The Common Good

Jack Palmer

Communications Assistant

Hailing from the United Kingdom, Jack was born in the coastal town of Brighton, but having spent over 10 years living in London, now considers himself a true resident of the greatest city in the world (in Jack’s mind, there is no argument about this). He spent six years at a boarding school that looked suspiciously like Hogwarts, before relocating to the University of Surrey for four years, where he studied International Politics, developing a passion for social justice in his town and overseas. Spending 6 weeks in Rwanda in 2008 ignited a passion for God’s heart for the poor and marginalised and he spent his third year at university working full time for Tearfund, a UK-based Christian international development charity. He graduated this summer and is so glad that Sojourners has given him the opportunity to have an adventure in Washington, D.C. this year!

Brought up in a theatrical family (his parents started a touring theatre company when he was 6 months old), Jack has always been encouraged to be creative and loves to act, sing and play the guitar. He is also a big fan of football (and will do his best not to start calling it ‘soccer’), although it is highly likely that you won’t have heard of the team he supports, as they are pretty awful. No, seriously, they are truly terrible. He also enjoys running, reading (although he is better at starting books than finishing them) and snowball fights. 

Blog Posts by Jack Palmer

Posted by Jack Palmer 2 years 21 weeks ago
Today Wheaton College, a leading evangelical Christian school and the alma mater of the Rev. Billy Graham in Illinois, sought an injunction for "emergency relief," as it seeks to remain exempt from...
Posted by Jack Palmer 2 years 21 weeks ago
To coincide with the opening of the 2012 London Olympics on Friday, Christianity Today had an insightful profile of Team USA member and former "Lost Boy" — runner Lopez Lomong, who was abducted from...
Posted by Jack Palmer 2 years 21 weeks ago
Quote of the day. "It's a great opportunity to show the world the best of Britain, a country that's got an incredibly rich past but also a very exciting future.” - British Prime Minister David...
Posted by Jack Palmer 2 years 22 weeks ago
Not only are they the best athletes of their generation, but they’re also solid lip syncers…Yes, it’s the video you’ve all been waiting for:The USA Olympic Swimming Team takes some time off from the...
Posted by Jack Palmer 2 years 22 weeks ago
Billions will tune into the Summer Olympics in London over the coming weeks, excited to see their favorite athletes competing for those coveted Gold Medals.Hundreds of thousands more will brave the...