Rose Marie Berger | Sojourners

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Rose, a indigenous of the West Coastline, lives in Washington, D.C. She has been on Sojourners personnel because 1986.

For a lot more than 30 years, Rose has rooted herself with Sojourners magazine and ministry. She is author of Bending the Arch: Poems (2019), Drawn By God: A Historical past of the Modern society of Catholic Healthcare Missionaries from 1967 to 1991 (with Janet Gottschalk, 2012), and Who Killed Donte Manning? The Story of an American Neighborhood.

A native of the West Coastline, Rose has lived in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, D.C. due to the fact the mid-1980s. In the system of a 30 additionally-year career in religion-primarily based activism, advocacy journalism, and pastoral management, she has tested to be a skilled organizer, excellent author, visionary pastoral leader, and progressive instructor of biblical literacy.

With Sojourners, Rose has labored as an organizer on peace and environmental problems, internship program director, liturgist, group pastor, poetry editor, and, presently, as a Senior Affiliate Editor of Sojourners journal, where by she writes a regular column on spirituality and justice. She is accountable for the Residing the Word part, poetry, Bible research, and interviews – and oversees the output of analyze guides, discussion guides, and the online bible analyze Preaching the Word. She is also a faith reviewer for Publishers Weekly and a Huffington Article commentator. Her work has appeared in Nationwide Catholic Reporter, Publishers Weekly, Religion Information Support, Radical Grace-Oneing, The Merton Seasonal, U.S. Catholic, and somewhere else.

Rose has a veteran heritage in social justice activism, together with: organizing inter-religious witness from the Keystone XL pipeline educating and coaching teams in nonviolence top retreats in spirituality and justice producing on matters as assorted as the “Spiritual Eyesight of Van Gogh, O’Keeffe, and Warhol,” the war in the Balkans, interviews with black activists Vincent Harding and Yvonne Delk, the Really like Canal’s Lois Gibbs, and Mexican archbishop Ruiz, cultural commentary on the Catholic church and the peace movement, opinions of motion pictures, textbooks, and music.

A founding member of a little resourceful crafting team, Rose Berger has taught producing and poetry workshops for kids and older people. She’s done her MFA in poetry by way of the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast plan. Her poetry has been posted in Sojourners, The Other Aspect, Radix and D.C. Poets From the War.

Rose grew up in the Central Valley of California, situated in the wealthy flood plains of the Sacramento and American rivers. Elevated in radical Catholic communities greatly affected by Franciscans and the Catholic Worker motion, she served for nine many years on the pastoral workforce for Sojourners Community Church five as its co-pastor. She directed Sojourners internship program from 1990-1999. She is currently senior editor and poetry editor for Sojourners journal.

She has traveled all through the United States, and also in Israel/Palestine, Costa Rica, the Netherlands, Northern Eire, Bosnia, Kosova, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, and El Salvador traveling to primarily with faith communities working for peace in predicaments of conflict.

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She lives in the Southern Columbia Heights community of Washington, D.C., in the Anacostia watershed on traditional Piscataway lands.