The Common Good

Cynthia J. Martens

Senior Director of Circulation and Production

Cynthia Martens is currently the Senior Director of Circulation and Production and has been on staff at Sojourners since 1995. Cindy moved to the Washington area in 1975 and considers DC her home. She attended Northern Virginia Community College and George Mason University, studying design and business administration.

Cindy is a co-pastor of Festival Church, a small, ecumenical faith community that was birthed out of Church of the Saviour, and part of confederation of churches that have created hundreds of local missions, mainly in the Adams Morgan neighborhood.

Her interests include travel, music, theater, reading (biographies and mysteries), cooking, crosswords, and of course increasing the readership of Sojourners magazine.

Blog Posts by Cynthia J. Martens

Posted by Cynthia J. Martens 23 weeks 5 days ago
I'm grateful for the warm, safe shelter of my home when there are 610,042 experiencing homelessness on any given night in the U.S.I’m grateful for more than enough to eat when there are 805 million...
Posted by Cynthia J. Martens 27 weeks 20 hours ago
Fr. Nabil Haddad is a passionate and energetic man. As a Melkite Catholic priest and dean of Old Cathedral in Amman, Jordan, he is especially passionate about fostering peace and reconciliation...
Posted by Cynthia J. Martens 28 weeks 23 hours ago
Six weeks after ISIS overtook their village outside of Mosul, Iraq, Sief and Jacob Jebrita said they received an official cease and desist letter from the terrorist group saying their work was...
Posted by Cynthia J. Martens 1 year 20 weeks ago
I’ve been thinking about what it means to be chosen, and conversely how we choose to be chosen. I’ve also been thinking about life, death, choices, and what happens to us after our earthly body dies...
Posted by Martin Witchger, Janelle Tupper, Cynthia J. Martens 2 years 27 weeks ago
On Saturday, Sojourners sent a group of staff members sailing down the Anacostia River.But this was no pleasure trip.Dottie Yunger, from the Anacostia Watershed Society, teamed up with...

Articles by Cynthia J. Martens

A priest in Jordan opens his church's doors to Iraqis fleeing ISIS. 

"Death sucks." Five years ago this was the opening of a eulogy by a minister for a mutual friend who died tragically.

The attempt to capture Dorothy Day on screen.