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The Peacecast

The Peacecast

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A podcast where justice and peace meet, brought to you by the Fellowship of Reconciliation.
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Working on the Margins and Campaigning for Peace with Sr Katrina Alton CSJP
Sr Katrina Alton shares with us her journey of becoming a nun in the Congregation of the Sisters of St Joseph of Peace (CSJP), her experiences of protesting against a gun factory in her local area and the importance of listening to the voices of the marginalised. You can follow Sr Katrina on Twitter here: @SrKatrinaCSJP Get in Touch: www.for.org.uk/thepeacecast Twitter: @ThePeacecast Facebook: @FORPeacecast Presented by: John Cooper, Director of The Fellowship of Reconciliation Edited by: John Middleton, Middy Media (Twitter: @MiddyMedia) Produced by: Jack Woodruff, Digital Storyteller at The Fellowship of Reconciliation
40:41
June 14, 2021
Striving for Change: Inside and Outside the Establishment with the Revd Adam Taylor
With Adam we talk about challenging injustice, from both inside and outside the political establishment, mainly drawing on his time in the Whitehouse during the Obama Administration. We also explore the central calling to change the world around us and the beloved community, which he explores in his new book that will come out later this year. The Revd Adam Russell Taylor is the new President of Sojourners and author of Mobilizing Hope: Faith-Inspired Activism for a Post Civil Rights Generation. He has worked as Faith Advisor to the world bank and been political advisor to the Sojourners movement. He is formed in the powerful American Baptist Tradition and is an ordained Baptist pastor. Recommended Reading Mobilizing Hope: Faith-Inspired Activism for a Post-Civil Rights Generation by Adam Taylor Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman A More Perfect Union: A New Vision for Building the Beloved Community by Adam Taylor – coming out Sept 2021 Get in Touch: www.for.org.uk/thepeacecast Twitter: @ThePeacecast Facebook: @FORPeacecast Presented by: John Cooper, Director of The Fellowship of Reconciliation Edited by: John Middleton, Middy Media (Twitter: @MiddyMedia) Produced by: Jack Woodruff, Digital Storyteller at The Fellowship of Reconciliation
47:23
May 24, 2021
Folk Music and The Call to Action with Peggy Seeger
In conversation with Peggy, she talks about working with Extinction Rebellion and the energy surrounding the movement of young people who take action for the climate. We also hear about her experience of the Aldermaston Marches, and how the singing of folk songs can bring people together. Peggy Seeger is an American folksinger who is well-known both in America and in the UK. Recently Peggy has worked with Extinction Rebellion to write protest songs focusing on climate justice. Alongside this, she is also a feminist, left-winger, and an advocate. Get in Touch: www.for.org.uk/thepeacecast Twitter: @ThePeacecast Facebook: @FORPeacecast Presented by: John Cooper, Director of The Fellowship of Reconciliation Edited by: John Middleton, Middy Media (Twitter: @MiddyMedia) Produced by: Jack Woodruff, Digital Storyteller at The Fellowship of Reconciliation
53:23
March 15, 2021
Biblical Violence with the Revd Dr Helen Paynter
As peacemakers, it can be very hard reading the stories of violence in the Bible, especially when the violence is seen as acceptable to God. Helen helps us face some of these stories head-on, and explore why these stories are in the Bible and what we can learn from them. Helen Paynter is an ordained Baptist minister, she has a masters in missional church leadership, a PHD focussed on the old testament – with a focus on humour in the book of kings. Helen is also the Director of the Centre for Bible and Violence, and the host of the Guns and God podcast, which you can find here: Guns and God - CSBV (csbvbristol.org.uk). For this episode, there are the following content warnings: Violence, Sexual Abuse. Recommended Reading: God of Violence Yesterday, God of Love Today? by Helen Paynter Get in Touch: www.for.org.uk/thepeacecast Twitter: @ThePeacecast Facebook: The Peacecast Presented by: John Cooper, Director of The Fellowship of Reconciliation Edited by: John Middleton, Middy Media (Twitter: @MiddyMedia) Produced by: Jack Woodruff, Digital Storyteller at The Fellowship of Reconciliation
39:22
March 1, 2021
Christian Activism with Ellen Loudon
In this episode, we explore the importance of starting small but dreaming big, the challenges of being an activist and having to let go,  and which of the 12 rules are most important to Ellen.  The Revd Canon Dr Ellen Loudon is the Director of Social Justice for the Diocese of Liverpool. Last year, Ellen released a book called "12 Rules for Christian Activists: A Toolkit for Massive Change" which outlines a way of living out the Christian calling to be an activists. Recommended Reading: 12 Rules for Christian Activists: A Toolkit for Massive Change, edited by Ellen Loudon Get in Touch: www.for.org.uk/peacecast Twitter: @ThePeacecast Presented by: John Cooper, Director of The Fellowship of Reconciliation Edited by: John Middleton, Middy Media (Twitter: @MiddyMedia) Produced by: Jack Woodruff, Digital Storyteller at The Fellowship of Reconciliation 
39:15
February 15, 2021