The Common Good

Who Is Your Woman of Faith?

Women of faith have moved hearts, minds, and mountains. They have changed the world by their faithful witness – and changed lives. Through our Women and Girls campaign, Sojourners is working to gather and lift up the voices and stories of these women to inspire a new generation of women to lead on faith and justice.

By Unknown photographer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Dorothy Day, By Unknown photographer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Related Reading

Take Action on This Issue

Circle of Protection for a Moral Budget

A pledge by church leaders from diverse theological and political beliefs who have come together to form a Circle of Protection around programs that serve the most vulnerable in our nation and around the world.

Sojourners’ Women and Girls campaign is our newest initiative in our ever-expanding work for justice in our world. Through creative advocacy, education, outreach, bridge-building, and a variety of other ways, we are affirming and empowering the God-given leadership abilities of women and girls in their congregations, communities, and the world.

To celebrate Women’s History Month, we asked some of our supporters to make a gift in honor of a woman of faith in their life. Below are the stories of a few of these women of faith:

Dr. Ellin Jimmerson

“Ellin has been very active in immigration reform, making several trips to Mexico and AZ. She has also produced an award-winning documentary, "The Second Cooler", about those who cross the desert, many dying in the process.” -submitted by Patricia Hallum

Marcia Vant Land

“Mom, you have been a faith leader in our family, in our church, in our community, in the hospital, and to prisoners. We value and honor the example that you are to us all.”

-submitted by Luke Vant Land

Elaine Lufkin

“Elaine's faithfulness to the gospel message in caring for her own children while working for better conditions for children throughout the world is an inspiration to all who know her.”

-submitted by Catherine Schmitt

Dorothy Day, Fannie Lou Hamer

“These are two women, one of whom is on the way to sainthood; the other is scarcely remembered in most church settings.” -submitted by Randy Gabrielse

Thanks to all who contributed stories about these women of faith! If you would like to honor a woman of faith in your own life, please click here and we’ll post her story on our blog.

Sojourners relies on the support of readers like you to sustain our message and ministry.

Related Stories


Like what you're reading? Get Sojourners E-Mail updates!

Sojourners Comment Community Covenant

I will express myself with civility, courtesy, and respect for every member of the Sojourners online community, especially toward those with whom I disagree, even if I feel disrespected by them. (Romans 12:17-21)

I will express my disagreements with other community members' ideas without insulting, mocking, or slandering them personally. (Matthew 5:22)

I will not exaggerate others' beliefs nor make unfounded prejudicial assumptions based on labels, categories, or stereotypes. I will always extend the benefit of the doubt. (Ephesians 4:29)

I will hold others accountable by clicking "report" on comments that violate these principles, based not on what ideas are expressed but on how they're expressed. (2 Thessalonians 3:13-15)

I understand that comments reported as abusive are reviewed by Sojourners staff and are subject to removal. Repeat offenders will be blocked from making further comments. (Proverbs 18:7)