Conversations about justice, faith, and action. Host, Laura Hunter, sees acting for social change as a spiritual practice. She talks to people who are working for justice, love, and peace in their neighbourhoods and around the world. Together they make sense and meaning of what we do in and through and around communities of faith.This podcast is created primarily for and with those interested in the Justice, Mission and Outreach networks of the Atlantic Regions of the United Church of Canada. But more importantly as a way for connecting people, community, good works, and good ideas. If these things are important to you join Laura and her guests as they reflect on the spiritual journey of Making Hope Visible.
15 Environmental Racism with Dr. Ingrid Waldron
Systemic racism may seem challenging to understand, but with examples from Dr. Ingrid Waldron’s research and her lively explanations of how threats to land and water, climate change, and the pandemic negatively impact Black and Indigenous communities,...
14 Anti-racism and Intercultural Vision with Adele Halliday
Meet Adele Halliday, the Anti-Racism and Equity Officer, for the United Church of Canada. Adele has served related positions at the national offices of UCC for 15 years. In this conversation, Adele explains clearly the differences between racism,...
13 Nancy Hartling: The Senate, Guaranteed Income, Faith and Justice, and more!
Senator Nancy Hartling has deep roots in frontline work for social change. In this conversation, we hear how even as a child she was seeking to understand the experiences of others and wanting fairness for all. She offers us a short primer on the role...
Don MacDougall - Contemplative Living and Justice Seeking
Contemplative practices and ways of living are complimentary practices to working for change. In this episode Laura talks to Rev. Don MacDougall, a wise teacher, leader, and mentor of Spiritual Direction and contemplative living. They dig into the...
Special Episode: Meet the New General Secretary - Rev. Michael Blair
Reverend Michael Blair offers evocative images to describe how he will approach his new role as General Secretary of the United Church of Canada. In this conversation you will learn about his early roots in ministry, his visions for “reconnecting with...
What does it mean to be an Affirming Church? Guests on this episode are from one of the first, and one of the most recent Communities of Faith in Atlantic Canada to be recognized as Affirming Ministries in the United Church of Canada. Katelyn Vardy,...
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Compassionate Conversations for Justice
Warmth and inclusivity meet hard topics and real world issues in this humane exploration of what it means to approach justice from a place of faith. Laura’s honey-toned voice and wisdom-infused contemplative questions make the conversations of this podcast a pleasure to listen to.
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Laura your voice is perfect for this format and your messages are timely and appreciated. Well done ... onward and upward. Looking forward to joining your journey.
I’m excited to hear these inspirations....great way for us to connect all across the Atlantic region...and to be fuelled by what others are doing in their communities? Thank you to the committee...and to you Laura!