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.
Music used with permission, thank you Dr J and Mira.
Climate Action, Pilgrimage and COP-26
As Britain prepares to host COP26 the Young Christian Climate Network are going beyond individual decisions for the climate to acting on a collective basis. Find out about their incredible relay from Cornwall to Scotland, how to get involved, and the importance of the UK hosting and owning this conference.
More about the relay https://www.yccn.uk (here)
Putting the Fun in Fundamentalism
Alastair McIntosh loves surprising people in board meetings by quoting the Bible. He speaks about the importance of connecting the outer and inner life, healthy leadership and the influence of the quakers on his activism. This episodes includes some excellent belly laughs.
Alastair has been described as “one of the world’s leading environmental campaigners.” He is a pioneer of modern land reform in Scotland, helping to bring the Isle of Egg into community ownership and negotiating the withdrawal of the world’s biggest cement company from a project on the Isle of Harris. He also lectures at military staff colleges on nonviolence and is a fellow of the School of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh
Book into the Red Letter Christian event https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rlc-uk-book-club-spiritual-activism-w-alastair-mcintosh-matt-carmichael-tickets-142280884957?fbclid=IwAR0AiZe2G1U609zVC44GpMtaN00ol3OtnbYKH2t0LDKMUBG1_obSFEN09eQ (here)
More from Alastair http://www.alastairmcintosh.com (here)
Does Good Theology Matter for Activists?
How does good theology inform our activism? Imogen Ball, winner of this year’s Theology Slam, helps us think about applying Jesus’ model of creative compassion to our activism.
Find out more about theology slam on twitter @theologyslam
Hear Imogen’s winning talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TP1IRH9eqEs (here)
The Church and Climate Change
What is the future of the church if it doesn't start talking about climate change? Young activists are asking the church to step up.
Dot Tyler, Head of Youth and the Emerging Generation at the charity Tearfund joins Abi and Leah Otto, a young climate activist to talk about the future.
Information and tickets for The Justice Conference https://thejusticeconference.co.uk (here)
More on the Emerging Leaders course https://weare.tearfund.org/emerging-influencers/ (here)
More on the Burning Down the House research https://weare.tearfund.org/burning-down-the-house/ (here)
More on the YCCN relay https://www.yccn.uk (here)
Easter Special with Wendy Lloyd
Happy Easter from everyone at The Praxis Centre for Hope and Activism!
Abi is joined today by Wendy Lloyd who is the faith communications co-ordinator for the charity Christian Aid.
Good Friday Reflection with Bonté Uwimana
As we sit in the grief of Good Friday Bonté Uwimana brings to life the story we have heard so many times.
It’s great to hear Christians engaging with the needs of the world and facing some tough questions with integrity. I always come away with something to think about.
Relevant, inspiring and challenging!
So good to hear how people around the world are marrying their faith with activism. Inspiring stuff!
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.