On this podcast we explore a specific social issue and how it intersects with racism, migration and climate. Catholic Sisters, friends, and experts in their field, offer unique perspectives and invaluable insights on a particular topic through the lens of their spirituality.
Exploring Economic Justice
What does economic justice mean to you – as a woman in the workforce, as an immigrant without health care, as a mother with many mouths to feed. For those in our society whose avenues of opportunity in seeking economic justice are limited by the status quo between the haves and the have-nots.
Our panelists, Jake Barnett, Elizabeth Garlow, and Kim Lamberty help us to dive into economic justice!
Exploring Eliminating Gun Violence
Exploring Intersections discusses gun violence and how it has become a global human rights and public health issue that threatens the basic right to life. Gun violence disproportionately impacts communities of color, women and other marginalized groups in society. Armed violence and climate change are two of the root causes forcing millions of migrants and refugees to flee their homes and communities.
Our panelists, Sister Donna Liette, CPPS, Leslie Washington, and Kim Westerman answer common questions like "What are some reasonable measures that can be taken that would have immediate security implications?" "How do we address the underlying contributors to gun violence?" and "How do we create a culture of gun safety?"
Exploring Ending Human Trafficking
This month, we're discussing human trafficking--specifically, how we can end it. Our panelists address how we can help those who are being trafficked, even though it can be hard to identify, and how we can empower survivors to live their best lives now.
Our panelists, Bailey (a survivor of human trafficking), Angela M. Aufdemberge, Sister Ann Oestreich, IHM, are here to help us understand the extent and complexities of this dangerous world.
Exploring Racial Justice
In this episode of Exploring Intersections, our panelists discuss racial justice. The panelists discuss how to deal with our country’s racist history and the long-term consequences as well as how racial justice intersects with the issues of migration and climate.
Our panelists, Emily Lazor, Patricia Rogers, OP, and Mary Lou Specha, PBVM, share their own experiences and offer suggestions on how we can work to support racial justice today and work to become an anti-racist society.
In this episode of Exploring Intersections, our panelists discuss migration. We dive into how we can show compassion without borders, what it takes to navigate legal systems to become a citizen of a different country, and some of the root causes of inequity for those who migrate.
Our panelists, Lesly Gonzalez-Barragan, Sister Denise LaRock, DC, and Sister JoAnn Mark, ASC, share their own experiences in working with migrants and some action items you may consider to help our migrant brothers and sisters.
Exploring Care of Creation
With Earth Day approaching, our topic for April is care of creation. We examine the massive environmental challenges we face and our responsibilities to address them, what it means to care for creation, and how the impacts of climate change affect the most vulnerable.
Our panelists, Leah Clyburn, Catherine McComas-Bussa, and Sister Christin Tomy, OP, discuss how they became interested in care of creation; what actions they're taking; and steps we can make to be wise stewards of the earth’s resources and create a sustainable future for humankind.
Great conversation starter!
The panelist and hostShared candidly and enthusiastically. Left me with a lot to think about and more conversations to be had.