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 1 week 2 days ago
Sojourners: What’s your hope for the ECC broadly? I’m not sure whether you can even speak to this yet, but are you hoping to stay within the denomination? What’s your hope for where this conversation...
Posted by Catherine Woodiwiss 3 weeks 1 day ago
Religion writers get a lot of curious mail in their inbox. Our favorite this week was from Instapray, a social praying app.Instapray does exactly what you'd think it would — matches communal...
Posted by Catherine Woodiwiss 7 weeks 3 days ago
Kathleen calls Ed’s lifework — which also includes authoring the 1979 D.C. statehood constitutional convention initiative and acting as Pax Christi USA’s first General Secretary beginning in 1972 — "...
Posted by Catherine Woodiwiss 12 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 13 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...

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.