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Spirits Rising

Spirits Rising

By Spirits Rising
Divy and Esther, from the Student Christian Movement Canada, question everything we’ve been taught about faith. With our awesome guests, we explore liberating spiritualities true to our experiences.
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Episode 3 - Celebrating SCM Canada's 100th Anniversary
This special live episode of Spirits Rising celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Student Christian Movement in Canada. In dialogue with SCM alumni Lois Wilson, Joy Kennedy, HyeRan Kim-Cragg, and Elliott Gunn, we explore a century of radical left Christian student organizing and find a surprising number of common themes across the decades.
May 5, 2021
Episode 2 - Dismantling Heterosexism in the Church
Our guests for this episode are Becca Sawyer (she/her), Ontario Director of Community for Generous Space, and Michiko Bown-Kai (they/them), a Program Assistant with Generous Space, as well as a United Church of Canada minister and SCM U of T alumni. Michiko and Becca share their thoughts with us about what life-giving Christian community looks like for LGBTQ2+ folks, what it means to claim space as a Queer Christian leader, and the significance of a "living apology" for religious-based harm.
April 16, 2021
Episode 1 - Introducing Your Hosts
Divy and Esther talk about life under lockdown, being Student Christian Movement coordinators, and our faith journeys from good Pentecostal and Presbyterian church kids (respectively) to Radical Bible Study leaders.
February 26, 2021
Welcome to Spirits Rising!
Who are we and why are we starting a podcast? Listen to find out!
February 26, 2021