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Inspiring you with bold stories from Christian activists - people who have embraced the ancient call to action and who will inspire us to do the same.

From the Praxis Centre for Hope and Activism.

praxiscentre.org
twitter @hopefulactivism
facebook @hopefulactivists

Music used with permission, thank you Dr J and Mira.
https://drjpresents.bandcamp.com/

The Hopeful Activists' Podcast Rich Gower and Abigail Thomas

    • Christianity
    • 4.9, 39 Ratings

Inspiring you with bold stories from Christian activists - people who have embraced the ancient call to action and who will inspire us to do the same.

From the Praxis Centre for Hope and Activism.

praxiscentre.org
twitter @hopefulactivism
facebook @hopefulactivists

Music used with permission, thank you Dr J and Mira.
https://drjpresents.bandcamp.com/

    Lockdown Lessons

    Lockdown Lessons

    HUGE thanks to Dr J for allowing us to use his music on this episode. It's all taken from his album Journey, which is available at


    https://drjpresents.bandcamp.com


    now stop reading this and go and buy it!


    Thank you so much to Dr J, Rachel Mander, Alison Dennis, Danielle Wilson, Sophie Gower and Sam Ward for sharing your lockdown lessons with us.


    Tracks used: Leaving Orphanhood Behind, Belong, Night Fall.

    • 16 min
    Mental Health, Young People and Covid-19

    Mental Health, Young People and Covid-19

    Abz Adekeye is a youth pastor and specialist Cognitive Behavioural Therapist for young people aged 11-25. Abi spoke to her about how she has supported young people and her advice to all of us to care for our mental health at this time.


    Twitter @abziea


    encounterchurch.uk/youth

    • 12 min
    Homelessness and Community Organising

    Homelessness and Community Organising

    A fascinating interview with Shermara Fletcher about grassroots community organising, bringing about local transformation and political change.


    To hear more from Shermara and others involved in community organising visit:


    www.theology-centre.org.uk/category/just-church-podcast/ (http://www.theology-centre.org.uk/category/just-church-podcast/)


    The Open Table:


    https://www.stgeorgeintheeast.org/the-open-table


    Twitter: @ShermaraFletche @theologycentre (https://twitter.com/theologycentre)

    • 21 min
    Theology and Race: Augustine Tanner-Ihm

    Theology and Race: Augustine Tanner-Ihm

    Augustine Tanner-Ihm is the winner of this years Theology Slam! Abi celebrates with him and Augustine shares why the theology of race is so vital today and how to recover from abuse and stay passionate for Jesus.


    The Theology Slam 2020 Final is here:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vn4WuoboBLw


    Theology Slam is a collaboration between SCM Press, Church Times, London Institute for Contemporary Christianity and St Anselm’s Community.

    • 23 min
    Life Changing Work: Chris Gillies

    Life Changing Work: Chris Gillies

    Chris Gillies presents a reflection on redemptive practice in our working lives, whether that’s working for money, or the many other ways that you are using your time. It’s a deep reflection, and we would love to hear your responses to it!


    Chris Gillies spent 36 years working in financial services and shares some of his fascinating story on the LICC website, where you can also find some amazing resources to help you follow Jesus in your Monday - Saturday life.


    licc.org.uk/resources/business-with-god/


    The blog post Chris has kindly written to accompany this episode is here:


    praxiscentre.org/podcast/life-changing-work-chris-gillies/

    • 24 min
    Worship and Justice: Lucy Grimble

    Worship and Justice: Lucy Grimble

    Abi talks to worship leader and songwriter Lucy Grimble about where justice and worship meet. Lucy has gifted the song "Goliath" written with Mitch Wong to International Justice Mission and you can buy it here:


    ijmuk.org/goliath


    and find out more about Lucy Grimble here:


    http://lucygrimble.com


    The group Lucy recommends, Common Hymnal, can be found here:


    commonhymnal.com


    Music used with permission.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Tabunak ,

Relevant, inspiring and challenging!

So good to hear how people around the world are marrying their faith with activism. Inspiring stuff!

Christian Creative Network ,

A fascinating podcast

I love how this podcast delves into some great subject areas and really opens up discussion.

It’s very well produced and balanced.

Colse ,

Listen and share with others!

Great to find fellow people championing and challenging different areas! A real source of encouragement and inspiration.

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