The Common Good

Catherine Woodiwiss

Associate Web Editor

Catherine Woodiwiss is Associate Web Editor at Sojourners.

Woodiwiss has worked with print, online, and multimedia journalism. Her favorite posture is as ethnographer, tracing the spread of ideas, objects, and beliefs through time and place—and reporting on their real-world consequences in institutions and public discourse.

She formerly wrote for the Center for American Progress, with contributing pieces at ThinkProgress, Catapult, and Macalla. Her writing most recently was highlighted in The New York Times. 

For the last three years, Woodiwiss has been workshopping memoirs on loss, memory, reconciliation, sisters, and narrative statehood. Will she ever finish? Time will tell. In the meantime, her primary goal is to "make DC weird," which is how she came to be co-founder of both a design platform and a live music venue network in DC. Abiding likes include porch jams, getting grubby in nature, and futbol. Abiding dislikes are small talk, abuses of power, and football. The jury's still out on twitter: find her @chwoodiwiss.

Blog Posts by Catherine Woodiwiss

Posted by Catherine Woodiwiss 2 weeks 4 days ago
Elsewhere, Courtney describes the effect as recognizing the blood of your enemies physically pumping in your veins. It is a striking example of interdependence — physically and metaphysically.Perhaps...
Posted by Catherine Woodiwiss 3 weeks 5 days ago
Late November is Vitamin D season. The dregs of the year threaten to swamp the spirit, clinging to each rough edge of the soul, and frequent shots of sunshine and warm coziness are needed just to...
Posted by Catherine Woodiwiss 4 weeks 4 days ago
Eugene Cho is overrated.At least that’s what he’ll tell you in his new book, Overrated: Are We More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World Than Actually Changing the World?Cho, pastor at...
Posted by Catherine Woodiwiss 8 weeks 2 days ago
Lonely Planet just ranked Washington, D.C., as the #1 Best Place to Travel in the world(!). Coming on the heels of Forbes crowning D.C. the coolest city in America ...
Posted by Catherine Woodiwiss 11 weeks 1 day ago
Editor’s Note: ‘Left Behind’ starring Nicolas Cage hits theaters nationwide on Friday, Oct. 3. The film is based on the wildly popular book series and movies of the same title, in which God raptures...

Articles by Catherine Woodiwiss

Even after the Ray Rice video, churches are in denial about sexual violence. 

Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill shines a light on U.S. covert wars.