The Common Good

Sandi Villarreal

Web Editor and Director of Online Media

Sandi Villarreal was born in San Antonio, Texas — one of six — and could regale you with facts about her home state.

She comes to Sojourners via stops in St. Louis, Chicago, and Minneapolis. She holds a BA in Journalism and Political Science from Baylor University and an MS in Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She has worked in book publishing, traditional newspaper journalism, online journalism, and non-profit community development.

Sandi is most interested in writing about the intersection of faith, politics, and culture, especially as it relates to the role of women both in our pews on Sundays and in our society in general.

Sandi is married to a Lutheran preacher from Arkansas and is a new mom to a beautiful baby girl. She enjoys wine tasting (a little less often these days) and watching the San Antonio Spurs.

Blog Posts by Sandi Villarreal

Posted by Sandi Villarreal 3 weeks 6 days ago
I tend toward the “eat, drink, and be merry” life philosophy, popularized by the Bible, and also Dave Matthews Band. Growing up in a very large, very loud, very food-centric family in South...
Posted by Sandi Villarreal 8 weeks 6 days ago
I became a mom for the first time in November. Insert here all of the cliché observances about life-changing experiences and never knowing love before and having a better understanding of God and...
Posted by Sandi Villarreal 24 weeks 4 days ago
“Love casts out fear, but we have to get over the fear in order to get close enough to love them.”- Dorothy DayThis year marks the 80th anniversary of the Catholic Worker Movement — best known for...
Posted by Sandi Villarreal 27 weeks 5 days ago
Thursday marked the tenth day of the government shutdown and the second of the #FaithfulFilibuster — A Vigil for the Poor. People of faith, both across the street from the Capitol Building and...
Posted by Sandi Villarreal 29 weeks 20 hours ago
The top religion story of 2012 was the “rise of the ‘Nones’” — the one in five adults in the U.S. eschewing any religious label. That trend is now evidenced across the American religious...

Articles by Sandi Villarreal

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