Formerly the Living Presence Podcast.
Part social commentary, part spiritual reflection, part biblical study and part prayers for an aching world, *do justice. the podcast* examines the intersection of faith and the secular through a faith-based, social justice lens.
Hosted by Bri-anne Swan, *do justice.* is brought to you by Shining Waters Regional Council, an administrative grouping within the United Church of Canada.
Refugee King: Epiphany Episode
Epiphany has come a week late. A follow-up conversation from last year's Epiphany episode with Rev. Michiko Bown-Kai, Rev. Alexa Gilmour and Executive Director of Ramiro House, Jennifer McIntyre. Listen as they reflect on what has emerge since last year's art installation, as well as how COVID has affected those seeking asylum in Canada. Music by Emorie and Liz Vice (www.lizvice.com)
How We Tell the Story: A Christmas Eve Special
It's Christmas Eve and we have a fun, lofi, campy retelling of Luke's Nativity narrative with a brief time of reflection. Yes, perhaps the Christmas story isn't historically accurate, but the meaning we bring to the story and how we tell it is the beginning of our call towards how we are to be in God's world.
Revolutionary Joy with Emelda De Coteau (Pray with Our Feet)
Special guest Emelda De Coteau of Pray with Our Feet sits down with Bri-anne (across the Internet) to talk about the revolutionary power of joy and love. Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11. John 1:6-8, 19-28. Music by Emorie and Drew Brown. Words by Sarah Are from A Sanctified Art.
Human Rights Day: A Conversation with David Atwood
A special bonus episode for Human Rights Day (December 10th). Bri-anne speaks with David Atwood, a retired oil company engineer who has spent more than 25 years working to abolish the death penalty in Texas. David is the founder of the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.
Preaching the Wilderness
Special guest, the Rev. Karen Orlandi, joins me as we talk about Mark 1:1-8, John preaching in the wilderness. We'll hear about her unrelenting advocacy for street-involved persons in St. Catherines (Ontario), and her absolute obsession with pooping, and safe, hygeinic places to do it.
Words by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper. Music by Emorie & Chris Tindal. A brief reflection on The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women.
Special Episode: Elizabeth Mohler and Alexa Gilmour speak about the Church & Disability
December 3, is International Day of People with Disabilities. The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992 by United Nations General Assembly and aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.
In honour of International Day for People with Disabilities, the Rev. Alexa Gilmour, minister at Windemere United Church in Toronto, spent some time in conversation with PhD candidate Elizabeth Mohler about disability, the church, the Advent story and the assumptions that are often brought forward when one listens to these familiar biblical texts. We are fortunate to be able to sit in on this conversation.
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As a 30-something member of the United Church I sometimes find it hard to feel ‘fed’ in a lot of congregations - but right now especially this podcast is exactly what I’ve been missing. Engaging, insightful, and nicely produced to boost. Grateful to have found it.
My hour long commute, with its many challenges on certain days, has nonetheless become an opportunity to focus on the presence of the spiritual in my journey. Living Presence podcasts are a welcome guide centring my mind heading into each new week.
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A podcast for Progressive Christians from the new suburbs of East Gwillimbury Ontario.