The Common Good

Sandi Villarreal

Web Editor and Chief Digital Officer

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 and watching the San Antonio Spurs.

Blog Posts by Sandi Villarreal

Posted by Sandi Villarreal 9 weeks 20 hours ago
In discussing birth control and population issues when visiting the Philippines recently, Pope Francis said the Catholic Church promoted “responsible parenthood” that didn’t require good...
Posted by Jim Wallis, Sandi Villarreal 14 weeks 5 days ago
The fact that the journalistic “scandal” got more public attention than the original story should give us pause. And the narrative that is playing out in the story’s wake — the one that...
Posted by Sandi Villarreal 17 weeks 6 days ago
For me, Thanksgiving was always Christmas’ annoying little sister. Thanksgiving isn’t a festive season spanning three months that warrants its own albums; it’s a day when American gluttony reaches...
Posted by Sandi Villarreal 30 weeks 5 days ago
The Internet is a wonderful, fascinating, and disturbing place — a petri dish of The Fall characterized by opinion as truth. As the Web Editor of Sojourners, I spend more time than anyone has a right...
Posted by Sandi Villarreal 39 weeks 23 hours ago
Zab experienced many highs and lows over the past nine years as she battled Hodgkins lymphoma and leukemia, but her talent and wit never waned — blessing each member of the staff, community, and our...

Articles by Sandi Villarreal

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