The Common Good

Elaina Ramsey

Assistant Editor

Elaina Ramsey is honored to be a part of the Sojourners community.

Through her previous experiences as a youth minister in the South Bronx and a community organizer for various nonprofits (and a presidential campaign), Elaina comes to Sojourners magazine with a passion for all things theological and political. 

She received her bachelor's degree from Capital University, where she studied international relations, sociology, and music. She holds a master's in theological studies from Wesley Theological Seminary, as well as a master's degree in international peace and conflict resolution from American University.

Elaina believes the best of each of us in born in community. She enjoys hearing other people's stories and weaving them together to share the good news--God's story of restoration, redemption, and reconciliation for the world.

Elaina is married to a Methodist pastor and resides in northern Virginia. She is an avid singer, Zumba enthusiast, and Groupon collector. She can also be found trying to desperately learn Spanish in order to speak with her in-laws.

Blog Posts by Elaina Ramsey

Posted by Elaina Ramsey 2 weeks 6 days ago
From hosting electronic dance revivals and nightly “beer and hymns” to featuring the hijinks of Christian carnies, the Goose sure knows how to let loose. Yet, this holy mischief is often missing...
Posted by Elaina Ramsey 33 weeks 5 hours ago
Time became suspended for my family and me when Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines nearly a month ago.Days blurred into one another as my mom attempted to contact her family in Leyte, one of the...
Posted by Elaina Ramsey 34 weeks 6 days ago
Christian women are a hot topic these days.Over the past year, more and more Christian women have spoken out about what it means to be a woman in the public square. From the debate over Rachel Held...
Posted by Elaina Ramsey 1 year 8 weeks ago
In March of this year, U.S. and Mexican citizens gathered together on both sides of the border fence to honor the memory of Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez. Five months earlier, Rodriguez, of Nogales,...
Posted by Elaina Ramsey 1 year 16 weeks ago
Last Wednesday morning, the Sojourners community lost an extraordinary friend with the passing of Gordon Cosby. In honor of the life and witness of this beloved brother of Christ, we offer this...

Articles by Elaina Ramsey

Vincent Harding, a steadfast activist and ally in the struggle for freedom.

People go to great lengths for those they love, especially when it comes to immigration reform.

Sr. Jean Lait, an Anglican Franciscan sister based in San Francisco, protests drones and their effects on children

Racism continues to plague our nation. It doesn't have to be this way.

Check out these resources to help you and your faith community address the sin of domestic violence.