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Juliet Vedral

Press Secretary

Juliet Vedral is the press secretary for Sojourners.

As a pastors’ kid, pastor’s sister, and pastors’ niece, Juliet spent several years running away from faith, church, and/or work in the faith-based sector, but didn’t cover much ground due to her habit of wearing five-inch heels.

Prior to coming to Sojourners, she was an editorial assistant at the New York Times Syndicate and served as a professional Christian at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in the areas of outreach and prayer. According to her former boss, she loves “talking to people about Jesus and talking to Jesus about people,” but really, she just enjoys talking in general.

Juliet holds a BA in media studies from Queens College (CUNY) and an MPA from the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University. During her “study times” at SIPA, she honed the skills that would carry her far in life: the art of the status update, pithy tweets, and writing about herself in the third person.

Juliet is a member of Church of the Advent, located in Columbia Heights and calls Mount Pleasant home. She is a third-generation New Yorker, but has fallen in love with Washington, DC—despite the lack of a really good bagel and schmear.

Blog Posts by Juliet Vedral

Posted by Juliet Vedral 6 weeks 3 days ago
So it’s almost Valentine’s Day. Seemingly everywhere you look is a celebration of love and romance. There’s so much sweetness in the air (and on store shelves), it has almost the opposite effect....
Posted by Juliet Vedral 8 weeks 3 days ago
Being “right” is exhausting.You know what I mean. A controversy blows up over social media and the faith must be defended. A conversation about church practices becomes a nitpicky theological debate...
Posted by Juliet Vedral 11 weeks 53 min ago
Like many of my peers that weekend, I went into the retreat with some trepidation. Silence for 20 hours? What would we do? I had experienced long periods of informal silence during my 19 months of...
Posted by Juliet Vedral 15 weeks 5 days ago
This Advent I am grateful for the gift of hopelessness. Yes, you read that correctly. This past year has been full of heartbreak, suffering, and lament. It follows on the heels of nearly two years of...
Posted by Juliet Vedral 16 weeks 6 days ago
"This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Luke 2:12As the people walked into the sanctuary, the worship team behind us started to sing. “This is...

Articles by Juliet Vedral

Central African Republic faith leaders say war is not perpetrated in God's name. 

Christians step up for modern-day "orphans in their distress."