The Common Good

Rebecca Kraybill

Editorial Assistant

Rebecca Kraybill, originally from Lancaster, Pa., is the editorial assistant to Sojourners magazine. Her love for print publications started in elementary school when she submitted her so-called “jokes” to Reader’s Digest in the dream that they would be published. Though they never were, she has found that the power of the written and printed word has driven her since.

Rebecca graduated from Goshen College in 2013 with a degree in English writing. While at Goshen, she served as the editor-in-chief of the college newspaper and a leader of the student women’s association. She spent a semester studying abroad in Sichuan Province, China.

Journalism has become a way for Rebecca to explore her interest in words, people, and stories. She has reported for The Intelligencer Journal/New Era in Lancaster, Pa. and The Elkhart Truth in Elkhart, Ind.

Rebecca is humbled to work in a setting where the stories of human struggle, compassion, and faith are told over and over again. She read recently that “some years ask questions and some years answer them.” She’s not sure yet if her year in D.C. will prompt more asking or more answering, but she’s glad that Sojourners eagerly welcomes both.

Blog Posts by Rebecca Kraybill

Posted by Rebecca Kraybill 1 year 1 week ago
Amanda Gross describes herself as a “weaver of things and people.”Gross, a fiber artist based in Pittsburgh, Pa., has been weaving things — from quilts to bags to skirts — for years. But, as a “...
Posted by Rebecca Kraybill 1 year 11 weeks ago
Pink princess pajamas. Jeans and a t-shirt. Sweatpants and a baggy sweater.When Twitter user Christina Fox (@Steenfox) asked her followers, “What were you wearing when you were assaulted?” some...
Posted by Rebecca Kraybill 1 year 25 weeks ago
“She wakes to the sound of breathing. The smaller children lie tangled beside her, their chests rising and falling under winter coats and wool blankets.”So begins the New York Times story ...
Posted by Rebecca Kraybill 1 year 30 weeks ago
Can you be scared into salvation?For the past 41 years, Liberty University’s “Scaremare” has attracted thousands to its haunted attraction, where students in costumes deliver thrills and screams...
Posted by Ben Sutter, Rebecca Kraybill 1 year 32 weeks ago
The ethos of slavery still runs deep in our national consciousness. Alfre Woodard, a supporting actress in the upcoming movie 12 Years a Slave, hopes that point is taken by all who see it.“...

Articles by Rebecca Kraybill

Peter and Kelly Shenk Koontz know the difficulties and joys of peacebuilding in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Katerina Friesen, a seminary student, knows the labor of love of land-based ministry.

A conversation with writer and performer Daniel Beaty.

A map of the proposed route for the Keystone XL pipeline.

Tyrone Parker works with urban youth and families in the nation's capital.