The Common Good

Janelle Tupper

Online Organizing Associate

A D.C.-area local, Janelle grew up in Cheverly, Maryland. She attended American University and completed bachelor’s degrees in international studies and French. Her interest in advocacy was sparked through an internship with the Washington Office of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), a global relief, development, and peace organization. She found this work to be a meaningful outlet for her interest in care for creation, humane immigration policy, and opposition to war.  

Most recently, Janelle served for a year with MCC in Burundi on a one-year volunteer and cultural exchange program, where she focused on peace building through a local organization. It was an amazing year of learning and growth, and one that illustrated even more clearly the links between faith, justice, and public policy. 

In addition to her work, Janelle enjoys running, sewing, yoga, playing the bassoon and piano, travel, hymn-singing, and reading. She is excited to see where this year of engagement and community will take her in her favorite city.  

Blog Posts by Janelle Tupper

Posted by Janelle Tupper 22 weeks 6 days ago
The first time I really got it, I was 16 years old.I had traveled by myself to visit distant relatives in Paris, with the hope of improving my French. Somehow, a weekend visit to the beach ended up...
Posted by Janelle Tupper 1 year 5 weeks ago
Editor's Note: Sojourners is celebrating Earth Week with a special message series every day next week. Click here to join us!“Behold, I am making all things new!” says Jesus in the book of...
Posted by Janelle Tupper 1 year 19 weeks ago
Sojourners campaigns assistant Anna Hall posted a great piece last week de-bunking 5 myths about the minimum wage. One of these myths — that most minimum wage workers are suburban teenagers...
Posted by Janelle Tupper 1 year 26 weeks ago
By official estimates, 26,000 people are sexually assaulted in the U.S. military each year. That comes out to 71 people every day. It’s an epidemic that’s been widely reported in the news.As if that...
Posted by Janelle Tupper 1 year 28 weeks ago
In the United States, more than 1 in 3 women (and 1 in 4 men) havereportedly experienced sexual assault, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime.These are not...

Articles by Janelle Tupper

Climate change leads to far more consequences than just destructive weather patterns.