The Common Good

Dawn Cherie Araujo

Editorial Assistant

Dawn Cherie Araujo’s love of writing began at the age of 12 with her first novella, and her love for magazine journalism blossomed in high school where she served as editor of the school magazine and co-editor of the school’s literary magazine.

In 2010, she graduated from Ball State University’s magazine journalism program where she served as assistant editor of Ball Bearings magazine. She will complete her master’s degree in urban and intercultural studies from Cincinnati Bible Seminary in December 2012. Dawn is a member of the Religion Newswriters Association and the International Association of Religion Journalists, and her favorite journalists are Gay Talese and Christiane Amanpour. 

When she’s not geeking out about journalism and religion, Dawn is passionate about human rights (particularly as it relates to food workers and child soldiers), Russian literature, and yoga. Dawn is a recent Pinterest convert and likes making her own organic beauty products.

Blog Posts by Dawn Cherie Araujo

Posted by Dawn Cherie Araujo 6 weeks 4 days ago
There’s an old adage in journalism that if it bleeds, it leads. It sounds kind of savage and it’s often that principle people quip when complaining about excessive violence in the news. That...
Posted by Dawn Cherie Araujo 2 years 4 days ago
It’s a hard truth that, in the real world, Goliath sometimes beats David.In the July issue of Sojourners, I wrote about the battle to save the Anna Louise Inn and how Cincinnati’s...
Posted by Dawn Cherie Araujo 2 years 6 weeks ago
On April 11, 1963 Pope John XXIII published an encyclical some initially dismissed as naive and myopic, as too liberal and too lofty. But today, his "Pacem in Terris" is generally lauded as...
Posted by Dawn Cherie Araujo 2 years 10 weeks ago
When Ugandan parliament member, David Bahati, introduced the so-called “Kill the Gays Bill” in 2009, many Americans were shocked, including a group of 60 ecumenical Christian leaders who released a...
Posted by Dawn Cherie Araujo 2 years 27 weeks ago
For many pundits and observers, last week’s election proved that a “new normal” has emerged in America: record numbers of women and ethnic minorities were voted into the House and the Senate, and the...

Articles by Dawn Cherie Araujo

With gun violence on the rise in Indianapolis, local churches are responding with prayer and a ministry of presence. 

Khaipi, a peace studies professor in Thailand and a Chin religious freedom activist

An interview with an Iraqi Christian family

Susan Burton, founder of A New Way of Life Reentry Project