14 episodes

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.

Bridging Cultures Sheree Reece

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

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.

    Around the World in a Day

    Around the World in a Day

    Bloopers, nuggets of wisdom, and deep connections make up the final episode of Season 1.  You'll hear from our partners in South Africa, Puerto Rico, Malawi, Honduras, Haiti, and Costa Rica.  It's a conglomeration of snippets of conversations that didn't make the other episodes, but needed to be heard.  Join us in our final bonus episode which we wanted to call "Nuggets from the Cutting Room Floor", but Courtney wouldn't let us....

    • 38 min
    Get to Know So & So: Josue from Haiti

    Get to Know So & So: Josue from Haiti

    Are you ever frustrated that people from different viewpoints can't get along?  Especially if they are religious leaders?  This week we'll get to know Josue Andre from Haiti and he'll share how he's gotten voodoo priests, catholic priests, and protestant pastors to all sit around the same table together to make a difference in their community.  He'll share his community development work that is happening in communities around Haiti and you'll get to know him a little better.  Visit www.cor.org/bridgingcultures to learn more!

    • 39 min
    Relief is Just a Phase

    Relief is Just a Phase

    When disasters strike - natural or man made - people want to help.  Sometimes, it's a small disaster that a community can, and should handle on their own.  Sometimes that "help" turns into a secondary disaster.  Sometimes the help lasts too long and turns into dependency.  But sometimes, it's just what a community needs to help them recover and get back on their own two feet.  Join us as we take a glimpse into the good, the bad, and the ugly in disaster response from our friends and partners in Haiti & Puerto Rico.

    • 32 min
    Get to Know So & So: Wil from Costa Rica

    Get to Know So & So: Wil from Costa Rica

    Sawubona:  "I see you" in Zulu is often used as a greeting, but it's more than just for politeness.  Sawubona means you recognize the worth and diginity of the person you are encountering.  Meet Wil, originally from the US, but has lived most of his life in Costa Rica.  Sawubona is a meaningful word to him and shapes how he interacts with others.

    • 32 min
    Sustainable Agriculture = Permaculture

    Sustainable Agriculture = Permaculture

    "Lots of organizations have literally killed Malawians by giving handouts to them....what they need is knowledge, not food."  Luwayo Biswick from Malawi says he can end hunger for a family in 3 weeks.  And not only does he say it, he's proven it.  
    To learn more, visit www.cor.org/bridgingcultures for Shownotes and join our Bridging Cultures Facebook group!

    • 36 min
    Get to Know So & So: Mercy from Malawi

    Get to Know So & So: Mercy from Malawi

    Only 46% of Malawians live within reach of healthcare.  Mercy, the founder of Wandikweza, works hard to bring healthcare closer to the people by training local leaders in preventative care, overseeing nurses on motorcycles, and mobile medical clinics.  She tells powerful stories on the importance of building strong relationships and empowering local leaders.  

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Mel302 ,

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!!!

Derickm49 ,

Inspiring!

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!

ksudenise ,

Informative and fun!

All of the speakers are very knowledgeable and entertaining. I especially enjoy listening to the partners in other countries.

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