The Common Good

Anne Marie Roderick

Editorial Assistant

In his book, Acts of Faith, Eboo Patel writes, “My struggle to understand the traditions I belong to as mutually enriching rather than mutually exclusive is the story of a generation of young people standing at the crossroads of inheritance and discovery, trying to look both ways at once.”

Anne Marie joins Sojourners at a similar crossroads. After graduating from Earlham College with a BA in Religion, she is eager to continue evaluating and envisioning what it means to be a Christian, a peacemaker, and a young adult in the world today. She looks forward to a rich year of discipleship and intentional community living.

In her free time, Anne Marie can be found practicing yoga, studying Hebrew, writing, baking cookies, and watching episodes of 30 Rock on Netflix (Tina Fey is so brilliant!).

Blog Posts by Anne Marie Roderick

Posted by Anne Marie Roderick 2 years 31 weeks ago
Editor's Note: Anne Marie Roderick tells her story of why she's NOT part of the 20 percent of Americans who identify with "no religion in particular." Find more stories (or share your own) ...
Posted by Anne Marie Roderick, Joshua Witchger 2 years 47 weeks ago
As we attended workshops and concerts, met new people, and tried to make sense of the larger impact this gathering might have beyond us, we kept coming back to that statement we heard early on about...
Posted by Anne Marie Roderick 3 years 2 weeks ago
There is a beautiful story that some Christians have learned to tell about motherhood. This story is one of strength, faith, sacrifice, loss, and unconditional love. Our Biblical mothers, from...
Posted by Anne Marie Roderick 3 years 5 weeks ago
I opened up the NY Times homepage yesterday to find this headline: On Witness Stand, Norwegian Says He Would Kill Again.  Remember this guy?  The Times says authorities have described...
Posted by Anne Marie Roderick 3 years 10 weeks ago
We’ve been hearing a lot in the news media lately about women’s bodies. Just when we thought the messy fight over contraception was over, Democrats and Republicans are butting heads again over...

Articles by Anne Marie Roderick

Many young adults are leaving the church these days. Two 20-somethings reflect on what keeps them in the pews.

Kelvin Hazangwi, executive director, Padare/Enkundleni Men's Forum on Gender in Harare, Zimbabwe

Leila Sansour, Catholic Palestinian film director and founder of the nonprofit Open Bethlehem

Concrete, Steel, and Paint, directed by Cindy Burstein and Tony Heriza

The goal of social justice parenting is not to produce the "right" kind of child—it is to create an environment in which love flourishes.