Julie Bourbon is a contributing writer for NCR. Based in Washington, D.C., she has been a writer and editor for more than 20 years, working for National Jesuit News, The Washington Post, and The Times-Picayune, covering religion, social justice, higher education, and more. 
Bourbon is a graduate of Loyola University New Orleans and holds a masters in pastoral studies from the Loyola Institute for Ministry and a masters in urban studies from the University of New Orleans. She currently runs her own business, Bourbon Communications, and is also a certified yoga instructor. 
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It's the least we can do, accompany migrants in spirit by becoming uncomfortable

Perspective: It was about four hours from the time of my arrest to my release. Later, I imagined spending more than a month in the dirty, sweaty clothes I was wearing

Moving 'Beyond the Wall': Immigration panel talks moral, practical solutions

The night before President Donald Trump's State of the Union address, a panel of experts held a dialogue on the immigration debate impasse, noting US obligations towards immigrants.

Project of a lifetime: Couple take on documentary about Teilhard de Chardin's evolution

With a long career in filmmaking, Frank Frost, 78, and his wife, Mary, 72, are working on a documentary about the French Jesuit and paleontologist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

Data show Catholics increasingly split in political leanings

"Faith and the Faithful in the Midterm Elections" was another in a series of talks sponsored by Georgetown University's Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, Nov. 19, which covered how divided Catholics are and how race affects politics.