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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 1 week 13 hours ago
Editor's Note: Spoilers ahead! You've been warned.Over the past eight episodes of The Leftovers, HBO’s latest drama based on Tom Perrotta’s play of the same name, viewers have been treated to a...
Posted by Juliet Vedral 3 weeks 1 day ago
In these days barren fields will sprout treesThe deaf and blind will hear and seeThe dead will raise and begin to breatheThe earth will groan in pain to seeThe sons of God declare to beHis full and...
Posted by Juliet Vedral 5 weeks 1 day ago
Today leaders from the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) and the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention will join the Catholic Bishop of Brownsville in Texas...
Posted by Juliet Vedral 5 weeks 5 days ago
Ephesians: Can You Find All the Run-on Sentences in this Classic Book? Philippians: How To Build Your Endurance Using This Neat Old Trick. Colossians: You’ll Never Believe What God Looks...
Posted by Juliet Vedral 9 weeks 7 hours ago
A few weeks ago, my father was hospitalized for heart attack symptoms that might have been stroke symptoms that then turned out to be symptoms of something utterly inexplicable. My father, who...

Articles by Juliet Vedral

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