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Episode 56: Dr Leah Gunning Francis

Prophetic Resistance Podcast

Release Date: 08/20/2021

Episode 62: Dr. Simran Jeet Singh show art Episode 62: Dr. Simran Jeet Singh

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In this episode, we welcome my very dear brother, Simran Jeet Singh, father, runner, scholar, and executive director of the Religion & Society Program at the Aspen Institute. We talk about his Sikh faith, religious pluralism, and his latest book, which just hit the shelves last week. We explore his upbringing in San Antonio, Texas, the close relationship between race and religion, and the call to practice radical compassion. This conversation is for the head and the heart.

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Episode 61: Rev. Dr. Emma Jordan-Simpson show art Episode 61: Rev. Dr. Emma Jordan-Simpson

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In this episode, we welcome the Reverend Doctor Emma Jordan-Simpson, the new president of Auburn Seminary in New York.  We discuss how her upbringing and grounding in the Black Church tradition have informed her approach to pastoral care, as well as her focus on the needs of children to help them thrive. In the recent wake of the tragedies in Brooklyn, Buffalo, Orange County, and Uvalde, we talk about how critical pastoral care is for grieving, healing, and the movement for justice.

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Episode 60: Dr. Maureen O’Connell show art Episode 60: Dr. Maureen O’Connell

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Today’s guest is Dr. Maureen O’Connell, an associate professor of theology at LaSalle University in Philadelphia and a clergy leader with POWER Interfaith. Maureen recently released a book titled, “Undoing the Knots: Five Generations of American Catholic Anti-Blackness.” Maureen and I dig into the history behind the book, including how Irish Catholics learned to define themselves as Americans by rejecting Blackness, going back as far as 1820.

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Bonus Content: The Four Episode with McBride show art Bonus Content: The Four Episode with McBride

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Hey, Fam! We are pleased to highlight another episode from our cousin project, The Four, a podcast I co-host as part of fearsome faith foursome including Jacqui Lewis, Lisa Sharon Harper and Otis Moss III.

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Bonus Content: Meet The FOUR! show art Bonus Content: Meet The FOUR!

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The Prophetic Resistance Podcast has a first cousin!! We are pleased to bring you the inaugural episode of The Four - a fearsome faith foursome talkin Black Life, Love, Power and Joy. This podcast is for everyone. I co-host this podcast with dear friends who have all been guests on the Prophetic Resistance Podcast: Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis of Middle Collegiate Church in New York, Lisa Sharon Harper of Freedom Road in Philadelphia, and Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. In this first episode we introduce ourselves as hosts and dig into our lives as prophetic...

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Bonus Content: Revolutionary Faith with Leigh Butler of Akina show art Bonus Content: Revolutionary Faith with Leigh Butler of Akina

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We are pleased to bring you a special episode from our kindred project, Revolutionary Faith, hosted by Rev. Alvin Herring, executive director of Faith in Action. In this episode, Alvin speaks with Leigh Butler, CEO of Akina and Stephanie Roberts, Co-Founder. Akina is a hub for Black mothers and women who are eagerly searching for community, connection, and information resulting in better outcomes for our next generation.

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Episode 59: Season 6 Premiere - Dr. Leah Gunning Francis show art Episode 59: Season 6 Premiere - Dr. Leah Gunning Francis

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Welcome to Season 6. In this inaugural episode we welcome back Dr. Leah Gunning Francis, Dean at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. A scholar-activist, Dr. Gunning Francis has been featured in the PBS Documentary The Talk: Race in America and the 2021 Sundance film, Ferguson Rises: A Racial Healing Documentary. In this episode, we dig into her new book, . A follow up to her first book, , Dr. Leah revisits the clergy and activists from the front lines of the Ferguson Uprising, to hear what they’ve learned in the struggle for justice and healing five years later.  We talk...

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Season 6 is Coming on March 16 show art Season 6 is Coming on March 16

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Our winter hiatus is almost over!  And season 6 will drop in your feed on March 16th.

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Episode 58: Rev. Jen Bailey show art Episode 58: Rev. Jen Bailey

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Today’s guest is Rev. Jen Bailey, an ordained minister, public theologian, and national leader in the multi-faith movement for justice. She is also the founder and executive director of the Faith Matters Network,  a Womanist-led organization equipping community organizers, faith leaders, and activists with resources for connection, spiritual sustainability, and accompaniment. This episode explored the life cycles of justice work, the need for seasons of rest,  the lost art of letter writing and Jen’s new book titled To My Beloveds: Letters on Faith, Race, Loss and Radical...

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Episode 57: Valarie Kaur show art Episode 57: Valarie Kaur

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As we mark 20 years since 9/11, we are releasing an episode that we first recorded with Valarie Kaur in 2020, after the launch of her book, See No Stranger. The book is both a practical guide to changing the world and a very personal and communal chronicle of our lives since 9/11.  . This week, our host Rev. Michael-Ray Mathews joined Valarie, Rev. Traci Blackmon, Sr. Simone Campbell and many others in honoring Balbir Singh Sodhi, a Sikh-American who was murdered in a hate crime in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. He was a businessman, a family man and a beloved friend to Valarie. ...

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This August - and every August - Michael Brown, Jr. and Ferguson, Missouri are heavy on my mind. August 9th was the anniversary of Mike’s death to police-sanctioned violence. My flesh recalls the uprising that followed and the demands of young activists that those of us in faith leadership positions show up in the streets of Ferguson, and stand up for all Black Lives.

As we navigate through a global pandemic; and as the weight of police-sanctioned murder of Black people still presses on us - Ferguson is still teaching us. This podcast was born out of our experiences in Ferguson and one of our earliest guests was Dr. Leah Gunning Francis, author of the book "Ferguson and Faith: Sparking Leadership and Awakening Community.” This week, we are re-releasing my conversation with Dr. Leah.Dr. Gunning Francis’s new book “Faith after Ferguson” was released on August 17th.  We invite you to check out her new book and to revisit this conversation with Dr. Leah Gunning Francis.