The Common Good

Elaina Ramsey

Women and Girls Campaign Associate

Elaina Ramsey is honored to be a part of the Sojourners community.

Through her previous experiences as a youth minister in the South Bronx and a community organizer for various nonprofits and campaigns, Elaina comes to Sojourners magazine with a passion for all things theological and political. 

She received her bachelor's degree from Capital University, where she studied international relations, sociology, and music. She holds a master's in theological studies from Wesley Theological Seminary, as well as a master's degree in international peace and conflict resolution from American University.

Elaina believes the best of each of us in born in community. She enjoys hearing other people's stories and weaving them together to share the good news--God's story of restoration, redemption, and reconciliation for the world.

Elaina is married to a Methodist pastor and resides in northern Virginia. She is an avid singer, Zumba enthusiast, traveler, and people watcher. She can also be found trying to desperately learn Spanish in order to speak with her in-laws.

Blog Posts by Elaina Ramsey

Posted by Elaina Ramsey 3 days 11 hours ago
The much anticipated final report of a Vatican-ordered investigation of U.S. nuns was released today without controversy. The report ends a process launched six years ago under Pope Benedict XVI...
Posted by Elaina Ramsey 1 week 1 day ago
Rolling Stone is not the only one throwing sexual abuse victims under the bus these days. An alarming report released today reveals that Bob Jones University, a historically...
Posted by Elaina Ramsey 4 weeks 1 day ago
People of faith can play an important role in helping each child of God realize his/her potential. Join us in standing up for education by signing the #UpForSchool petition, an urgent appeal to...
Posted by Katie Chatelaine-Samsen, Elaina Ramsey 4 weeks 2 days ago
I firmly believe that people of faith can transform the world. Despite the many flaws and failures of the church and her people, Christians have a tremendous amount of power and influence to do good...
Posted by Elaina Ramsey 24 weeks 2 days ago
From hosting electronic dance revivals and nightly “beer and hymns” to featuring the hijinks of Christian carnies, the Goose sure knows how to let loose. Yet, this holy mischief is often missing...

Articles by Elaina Ramsey

Vincent Harding, a steadfast activist and ally in the struggle for freedom.

People go to great lengths for those they love, especially when it comes to immigration reform.

Sr. Jean Lait, an Anglican Franciscan sister based in San Francisco, protests drones and their effects on children

Racism continues to plague our nation. It doesn't have to be this way.

Check out these resources to help you and your faith community address the sin of domestic violence.