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Community-First Leadership Jan 26, 2023

Stephenie-Wheeler Smith, We Deliver Care

"How much would the world change if our leaders focused on community care first?" That's what Stephenie Wheeler-Smith's focus is in her social enterprise, We Deliver Care, that seeks to reimagine public safety in Seattle and widen the circle of human...

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Healing Your Inner Voice Dec 14, 2022

Lisa Asedillo - PSR

Lisa Asedillo is the co-founder of New Day Church in the Bronx, New York, a vibrant, queer, anti-racist and boundary-crossing faith community.  As an ethicist, liturgist, and the Assistant Professor of Worship and Liturgical Ethics at Pacific School of...

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Poetics in the Work of Justice Nov 30, 2022

Drew Jackson, President + Co Founder of PAX

On this episode, we sat down with Drew Jackson, published poet and President/Co-Founder of Pax, a partner of Ignite. Drew is deeply engaged in anti-racism work, primarily in church contexts, and is actively involved with the work of...

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Leading With Everyday Activism Nov 16, 2022

Josh Buck, PAX

Josh Buck is an author, filmmaker, teacher, church planter, and faith-based entrepreneur. He's the co-founder of Pax, a partner of Ignite, and an organization designed to inspire and equip the next generation through slow, beautiful, Jesus-centered content created by...

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Leadership and Faith as Art Nov 02, 2022

 

Rev. Adriene Thorne incorporates art and creativity into all aspects of her life, including her faith and her leadership as the Senior Pastor of The Riverside Church in NYC. She talks with us about the importance and value of incorporating play and a childlike spirit into our...

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Untold Stories of Latinx Leaders Oct 19, 2022

Dr. Peter Rios, Pacific School of Religion

 

On this episode, we sat down with Dr. Peter Rios, author, leadership consultant, professor at the Pacific School of Religion, and Ignite's Academic Director, to learn what he discovered about himself that led him to shift from teaching in...

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En Conjunto / All Together Oct 05, 2022

En Conjunto/ All Together

We’re celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month on this episode, highlighting 12 Latinx leaders from our community and some impactful insights they shared as previous guests of the show. From Season 1 to our most recent wrap on Season 4, we've...

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The Power of Faith in Community Organizing Sep 14, 2022

Reverend Adam Russell Taylor, president of Sojourners, is as much a minister as he is an activist and community organizer. We had the pleasure of kicking off Season 5 with him, hearing how he weaves his faith into his political activism as a reflection of the ministry of Jesus Christ. We...

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Prioritizing Rest In The Work Of Justice Aug 11, 2022

Danielle Hawthorne, VP of Programs, CODE 2040

A recurring theme we've seen throughout this season has been the importance of rest. On this episode, we sat down with Danielle Hawthorne, VP of Programs at Code2040 just after her three-month sabbatical. Danielle shares how she was...

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Supporting Survivors With True Allyship Jul 06, 2022

Nikole Lim, Freely In Hope

Nikole Lim is a speaker, educator, freelance filmmaker, author of Liberation Is Here, and Founder/International Director of Freely In Hope, an organization that supports and is led by survivors of sexual violence in Kenya and Zambia. We had a conversation...

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Centering Liberation For Communities Of Color Jun 16, 2022

Heidi Lepe, Brown Beloved Collective

On this episode we sat down with Heidi Lepe, a Honduran-Mexican writer, theologian, and storyteller from West Los Angeles. As the founder of Brown Beloved Co., a collective space at the intersection of faith, raíces (cultural roots), and...

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Empowering Communities Of Color To Thrive Jun 01, 2022

Dr. Patrick Reyes, Forum for Theological Exploration

On this episode, we sit down with Dr. Patrick Reyes, author of The Purpose Gap and Nobody Cries when We Die.  As the Senior Director of Learning Design at The Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE),  inspiring...

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