The Common Good
March 2009

Interview with Onleilove Alston

by Jeannie Choi | March 2009

Onleilove Alston was a 2008 Beatitudes Society Fellow at Sojourners.

Onleilove Alston was a 2008 Beatitudes Society Fellow at Sojourners. She serves on the Servant Leadership Team of NY Faith & Justice and organizes with the Poverty Initiative ( In this audio interview, Alston shares with Sojourners Assistant Editor Jeannie Choi about what it was like to grow up in poverty, and how we can all help the poor overcome obstacles by empowering them to speak up for social change. For more information on starting a faith and justice organization, visit

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