About Me

Return Good for Evil refers to the radical commands of Christ about self-sacrifice and love for enemies. This blog comments on current events from the perspective of Christian nonviolence.

I am a five-year veteran of Capitol Hill and a trained “Creating a Culture of Peace” facilitator. My writing has been featured on The Huffington Post, BraveNewFilms and AlterNet. I have written one complete manuscript which is under consideration for publication, and I hope to eventually transition to writing professionally full-time.

I recently completed the Afghanistan blog fellowship for Brave New Foundation / The Seminal.

In Washington, D.C., I served as communications director for U.S. Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.). Prior to working in Smith’s office, I worked in communications for U.S. Rep. Charlie Stenholm (D-Texas), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), and the national office of the Children’s Defense Fund.

I left D.C. once it became clear that Democrats opposed the President’s strategic decisions while making war rather than challenging the militarization of the national economy and the overall use of war to resolve international conflicts. As a devout Christian (Episcopalian), I believe the teachings of Jesus bar the use of violence in conflict.  An active member of the peace movement, I organized vigils and participated in civil disobedience actions to call for the end of the Iraq war. I blog on current events from a Christian nonviolence perspective at http://returngood.com.