Peace Catalyst Podcast
Bryan & Stephanie Carey - Supporting Local Peace Work in Bosnia & Herzegovina

Bryan & Stephanie Carey - Supporting Local Peace Work in Bosnia & Herzegovina

October 19, 2021

Bryan and Stephanie Carey are Peace Catalyst staff working with local peacebuilders in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina. Both originally trained as engineers and having lived and worked all over the globe, they now work alongside diverse peace practitioners in Sarajevo and partner with Christian and other leaders around the world to equip and empower Christians for peacebuilding.  

 

Give to Bryan and Stephanie’s work: https://www.peacecatalyst.org/bryancarey

Bosnia Catalyze trip: https://www.peacecatalyst.org/catalyze

Trauma-Sensitive Peacebuilding course: https://www.peacecatalyst.org/trauma-sensitive-peacebuilding

 

Edited and produced by Nicole Gibson
Music: Shesh Pesh by J.R. Tundra

Peter & Liz Anderson - Holistic Community Peacebuilding

Peter & Liz Anderson - Holistic Community Peacebuilding

October 5, 2021

Based in Minneapolis, Peace Catalyst staff Peter and Liz are equipping and empowering community peacemakers and collaborating alongside those who are already building peace and working for transformation in their community. They have experience in church youth ministry in Chicago as well as Christian-Muslim peacebuilding in London, and they are now involved in both community organizing and contemplative spirituality, seeking to help people develop holistic approaches to peacemaking on personal, interpersonal, and community levels.

 

LINKS

Donate to support Peter and Liz's work: https://www.peacecatalyst.org/andersons

Chasing the Dragon: https://www.amazon.com/Chasing-Dragon-Struggle-Against-Darkness/dp/0800797035/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=chasing+the+dragon&qid=1633126023&sr=8-1

Be The Bridge organization: https://bethebridge.com

Be The Bridge book by Latasha Morrison: https://www.amazon.com/Be-Bridge-Pursuing-Racial-Reconciliation/dp/0525652884

 

Edited and produced by Nicole Gibson

Music: Shesh Pesh by JR Tundra

Nick & Laura Armstrong - Building Friendships with Refugees

Nick & Laura Armstrong - Building Friendships with Refugees

September 21, 2021

Peace Catalyst peacebuilders Nick and Laura Armstrong spent 23 years living and working in Indonesia before beginning their work among refugees in Boise, Idaho. They now work as a team to build peace by connecting local church members with refugees from around the world who have settled in their area. 

 

LINKS:

Donate to Nick and Laura's work: https://www.peacecatalyst.org/armstrongs

Keith and Becca's Christian Peacebuilding Cohort: https://www.peacecatalyst.org/events/christian-peacebuilding-network-shalom-cohort-ecsew

 

Edited and produced by Nicole Gibson

Music: Shesh Pesh by J.R. Tundra

Martin & Susan Brooks - Peace Catalyst Beginnings and Stories of Building Peace in the American South

Martin & Susan Brooks - Peace Catalyst Beginnings and Stories of Building Peace in the American South

September 7, 2021

Martin Brooks, President of Peace Catalyst, and his wife Susan join us for the first episode in this series featuring our very own Peace Catalyst peacebuilders. Martin has been with Peace Catalyst since 2011 when he and Susan moved back to the U.S. from Turkish Cyprus. The Brooks are based in Louisville, KY and they join Keith and Becca to talk about the origins of Peace Catalyst, their own personal peacebuilding journey, and some of the best stories from their work in Kentucky.

 

Links:

How to Heal Our Divides (book): https://www.amazon.com/How-Heal-Our-Divides-Practical/dp/B0948LPPFS/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=how+to+heal+our+divides&qid=1631034258&sr=8-1

Peace Catalysts by Rick Love (book): https://www.peacecatalyst.org/shop/peace-catalysts-book-1

Join Keith and Becca's Peacemaking Cohort Discussions: https://www.peacecatalyst.org/events/christian-peacebuilding-network-shalom-cohort-ecsew

Christian Peacebuilding Network: https://www.facebook.com/groups/christianpeacebuildingnetwork

Podcast Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/819725478634711

 

Edited and Produced by Nicole Gibson

Music: Shesh Pesh by J.R. Tundra

Kahlida Lloyd & Danielle Blevins - Mission Reconcile

Kahlida Lloyd & Danielle Blevins - Mission Reconcile

August 24, 2021

Kahlida Lloyd is the founder of the faith-based racial reconciliation nonprofit Mission Reconcile, which exists to connect single-race churches (i.e. black churches with white churches) to have conversations about race and to form relationships. Kahlida is also an attorney and holds degrees in Communications, Political Science, and Law.

