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These thought leaders advocate for faith-based social justice. They create thought-provoking content for congregations to engage in evolving social justice issues.


Sojourners magazine, articles, resources on social justice issues, public speaking, annual conference; topics include immigration, racial justice, poverty, women, creation care, and nonviolence

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders


Varies per service

Practical Applications

  • Stay up to date on faith-based justice issues by reading online articles and the Sojourners Magazine.
  • Increase your cultural competence by reading unique perspectives and discussing with your faith community.

About the Contributor

Melissa Spas

Melissa Spas is the managing director of the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving, where she develops and leads educational programs and partnerships with religious organizations and the people who lead them. She has also worked for leadership education at Duke Divinity, where she contributed to the development, design, and delivery of strategic leadership programs and resources for Christian institutions. 

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