The Common Good

Catherine Woodiwiss

Associate Web Editor

Catherine Woodiwiss is Associate Web Editor at Sojourners.

Woodiwiss has worked with print, online, and multimedia journalism. Her favorite posture is as ethnographer, tracing the spread of ideas, objects, and beliefs through time and place—and reporting on their real-world consequences in institutions and public discourse.

She formerly wrote for the Center for American Progress, with contributing pieces at ThinkProgress, Catapult, and Macalla. Her writing most recently was highlighted in The New York Times. 

For the last three years, Woodiwiss has been workshopping memoirs on loss, memory, reconciliation, sisters, and narrative statehood. Will she ever finish? Time will tell. In the meantime, her primary goal is to "make DC weird," which is how she came to be co-founder of both a design platform and a live music venue network in DC. Abiding likes include porch jams, getting grubby in nature, and futbol. Abiding dislikes are small talk, abuses of power, and football. The jury's still out on twitter: find her @chwoodiwiss.

Blog Posts by Catherine Woodiwiss

Posted by Catherine Woodiwiss 2 days 10 hours ago
Lonely Planet just ranked Washington, D.C., as the #1 Best Place to Travel in the world(!). Coming on the heels of Forbes crowning D.C. the coolest city in America ...
Posted by Catherine Woodiwiss 3 weeks 1 day ago
Editor’s Note: ‘Left Behind’ starring Nicolas Cage hits theaters nationwide on Friday, Oct. 3. The film is based on the wildly popular book series and movies of the same title, in which God raptures...
Posted by Catherine Woodiwiss 6 weeks 4 days ago
This week, the Baltimore Ravens terminated the contract of star runningback Ray Rice after video of Rice beating his then-fiancée Janay emerged online. Rice had previously been suspended for two...
Posted by Catherine Woodiwiss 6 weeks 5 days ago
We love the latest Facebook “book challenge" going around. It reads something like this: "List 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don't over-think this — they don't have...
Posted by Catherine Woodiwiss 12 weeks 3 days ago
In a perfect world, women can choose to be whomever they want. But there is not yet a country on earth in which that is actually true. That is why we need feminism.That there’s disagreement over...

Articles by Catherine Woodiwiss

Even after the Ray Rice video, churches are in denial about sexual violence. 

Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill shines a light on U.S. covert wars.