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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Reclaiming Jesus event brings its message to the White House

An ebullient church service on May 24 intended to "reclaim the integrity of faith during political and moral crisis" segued into a silent candlelight procession through the capital city's downtown streets before ending in prayer and song about 90 minutes later opposite the White House.

Georgetown panel debates faith and the Republican Party

Figures from across the conservative landscape gathered at Georgetown University to debate whether religion contributes to polarization, or if it can help overcome divisions.

US infrastructure investment key to better jobs, less hunger, Bread for the World recommends

National investment in widespread infrastructure improvement would create jobs, raise wages and help create a more inclusive economy — key to eradicating hunger and poverty in the United States, a new policy recommendation by a Christian anti-hunger lobby says.

Galvanized marchers take over Washington streets to demand gun law reform

March for Our Lives: The Washington, D.C., march organized March 24 by students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after the Feb. 14 mass shooting there drew hundreds of thousands of people.