Danielle Blevins is also a lawyer and a journalist by trade in addition to her role with Mission Reconcile.

Kahlida and Danielle join us to talk about their work in New Orleans and Washington, D.C., what kinds of obstacles they face, and what continually motivates them to do this work. 

 

Edited and Produced by Nicole Gibson

Music: Shesh Pesh by JR Tundra

Bruxy Cavey - Non-Passive Pacifism

Bruxy Cavey - Non-Passive Pacifism

August 10, 2021

Bruxy Cavey is the author of several books, including End of Religion, and teaching pastor at The Meeting House, one of the largest churches in Canada. 

In this episode Bruxy talks with our hosts Becca and Keith about how he came to be part of the Anabaptist tradition, how he understands Jesus’s call to nonviolence and enemy love, and how he’s lived out both in some surprisingly radical ways.

 

Edited and produced by Nicole Gibson

Music: Shesh Pesh by JR Tundra

Devin Turner - Justice, Equality, and Reimagining Community

Devin Turner - Justice, Equality, and Reimagining Community

July 27, 2021

Devin Turner is Pastor of Revolution Church in Washington, D.C. as well as Founder and Executive Director of the faith-based nonprofit Justice + Equality. Devin is also a filmmaker, actor, musician, husband, and father. Join us for this conversation as we talk with him about how he has combined creativity with community development to positively impact people’s lives all over the country. 

 

Episode Links:

Peace of Art DC

Devin’s music

The Interruptors documentary

 

Edited and produced by Nicole Gibson

Music: Shesh Pesh by JR Tundra

Rachel Pieh Jones - Learning About Jesus From Muslims

Rachel Pieh Jones - Learning About Jesus From Muslims

July 13, 2021

A Christian writer from Minnesota now living in Djibouti, East Africa, Rachel Pieh Jones joins us to talk about her experience living among Muslims in the Horn of Africa for the last 18 years and how that experience has deepened her Christian faith and led her closer to Jesus.

Rachel is an author, blogger and even cookbook writer, and her latest book is called Pillars: How Muslim Friends Led Me Closer to Jesus. She has written for the New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Huffington Post, Runners World, and Christianity Today. 

Find out more about Rachel at https://rachelpiehjones.com
 
Edited and produced by Nicole Gibson
Music: Shesh Pesh by J.R. Tundra
Shane Claiborne - Nonviolence and the Subversive Ways of Jesus

Shane Claiborne - Nonviolence and the Subversive Ways of Jesus

June 29, 2021

Shane Claiborne is a best-selling author, renowned activist, sought-after speaker, and self-proclaimed “recovering sinner.” Shane writes and speaks around the world about peacemaking, social justice, and Jesus; and is the author of several books including The Irresistible Revolution, Jesus for President, and his newest book, Executing Grace. He is the visionary leader of The Simple Way in Philadelphia and co-director of Red Letter Christians. His work has been featured in Fox News, Esquire, SPIN, TIME, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, and CNN.

Other links:
Peace Catalysts by Rick Love (book)

Edited and Produced by Nicole Gibson
Music: Shesh Pesh by JR Tundra

Salim Munayer - Reconciliation in Israel-Palestine

Salim Munayer - Reconciliation in Israel-Palestine

June 15, 2021

In this episode we talk with Salim Munayer, Founder and Executive Director of Musalaha Ministry of Reconciliation, which has been bringing together Israelis and Palestinians since 1990. Salim is a Palestinian Christian and Israeli citizen. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree from Tel Aviv University, he went on to earn a Masters from Fuller Theological Seminary, complete graduate studies at Pepperdine University, and receive his PhD from Oxford. Salim has published several books on reconciliation and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; is currently an adjunct professor at Fuller Theological Seminary; and teaches at Bethlehem Bible College, where he previously served as academic dean.

 

LINKS

Musalaha

Journey Through the Storm: Lessons from Musalaha (book)

Through My Enemy’s Eyes: Envisioning Reconciliation in Israel-Palestine (book)

With God On Our Side documentary

 

Edited and produced by Nicole Gibson

Music: Shesh Pesh by JR Tundra

 

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