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8 Christian Women Shaping the Church in 2023

Rev. Jennifer Butler, Founder in Residence at Faith in Public Life, was listed as one of Sojourners’ 8 Women Shaping the Church in 2023.

Rev. Jennifer Butler is the founder in residence of Faith in Public Life, a network of faith leaders united in the pursuit of justice. In 2005, she founded Faith in Public Life to amplify progressive faith voices and forge multi-faith, multiracial, and ideologically diverse faith coalitions to work for justice and the common good. She chaired President Barack Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. She was named one of the “22 Faith Leaders to Watch in 2022” by Center for American Progress. She is the author ofWho Stole my Bible? Reclaiming Scripture as a Handbook for Resisting Tyranny(2020), which makes a biblical case for multi-faith, multiracial democracy in the face of rising white Christian nationalism and authoritarianism in the U.S. and around the world. Her book Born Again: The Christian Right Globalized (2006) was among the first to document the formation of a global religious nationalist effort. Stay updated on her work at RevJenButler.com or follow her on Twitter or Instagram @RevJenButler or on Facebook at @RevJenniferButler.

Read more in Sojourners here.
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