taking the words of Jesus seriously

At Red Letter Christians, we seek to amplify the voices of leaders and movements committed to Jesus and justice. We are honored to partner with a variety of organizations and individuals who live out Jesus’ counter-cultural teachings. May these partner highlights reflect the breadth and depth of what it means to follow in the Way of Jesus and inspire you to put your faith into action for the common good.


Our friends at Repairers of the Breach and the Kairos Center are currently engaged in the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, co-led by Rev. William Barber and Rev. Liz Theoharis. These Red Letter Christians, along with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, have launched nonviolent direct actions at legislative buildings across the country. Organized by grassroots fusion coalitions in 40 states and the District of Columbia, this season of #40DaysOfAction aims to reset the moral narrative in America and focus public conversation on policies that address poverty, systemic racism, ecological devastation, and the war economy. A mass mobilization is planned for June 23rd in Washington, DC, to be followed by voter education and mobilization throughout the country in the months and years to come. Click here to learn more about the campaign’s weekly rallies, nonviolent actions, teach-ins, and more.


In opposition to the Trump Administration’s latest immoral policy of taking children away to punish immigrants and asylum seekers, women of faith are crying out to keep families together. Rev. Jennifer Butler of Faith in Public Life declares that “people of faith must condemn a policy that punishes children for their parents’ attempts to protect them.” Sign this petition to follow the example of women who have always taken action when their families and communities have been at risk of grave evil and injustice.


In honor of LGBTQ Pride Month, we are proud to feature Brandan Robertson’s newest book True Inclusion: Creating Communities of Radical Embrace. A public theologian and pastor, Brandan draws upon his own experience as an “excluded” queer Christian in the church to help communities learn how to become not just diverse, but truly inclusive of all people, regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, political affiliation, and socioeconomic status. With a special section on “Next Steps Your Church Can Take Toward True Inclusivity,” this book is written for communities at all stages of the journey and will empower its readers to live more fully into a gospel of radical embrace for all.


Past and present service members are taking their own lives at a startling pace. Mental and physical health interventions are helpful solutions, but cannot be our only means of support for soldiers and veterans. G.I. Justice is a bipartisan educational experience made up of two-hour workshops led by Logan Isaac. Find out why there can be no justice without #GIJustice. Contact Logan to book a #GIJustice workshop with a special RLC discount. You can also join the next #GIJustice Tour at University UMC in Chapel Hill, NC, on July 2nd.


In case you missed our #LynchburgRevival, you can now watch a short film about it! Featuring a host of Red Letter Christian leaders, this documentary truly captures what the Red Letter Christian movement is all about. Thanks to the generosity of Greg Fromholz, the film is FREE for your viewing pleasure. Watch it, share it, and consider making a donation to RLC to support our work and future revivals.

In faith,
The Staff of RLC

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