Social Change

May 2018

#98 Jonathan Brooks on Exile and Englewood

By | 2018-05-14T21:42:21+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Inequity, Local Spirituality, Place, Podcast, Social Change|

Jonathan Brooks is the pastor of Canaan Community Church in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood and the author of the forthcoming book, Church Forsaken: Practicing Presence in Neglected Neighborhoods. He is a community developer, hip hop artist and Chicago city director for Mission Year. Jonathan grew up in Englewood on Chicago’s south side, moved away, and eventually returned to build community. Together with […]

#97 Austin Channing Brown Is Still Here

By | 2018-05-02T04:59:33+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Podcast, Race, Social Change|

Austin Channing Brown is the author of I’M STILL HERE: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness. She is a writer and speaker with a focus on black womanhood and faith. Her work has appeared in Sojourners, Relevant, Mutuality and on her blog austinchanning.com. Austin has been committed to advancing racial justice and reconciliation in her work with nonprofits, churches, parachurch ministries, and […]

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April 2018

#96 AnaYelsi Velasco-Sanchez on Identity & Decolonization

By | 2018-04-25T11:48:58+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Podcast, Race, Social Change|

AnaYelsi Velasco-Sanchez is an IndoLatinx mujerista working to create and agitate her way through the latin diaspora. She is a writer and speaker, visual artist, and faith-based community organizer. She blogs at Patheos Progressive Christian and shares other resources at browneyedamazon.com. Born in Venezuela, she came to the United States at a young age where she was adopted and given the name Ashley. When she […]

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March 2018

#93 Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove on Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion

By | 2018-03-20T05:32:06+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Podcast, Social Change|

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove is the author of Reconstructing the Gospel: Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion. In 2003, he and his wife Lead founded the Rutba House, a house of hospitality where the formerly homeless are welcomed into a community that eats, prays, and shares life together. As the director of the School for Conversion, Jonathan pursues the beloved community in his neighborhood, North […]

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September 2017

#76 D.L. Mayfield on Racism, Refugees and Religiosity

By | 2017-09-06T06:29:39+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Local Spirituality, Podcast, Social Change|

D.L. Mayfield is the author of Assimilate or Go Home: Notes from a Failed Missionary on Rediscovering Faith. Her writing has been featured in numerous publications, such as McSweeny’s, Relevant, Geez, The Toast, and Conspire! Her recent articles include “Facing Our Legacy of Lynching,” a cover story for Christianity Today and “Church Planting and the Gospel of Gentrification,” a cover story for Sojourners. She has […]

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July 2017

#75 Wendy VanderWal Gritter on Faith, Gender and Sexuality

By | 2017-07-17T18:59:35+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Podcast, Social Change|

Wendy VanderWal Gritter is the Executive Director of Generous Space Ministries, a Canada-based organization that cultivates safe and radically hospitable spaces for conversation about faith, gender and sexuality. Generous Space is committed to eliminating the fear, division and hostility that so often mark the church’s engagement with these issues. She is also the author of Generous Spaciousness, a book that offers pastoral guidance to church leaders, […]

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June 2017

#72 Colleen Echohawk on the Resilience of Native People

By | 2017-06-22T19:30:02+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Local Spirituality, Podcast, Social Change|

Colleen Echohawk is the Executive Director of the Chief Seattle Club in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square neighborhood, a non-profit dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless and low-income urban Native people in Seattle. The Chief Seattle Club provides a sacred space to nurture, affirm and renew the spirit of urban Native people. Colleen Echohawk is an enrolled member of the Kithehaki Band of the Pawnee Nation and a member of […]

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May 2017

#66 & 67 Dominique Gilliard on Lynching, Mass Incarceration & Restorative Justice

By | 2017-05-17T04:23:12+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Podcast, Social Change|

Dominique Gilliard is the author of Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice that Restores (IVP, Spring 2018) and the Director of Racial Righteousness and Reconciliation for the Love Mercy, Do Justice ministry initiative of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC), where he is an ordained minister. Dominique has served in pastoral ministry in Atlanta, Chicago and Oakland. He also serves on the board […]

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#65 Alexia Salvatierra on Faith-Rooted Organizing

By | 2017-05-03T20:17:37+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Local Spirituality, Podcast, Social Change|

Rev. Alexia Salvatierra is the founder and “madrina” of the Faith-Rooted Organizing UnNetwork. She is a Lutheran Pastor with over 35 years of experience in community ministry, including church-based service and community development programs, congregational and community organizing, and legislative advocacy. She is the author with Dr. Peter Heltzel of Faith-Rooted Organizing: Mobilizing the Church in Service to the World. She has been a national leader […]

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February 2017

#59 Ian Cron on the Enneagram as a Tool for Self-Knowledge

By | 2017-04-25T05:38:59+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Podcast, Social Change|

Ian Cron is a popular speaker, Enneagram teacher, psychotherapist, and Episcopal priest. He is co-author with Susan Stabile of The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery and the author of Chasing Francis and the spiritual memoir, Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me. Together with Susan Stabile he also hosts The Road Back to You Podcast, a podcast that looks at […]

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