The Bridging Cultures Podcast features interviews from community leaders and innovative entrepreneurs in economically emerging countries where the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection partners. You can tune in to hear these interviews and some witty and engaging banter from our awesome hosts. While most of the episodes are engaging with leaders in other countries, you can also expect some educational Q& A with special guests from Resurrection’s Global staff that will share lessons learned in partnering globally. Join us as we dive into season 1 discussing our cultural IQ, sustainability, empowerment, and the power of relationships.
S4 E8 The Thread
In this final episode of season 4 we look at the stories shared throughout the season. A surprising realization comes forward as we find some common threads that tie these incredible immigration stories together.
S4 E7 Long Walk Out of the Congo
In this episode journey with a 10-year-old boy, his mom, and his siblings as they risk everything to walk out of the Congo, away from threats of violence, and toward freedom and safety.
S4 E6 There and Back Again - Assimilating From Ecuador
There's immigrating from one country to another...and there's fitting in culturally to that new country. Assimilating is the shadow challenge of immigration. Most talk centers around getting from where they are to where they are going. But very few immigration conversations touch on what it's like when you actually get there. In this episode you will hear first-hand what it is like and the challenges faced to "fit in".
S4 E5 Chaos in the Congo
It's hard to imagine a place in the world right now more brutal and chaotic than the Congo. In this episode encounter one woman’s struggle to stay alive through deeply traumatic experiences, being chased by gang leaders, and feeding the mouths of her children and family. Truly against all odds, Fabiana is alive to tell the story and putting one foot in front of the other day after day.
S4 E4 From Colombia to the Con
You leave it all behind to come to a new country only to find the "camp" you signed up to be a part of is a scam! How do you keep going? How do find hope? In this episode you'll hear an amazing story about Lika, who is from Colombia, and found herself in this situation. Her story...is inspiring to say the least.
S4 E3 Ganglands of Haiti
Gangs are overtaking Haiti and the scene from today's story is all too common. A gang rolls into a neighborhood, takes it hostage, kills, rapes, and destroys whatever it wants whenever it wants. What do you do? Where do you go? Find out what one brave man who was caught in this chaos has done for his family.
Great insights on empowering and encouraging
It’s inspiring to know that there are smart folks doing such good work in the area of missions. It’s easy to get discouraged by all the problems in the world - - this podcast team fills me with hope!!!
Great opportunity to hear from others experiencing and doing life different than myself. Informational as well about opportunities for mission work. Defiantly check it out!
Informative and fun!
All of the speakers are very knowledgeable and entertaining. I especially enjoy listening to the partners in other countries.