When it comes to fostering a more caring, generous, and just world, Rev. Adam Russell Taylor is not simply a theoretician – Adam walks the walk, while he prophetically talks the talk. In his most recent book, A More Perfect Union: A New Vision for Building the Beloved Community, pastor-activist Taylor brings a fresh take to a foundational Christian ideal – of embodying biblical, Jesus-centered justice in ourselves and in our relationships with others. Adam boldly calls for an American rebirth, exposes the ugliness of polarization, invites us into a redeeming patriotism, radical welcome, peace-promoting non-violence, responsible environmental stewardship, and, by dignifying all, working toward revitalization and reinvention of democracy. His new book is a tour de force and a down-to-earth manifesto on renewing the church, society, and government.
In this episode of Schenck Talks Bonhoeffer, TDBI President and Founder, Rev. Rob Schenck talks with Sojourner’s President, Rev. Adam Russell Taylor, about his outstanding book, intriguing background, and work at Sojourners, a committed group of Christians who work together to live a gospel life that integrates spiritual renewal and social justice.
Rev. Adam Russell Taylor is president of Sojourners and author of A More Perfect Union: A New Vision for Building the Beloved Community. Taylor previously led the Faith Initiative at the World Bank Group and served as the vice president in charge of Advocacy at World Vision U.S. and the senior political director at Sojourners. He has also served as the executive director of Global Justice, an organization that educates and mobilizes students around global human rights and economic justice. He was selected for the 2009/2010 class of White House Fellows and served in the White House Office of Cabinet Affairs and Public Engagement. Taylor is a graduate of Emory University, the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, and the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology. Taylor also serves on the Independent Sector Board, the Global Advisory Board of Tearfund U.K., and is a member of the inaugural class of the Aspen Institute Civil Society Fellowship. Taylor is ordained in the American Baptist Church and the Progressive National Baptist Convention and serves in ministry at the Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, Va.
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