Adam Taylor

Adam Taylor


Mobilizing Hope


Mobilizing Hope
Faith-Inspired Activism for a Post-Civil Rights Generation
by Adam Taylor

In Martin Luther King's day the movement of God was a revolution in civil rights and human dignity. Now Sojourners former Director of Policy and Outreach, Adam Taylor, draws from that movement for the present, where the burden of the world is different but the need is the same.

Rev. Adam Russell Taylor currently serves as the vice president of advocacy at World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

Taylor previously served as a White House fellow in the White House Office of Cabinet Affairs and Public Engagement. He was formerly the senior political director at Sojourners, where he was responsible for leading the organization’s advocacy, coalition building, and constituency outreach. 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. Before co-founding Global Justice, he worked as an associate at the Harvard University Carr Center for Human Rights and as an urban fellow in the Department of Housing Preservation and Development in New York City.

Taylor is a graduate of Emory University, the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, and the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology. He is the author of Mobilizing Hope: Faith-Inspired Activism for a Post-Civil Rights Generation. Taylor, an ordained associate minister at the First Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., is married to Sharee McKenzie Taylor; they have a son, Joshua.

Areas of Expertise

  • Domestic and global poverty
  • Faith and politics
  • Social movements (i.e. civil rights and anti-apartheid)
  • Global human rights
  • U.S. foreign policy

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