social change

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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January 2017

#53 Casper Ter Kuile on the New Spiritual Communities of the Religiously Unaffiliated

By | 2017-02-02T05:13:36+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|Innovative Community, Podcast, social change|

Casper Ter Kuile is co-author (along with Angie Thurston) of the How We Gather report and its sequel, Something More, which map a landscape of life-giving organizations that are emerging even as religious affiliation declines, such as Crossfit and The Dinner Party.

Casper is training to […]

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March 2016

Welcome & Meet the Aurora Commons!

By | 2016-04-05T09:53:19+00:00 March 2nd, 2016|social change|

Hello Friends! Welcome to my RePlacing Church site. Please take a look around. I hope to be writing regularly here soon, but in the meantime, please check out a story about something that will inform quite a bit of what I write about here. The Seattle Weekly recently did a feature story on the Aurora Commons, the neighborhood living room and resource center I started with the amazing and courageous people of

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