The Common Good

Kara Lofton

Editorial/Online Intern

Kara Lofton was born and raised in Virginia and is a senior liberal arts major at Eastern Mennonite University. Kara is currently in EMU’s Washington Community Scholars Program. She is interning at Sojourners as part of the editorial and web teams and living in DC as a part of an intentional community with 10 other students from Mennonite universities. 

Kara has also completed internships with Prism magazine and EMU's department of marketing and communications. Her duties during these internships included writing articles, taking photographs, conducting interviews, and updating the websites. She is committed to social justice and equal rights and is particularly passionate about women’s rights, environmental stewardship, and peace. 

Kara has traveled all over the world, but most recently spent a semester studying abroad in Spain and Morocco. She is a committed vegetarian, aspiring yogi, mandolin player, and outdoor enthusiast. She can be found most often in book stores, coffee shops, and climbing mountains. 

Blog Posts by Kara Lofton

Posted by Kara Lofton 1 week 2 days ago
Washington, D.C.—The national “Fast for Families Across America” bus tour campaign ended  their journey yesterday in front of the U.S. Capitol building on the National Mall where hundreds...
Posted by Kara Lofton 3 weeks 2 days ago
You can certainly get community outside of church, says bestselling author and blogger Rachel Held Evans, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth being part of a church community.“Church forces us into...
Posted by Kara Lofton 3 weeks 3 days ago
“Public theology is the way in which faith professes action in the public square,” explained Mike McCurry.This idea — that there is a connection between your spiritual faith and what you do in...
Posted by Kara Lofton 4 weeks 1 day ago
I lust. The words almost seem like they could be a tagline for a new Apple product — an appropriate image perhaps for a generation that is glued to our smart phones. Or perhaps the words are better...
Posted by Kara Lofton 4 weeks 2 days ago
“Humanity is intimately tied to the world we live in, and every societal action and technological advance has an effect on the earth,” reads one of the plaques in the current Unintended Journeys...

Articles by Kara Lofton

Resources for living well in the midst of death and grief.

Nadia Bolz-Weber's church, House for All Sinners and Saints, is not your typical Lutheran church. 

Sojourners' online calendar features an image and prayer from various tribes around North and Central America that reflect an Indigenous understanding of God.