I'm so happy you are here! I am a community organizer and pastor committed to living out the biblical call to do justice and love mercy.  I'm the founding CEO of Faith in Public Life, a multifaith network mobilizing faith communities in support of policies that promote equality and the common good. I chaired President Obama’s White House Council on Faith and Neighborhood Partnerships and was an international human rights advocate for over a decade.


CEO & FOunder

I lead Faith in Public Life- a network of over 50,000 clergy and lay leaders united in prophetic pursuit of peace, dignity and justice.

writer & Speaker

I speak to audiences and write books and think pieces that share the moral and spiritual demand of equality required of the faithful.

From southern border to the halls of Congress and the White House, I advocate for morally centered public policy that promotes the common good.


Reclaim your faith & find your voice in faithful resistance

The Bible has been hijacked. We’ve all seen examples of sacred scripture being used and abused to justify racism, sexism, reactionary politics, and even violence. If you have ever found yourself wondering what Bible some of your fellow believers are reading, if you’ve ever asked yourself “Who Stole My Bible?”, then you are not alone. 

If you have been burned by the church, this book is for you. If you are on the verge of leaving church because of the bigotry you see among Christians, this book is for you. Jennifer Butler once again rediscovered her Christian spirituality in this work, and if you want to deeply connect your faith with your commitment to a more just and compassionate world, this book is for you.

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Jennifer Butler has written a forceful manifesto of awakening to the claims of biblical faith amid our deep and costly social political crisis. Butler is deeply rooted in faith and is a major player in public issues as the head of Faith in Public Life. Her chapters in this book, time after time, show how the Bible teems with contemporaneity, both as summons and as assurance. This remarkable book reaches out to “Bible believers” even as it appeals to the most faithful impulses of “progressives.” Butler’s writing is personal, imaginative, accessible, and compelling. I found it to be an empowering page-turner.

—  Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary