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Toward Justice

Toward Justice

By The Justice Network
A podcast by the Justice Network, a volunteer organization whose mission is to extol and deepen the Free Methodist Church’s historic commitment to oppose oppression and restore God’s wholeness to those who have been disenfranchised both in society and within the church.

www.justicenetworkfmc.org/toward-justice
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Justice Summit Preview
Eric Logan and Kathy Callahan-Howell preview our upcoming Summit, happening in Asuza, California September 8-10, 2022. To register for in-person or virtual attendance of the Justice Network Summit, visit: https://www.justicenetworkfmc.org/justice-summit  If you would like to leave a voice message, click the following link: https://anchor.fm/fmcjusticenetwork/message https://www.justicenetworkfmc.org/toward-justice
07:47
September 05, 2022
Vision and Challenges with Fraser Venter
Rev. Dr. Fraser Venter, the FMC's new strategic catalyst for Love-Driven Justice, is interviewed and lays out the vision and challenges related to his newly created position. Venter is the Free Methodist Strategic Catalyst for Love-Driven Justice and in this position he will encourage FMCUSA conferences, churches, networks, pastors and leaders to both know and demonstrate God’s heart for justice. Before accepting this new role, he served as Lead Pastor of Cucamonga Christian Fellowship for 25 years, a multi-site and multi-lingual congregation. In addition to his former pastoral role in the Rancho Cucamonga area, he also served as one of the Southern California Free Methodist Superintendents. If you would like to leave a voice message, click the following link: https://anchor.fm/fmcjusticenetwork/message  https://www.justicenetworkfmc.org/toward-justice
30:56
August 22, 2022
If We Were Free: Part II
In this episode we ask some follow-up questions to Rev. Dr. Amelia Cleveland-Traylor concerning what has transpired since she issued her challenge about freedom and pondered what true freedom would look like in the church. Rev. Dr. Cleveland-Traylor is a obstetrician/gynecologist and the current chair of the Free Methodist Board of Administration Diversity and Justice Committee. She has previously served as a pastor and superintendent. If you would like to leave a voice message, click the following link: https://anchor.fm/fmcjusticenetwork/message  https://www.justicenetworkfmc.org/toward-justice
30:18
August 08, 2022
If We Were Free
Rev. Dr. Amelia Cleveland-Traylor shares her perspective as a woman of color in the church and reflects on how it would be different if we were not afraid. Rev. Dr. Cleveland-Traylor is a obstetrician/gynecologist and the current chair of the Free Methodist Board of Administration Diversity Committee. She has previously served as a pastor and superintendent. If you would like to leave a voice message, click the following link: https://anchor.fm/fmcjusticenetwork/message  https://www.justicenetworkfmc.org/toward-justice
29:03
July 25, 2022
Pastors of Color Panel
In this episode we will hear a panel of clergy women of color discussing the barriers they have encountered. The panelists, Rev. Dr, Amelia Cleveland-Traylor (an obstetrician/gynecologist and the current chair of the Free Methodist Board of Administration Diversity Committee), Soo Ji Alvarez (pastor of The Avenue, a Free Methodist Church in Riverside, CA), Marianne Peña (recently moved to Houston, TX to start a new work) and Marissa Mattox Heffernan (Discipleship Pastor at New Hope Free Methodist Church in Rochester, NY) offer up this critical conversation about the experiences of women in the church. If you would like to leave a voice message, click the following link: https://anchor.fm/fmcjusticenetwork/message  https://www.justicenetworkfmc.org/toward-justice
33:20
July 11, 2022
The hiSTORIES That Shape Us
Dr. Junia Howell, Ph.D, discusses how we remember history and its effects on our present realities. Howell, a member of Cincinnati's Winton Community Free Methodist Church, is an urban sociologist and race scholar who researches how federal housing and disaster policies impact racial inequality. Her work is routinely featured in national news outlets, cited in congressional hearings, and used as justification for congressional bills and White House initiatives. If you would like to leave a voice message, click the following link: https://anchor.fm/fmcjusticenetwork/message  https://www.justicenetworkfmc.org/toward-justice
35:03
June 27, 2022
Subversive Witness
Dominique DuBois Gilliard is the Director of Racial Righteousness and Reconciliation for the Love Mercy Do Justice initiative of the Evangelical Covenant Church. In this talk he uses the principles from his book Subversive Witness: Scripture’s Call to Leverage Privilege to demonstrate how Biblical characters demonstrate justice and mercy. If you would like to leave a voice message, click the following link: https://anchor.fm/fmcjusticenetwork/message  https://www.justicenetworkfmc.org/toward-justice
46:52
June 13, 2022
A Methodist Ethic of Justice
Jaymes Lackey, a pastor from The Table Church in Oroville, California, describes a Methodist ethic of justice and challenges a people called Free Methodist to live into their historic gifts and convictions. Jaymes, who comes from a background of poverty and has a fresh perspective to share, journeys back to examine John Wesley and discovers that Wesley preferred acts of justice and mercy to piety. If you would like to leave a voice message, click the following link: https://anchor.fm/fmcjusticenetwork/message  https://www.justicenetworkfmc.org/toward-justice
24:55
May 30, 2022
The Justice Network Origin Story
Listen to Katherine Callahan-Howell and Joshua Canada, both co-chairs of the Justice Network Board, as they tell the origin story of the Justice Network and the reason for its mission to "extol and deepen the Free Methodist Church’s historic commitment to oppose oppression and restore God’s wholeness to those who have been disenfranchised both in society and within the church." If you would like to leave a voice message, click the following link: https://anchor.fm/fmcjusticenetwork/message  https://www.justicenetworkfmc.org/toward-justice
28:57
May 16, 2022