Jeannie hails from the lush suburbs of San Diego, where it is just as common to see birds of paradise growing along the freeway as it is to see a gleaming red arrow pointing you to hamburger heaven, otherwise known as In-N-Out. By the time she graduated high school, the comforts of home proved to be too, well, comfortable! And so she left to brave the frigid winters of Pittsburgh, where she studied English literature and professional writing at Carnegie Mellon University. After four years, the masochist in her decided she needed to subject herself to more bad weather, and so she moved to Wheaton, Ill., to study American church history at Wheaton College. There she learned that while cold is bad, cold plus wind is even worse. She returned home, hung up her down parka, and finally entered the working world as an editor at Outreach Magazine and youth pastor at Temecula Calvary Korean Church. After many late deadline nights and trips to Pinkberry with her students, God called her to Sojourners in Washington, D.C. She couldn’t be happier.
These days, Jeannie spends most of her time fiddling with syntax, thinking up new web initiatives, and learning from veteran Sojourners editors. Her idea of a perfect afternoon includes black coffee, a good book, and her magnificent sister.
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The Green Industrial Revolution
How Green For All is building a nationwide green-collar economy.
Audio Interview with Majora Carter
Whether it's the South Bronx or rural North Carolina, visionary activist Majora Carter argues that cleaning up our act is good for us -- and the economy.
M2EP Live Video: Sunday Evening Worship Service
M2EP Live Video: Sojo Offices Before The Mobilization
Will Africa Say No to Nukes?
When two more African nations ratify the Pelindaba anti-nuclear weapons treaty, the globe’s Southern hemisphere will become a nuclear weapons-free zone.
Nuts and Bolts
How to Keep Track of $20,000,000,000?
"The Coalition Provisional Authority [in Iraq] failed to keep detailed accounts of how most of the Iraqi money was spent,” according to an audit report released in February by the Office of S
Sex and the Seminary
The Religious Institute on Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing published a report in January that found U.S. seminaries and rabbinical schools were sorely lacking in sexuality training.
Interview with Robert Brenneman
Robert Brenneman is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at the University of Notre Dame studying Central American gangs.
From the Twittersphere: Peace, Love, and Rock 'n' Roll
Recommended Reading from the Twittersphere
The Giving Plate
In the wake of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, tens of millions of Americans have suffered substantial financial losses, with many losing their savings, homes, and jobs.
Interview with Aaron Scott
Aaron Scott is a second-year M.A. candidate at Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University in New York, and is also a staff member at the Poverty Initiative. In this interview, Scott shares with Assistant Editor Jeannie Choi about the difficulties of living in poverty and the great victories The Poverty Initiative has experienced while working with the poor communities in New York.
Interview with Onleilove Alston
Onleilove Alston was a 2008 Beatitudes Society Fellow at Sojourners.
Gaza's Peace Road?
City Hires Ethicist for Hard Choices
Like many U.S. municipalities, Alexandria, Virginia, is facing financial cuts. But in an unusual move, city officials hired ethicist Michael A.
Interview with Pamela Porter
Poet Pamela Porter shares about her discovery of rare photos taken by Thomas Merton during his search for a hermitage.
Video: How to Make Radical Valentine Veggies
A Conversation with Stefan Andre Waligur, contemplative music composer
Stefan Andre Waligur is a contemplative musician/composer, peace activist and retreat leader from Buffalo, New York.