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Adam Russell Taylor

Lead, Faith-Based Initiative

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Rev. Adam Russell Taylor currently serves as the Lead for the Faith-Based Initiative at the World Bank Group.  Taylor formerly served as the Vice President: Advocacy at World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to help them reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. Taylor 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.  Taylor is the author of Mobilizing Hope: Faith-Inspired Activism for a Post Civil Rights Generation.  Taylor is ordained in the American Baptist church, is married to Sharee Mckenzie Taylor, and the proud father of his sons Joshua and Nathaniel.