issues of faith, politics, and culture from a biblical perspective; * organizing, preaching, teaching, and public witness; * nurturing community by bringing together people from the various traditions and streams of the church; * hosting an annual program of voluntary service for education, ministry, and discipleship.

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Fiscal Year Starting: July 1, 2010
Fiscal Year Ending: June 30, 2011

Total Revenue $4,041,442
Total Expenses $4,404,716

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Fiscal Year Ending: June 30, 2011

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Rev. Jim Wallis

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Jim Wallis is a bestselling author, public theologian, speaker, and international commentator on ethics and public life. He recently served on the PresidentÕs Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and currently serves as the chair of the Global Agenda Council on Faith for the World Economic Forum. His latest book is Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street -- A Moral Compass for the New Economy. His two previous books, The Great Awakening: Reviving Faith & Politics in a PostÐReligious Right America and GodÕs Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left DoesnÕt Get It were both New York Times bestsellers. He is president and CEO of Sojourners where he is editor-in-chief of Sojourners magazine, which has a combined print and electronic media readership of more than 250,000 people. Jim frequently speaks in the United States and abroad. His columns appear in major newspapers, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and The Boston Globe . He frequently appears on radio and television, as a commentator on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News Ð on shows such as Meet the Press, Hardball, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The OÕReilly Factor, and on National Public Radio. He teaches a course on ÒFaith, Social Justice, and Public LifeÓ at Georgetown University and has also taught at Harvard University. He has written 10 books, which include Faith Works: The Soul of Politics: A Practical and Prophetic Vision for Change; Who Speaks for God? A New Politics of Compassion, Community, and Civility; and The Call to Conversion. Jim Wallis was raised in an evangelical family in the Midwest. As a teenager, his questioning of the racial segregation in his church and community led him to the black churches and neighborhoods of inner-city Detroit. He spent his student years involved in the civil rights and antiwar movements. While at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Illinois, Jim and several other students started a small magazine and community with a Christian commitment to social justice which has now grown into a national faith-based organization. In 1979, Time magazine named Jim Wallis one of the "50 Faces for America's Future." Jim lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Joy Carroll, one of the first women ordained in the Church of England and author of Beneath the Cassock: The Real-life Vicar of Dibley, and their young sons, Luke and Jack. He is a Little League baseball coach.

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Sojourners, led by Jim Wallis, is among the most influential Christian groups mobilizing Christians behind progressive causes. Sojourners educates and mobilizes millions of moderate and progressive religious people through the media, online activism and our church network. We influence national policies and priorities through television, radio, newspapers and speaking engagements, achieving more than 98 million print media impressions in 2006. Our e-zine and blog reach more than 200,000 constituents with action alerts, issue analyses and faith-based messages and resources. Our website averages 1.8 million views monthly. News stories often quote our framing of issues, demonstrating that our message is influencing the national conversation on faith and politics on a range of issues.

Program Long-Term Success:

Sojourners' June 2007 primetime nationally televised Democratic presidential candidates forum, featuring the top three Democratic presidential candidates, is just one example of how we are helping change the national dialogue on a number of issues. We are in conversations with our partners to plan a Republican presidential candidates forum in the fall, pending candidate commitments.

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