68 episodes

A conversation fueled by analysis and activism, all in pursuit of getting our hands dirty to achieve social liberation. We believe in the work of social healing and we believe that there needs to be a diversity of tactics to achieve social healing. We hope the Activist Theology Podcast will be one way that we can explore the work of liberation and healing justice.

Activist Theology Podcast Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza & Rev. Anna Golladay

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.6 • 22 Ratings

A conversation fueled by analysis and activism, all in pursuit of getting our hands dirty to achieve social liberation. We believe in the work of social healing and we believe that there needs to be a diversity of tactics to achieve social healing. We hope the Activist Theology Podcast will be one way that we can explore the work of liberation and healing justice.

    Rest Is Political, But Not Always Easy

    Rest Is Political, But Not Always Easy

    Dr. Robyn is heading off on sabbatical for the month so it's a great episode to talk about the politics of rest and spaciousness. Some of us are really good at creating time in our day to rest (er, Robyn). Some of us are absolute shit (uh, Anna). We are part of a society that prioritizes production over people, money over self-care. How do we make rest a practice that is both fulfilling and possible? Dr. Robyn and Rev. Anna explore that very question.
    And, not to worry, their sabbatical won't keep us from still posting weekly episodes!
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    • 46 min
    Murder, War, Guns, Sex Work & Trans Rights: A Brain Dump

    Murder, War, Guns, Sex Work & Trans Rights: A Brain Dump

    It's been a few weeks since Dr. Robyn and Rev. Anna have bantered about the state of the country and our role in cleaning up the mess. This week we will take about the Derek Chauvin verdict, trans rights, the military industrial complex, gun control, and sex workers. Don't miss this robust conversation.
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    To be in touch with Dr. Robyn: robyn@activistheology.com or @irobyn
    To be in touch with Rev. Anna: anna@activistheology.com or @unholyhairetic

    • 52 min
    Standing in Solidarity with Our Asian Siblings: Yuki Schwartz

    Standing in Solidarity with Our Asian Siblings: Yuki Schwartz

    Yuki (she/they) Schwartz is a Louisville Postdoctoral Fellowship Scholar serving as the assistant professor of constructive and political theologies at Claremont School of Theology at Willamette University, and an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. Their research interests are the politics of shame within systems of colonization and imperialism, effects of resistance, and theological deimperial world-building. 
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    To be in touch with Rev. Anna: anna@activistheology.com or @unholyhairetic

    • 57 min
    Standing in Solidarity with Our Asian Siblings: Emiko Soltis

    Standing in Solidarity with Our Asian Siblings: Emiko Soltis

    Dr. Laura Emiko Soltis serves as the Executive Director at Freedom University, an underground school for undocumented students in Atlanta. Born in rural Minnesota, Emiko was raised in a biracial Japanese/Slovak household and developed passions for working-class politics and music performance in equal measure. Emiko's early work experiences in low-wage industries alongside diverse immigrants in restaurant work, janitorial services, and farm labor inspired her to study interracial labor movements and human rights.
    Emiko graduated from the University of Georgia in 2006 and received her Ph.D. in 2012 from Emory University, where she wrote her dissertation on an interracial migrant farmworker movement led by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers in South Florida. After the closing of Freedom University in Athens by its founding faculty, Emiko re-opened Freedom University in Atlanta in September 2014. As the organization's first Executive Director, Emiko introduced the human rights framework to the center of its mission, expanded the curriculum to include the arts and social justice leadership training, and began connecting undocumented youth to veterans of the Black Freedom Movement. Emiko works to advance the undocumented student movement by educating and mentoring a new generation of undocumented freedom fighters and advocating for fair admissions policies in higher education across the United States.
    At Freedom University, Emiko continues to serve as the Professor of Human Rights, teaching classes in international human rights, social movement theory, and immigration history. As an organizer, Emiko has engaged in numerous direct actions for workers’ rights and immigrant justice, and has been arrested four times in the Kingian tradition of nonviolent civil disobedience. Emiko is also an accomplished violinist, photographer, and sings with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus.
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    • 56 min
    Standing in Solidarity with Our Asian Siblings: Sarah Bounse

    Standing in Solidarity with Our Asian Siblings: Sarah Bounse

    Sarah Bouse is a skilled anti-racism facilitator, strategist, trainer. She has developed organizational equity policies/practices, facilitated anti-racism initiatives, and led authentic community engagement strategies to best serve those most harmed by systemic racism and oppression.
    Having worked alongside large and small organizations, nonprofits and businesses throughout Middle Tennessee, she have taught systemic racism and racial equity workshops, facilitated strategic and action planning processes rooted in racial equity, and provided coaching support in anti-racism efforts for these organizations. Her work primarily focuses on internal efforts to institutionalize and operationalize racial equity and anti-racism efforts within institutions.
    She volunteers as the co-lead for the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum’s Nashville chapter and as a member on Metro Nashville Arts Commission’s Committee for Anti-Racism and Equity.
    You can find more about Sarah at www.sarahbounse.com.

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    To be in touch with Rev. Anna: anna@activistheology.com or @unholyhairetic

    • 51 min
    Standing in Solidarity with Our Asian Siblings: Jackie Shao

    Standing in Solidarity with Our Asian Siblings: Jackie Shao

    Jackie Shao is a life coach for creative entrepreneurs and impact-driven creatives. Through coaching, she helps people fully express themselves so that they can be the creative, innovative, brilliant people they are in all aspects of their lives. In 2020, she founded a community for creatives to reimagine their work and lives through the lens of coaching called The Reimaginary. Jackie supports visionaries in moving through their challenges and having clarity to create thoughtful work and build confident, innovative brands. She also supports people in creating healthier, more meaningful lifestyles so that they can do the work they do with ease and passion. 
    Most of her experience in the last decade has been working as a graphic designer, where she strategized, art directed, and designed for more than 50 brands, including The Advertising Council, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Poppin and Moët Hennessy. After experiencing burnout and navigating her way through difficult personal transitions, she built and ran Social Tea House, a program for social entrepreneurs centered around tea and conversations on pain points in life and work, in various co-working spaces. This became the blueprint for The Reimaginary. Since June 2020, Jackie has created and hosted monthly "Being Asian American" events, a gathering for Asian Americans to talk about race and bring a richer dimension to the national and global conversation on race. Jackie is a native New Yorker and is always dreaming up ways to positively impact this vibrant city.
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    To support this podcast, please visit www.kindful.activistheology.com.
    To follow Activist Theology on Twitter: @activistheology
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    To be in touch with Dr. Robyn: robyn@activistheology.com or @irobyn
    To be in touch with Rev. Anna: anna@activistheology.com or @unholyhairetic

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

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Theology in action

I appreciate the ways Dr Robyn and Reverend Anna Golladay hold space for people’s complexities and invite us to show up as we are. Get our hands dirty. Do the work. All the things I felt were missing in Christian spaces.

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