Sojourners is a left-of-center advocacy organization using Christian messaging to support liberal public policies. It publishes a monthly journal, titled Sojourners.
Sojourners has been criticized for taking significant funding from irreligious mega-donors and foundations to push left-wing ideas in the name of Christianity, a phenomenon which critics have called “rented evangelicals.” 1 In the 2004 election cycle, Sojourners received a $200,000 grant from George Soros’s Open Society Foundations. In 2006, the group received another $25,000 from Soros and in 2007 received an additional $100,000 from the foundation. 2 It was later reported in 2010 that Sojourners received $2,159,346 from the Ford Foundation, Tides Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Barbra Streisand Foundation, and Wallace Global Fund between 2003 and 2009. 3
- Cheryl K. Chumley. Washington Times. October 22, 2018. Accessed July 19, 2019. https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/oct/22/george-soros-and-his-rented-evangelicals-outed-chr/.
- Scott Walter. “Spread the political wealth around.” Philanthropy Daily. September 1, 2010. Accessed July 19, 2019. https://www.philanthropydaily.com/spread-the-political-wealth-around/
- Jay Richards. “Soros Funding of Sojourners Is Only the Tip of the Iceberg.” National Review Online. August 25, 2010. Accessed July 19, 2019. https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/soros-funding-sojourners-only-tip-iceberg-jay-richards/