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Just Stories

By Just Stories Team
Just Stories hosts a space for a variety of guests to tell their stories related to social justice, advocacy, and service, living out their call to do justly and love mercy. Our hope is that such stories serve to kindle listeners' future stories. Our guests have done work in social justice for people of color, immigration, world hunger, gender equity, the environment, and more.
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BARRETT & LIAM - A friendship that became a brotherhood, guided a career choice, & created music.
This friendship was borne through the University of Illinois Department of Rehab and Educational Services.  Listen to hear how shared faith and music deepened their ties and ultimately allowed them to impact one another, and their community.  InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.        Our God Can (6min mark)
43:43
April 17, 2021
SANDRA GINES - Sister Inspires Sister to Help People Live a Good Life
Sandra shares her journey from pondering how to live a good life to helping others live a good life. Her sister, Darlene, inspired her through her life and death to move from working in journalism to non-profits. She was the director of the Milwaukee Breast Cancer Coalition and now is the director of ACAP, Adaptive Community Approach Program.
32:21
April 10, 2021
ANDY KAROL - Stories of Authenticity from a Poet and her Horse
Andy Karol is a poet and photographer who identifies as gender variant.  She shares stories of how she's learned from Orion, her horse, and about how being vulnerable and authentic has propelled her life.  Be sure to get to the end when she shares a new poem.  It's brilliant!
41:58
April 3, 2021
FATHER COREY BROST - From Shackles to Home - The Journey of Asylum Seekers
Father Corey works with young men seeking asylum in the U.S., having fled their homelands for fear of their lives.  These men find refuge and hope at the Viator House of Hospitality.  Hear some of their true stories of courage and catch a glimpse of heaven.  For women asylum seekers, Bethany House of Hospitality provides similar services.
36:56
March 27, 2021
SHERYL HILBERT - Serving the Homeless Through PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter)
Sheryl Hilbert is co-director of the PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) program at her church which gives support to the homeless. She speaks about the ministry and shares some experiences as a PADS volunteer. More information about PADS and ways to support this ministry is available at oursaviours.org and journeystheroadhome.org.
20:32
March 20, 2021
TONY GATEWOOD and a Multicultural Student Movement
Pastor Tony shares stories of his youth, his journey to ministry in Iowa and God's work in a multi-cultural student conference. He recently transitioned from serving with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, to his new role as the Strategic Initiatives Consultant with Wycliffe Bible Translators.
34:41
March 13, 2021
KATHY KHANG - Story from a Train Platform
Kathy Khang, writer and speaker, shares an experience that would help to shape how she views everyday justice, and inspire her latest book! Kathy considers what everyday justice can look like in our everyday lives; is there an opportunity to stop a brief moment of injustice.
33:10
March 6, 2021
JOHN ALAN BORYK - Meeting MLK Transformed My Life
Rev. John Alan shares about his childhood in the Jim Crow south, his encounter with Martin Luther King Jr, and his march at Selma. Hear more from John Alan on March 4th at 6pm CST discussing the documentary - The Long Shadow. POWER - OSLC
31:29
February 27, 2021
ADD-2: Stories of Hip Hop, Youth, and Life in the City
Add-2 the emcee shares about his life and mission in the city of Chicago, using hip hop and rap to provide alternatives for youth. Add-2 created Haven Studios as a positive outlet for youth to express themselves through music. The vision at Haven Studios is to positively impact the lives of at risk and in-need youth using mentorship and expose them to the many possibilities that exist within the music business. Learn more at havenstudios.org. Add-2 also teaches civically engaged youth how to write rap music with Young Chicago Authors. Learn more at https://youngchicagoauthors.org. Listen to hear his story.
34:30
February 20, 2021
Just Stories Trailer
Just Stories hosts a space for a variety of guests to tell their stories related to social justice, advocacy, and service, living out their call to do justly and love mercy.  Our hope is that such stories serve to kindle listeners' future stories. Our guests have done work in social justice for people of color, immigration, world hunger, gender equity, the environment, and more.
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February 6, 2021