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This podcast is a forum for experiences that build common understanding, common commitment and common action. It is produced each month by FreedomRoad.us, and hosted by Lisa Sharon Harper.

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    • 4.8 • 78 Ratings

This podcast is a forum for experiences that build common understanding, common commitment and common action. It is produced each month by FreedomRoad.us, and hosted by Lisa Sharon Harper.

    Brian McLaren: On White Men—After Trump

    Brian McLaren: On White Men—After Trump

    Brian McLaren (author, speaker, activist) thinks outside of the box. He’s a true prophet who decodes the current moment and casts vision for what’s coming. Join host, Lisa Sharon Harper, and Brian McLaren as they dive deep on the state of white men in the post-Trump era--and what spiritual re-formation will require of them in this shifting age.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    National Town Hall on Evangelical Faith and Politics

    National Town Hall on Evangelical Faith and Politics

    This fall Evangelicals launched an honest, raw conversation about our values for integrity and leadership. We decided this conversation was too good and the stakes are too high not to share with our podcast audience! We asked this core question: In our churches, are the principles of our faith guiding our politics? OR Is our politics guiding our principles?

    Join Lisa Sharon Harper as she hosts Rev. Dr. Alexia Salvatierra (Assistant Professor, Fuller Seminary), Kyle J. Howard (Theologian and trauma-informed soul-care specialist), Justin Adour (Lead Pastor at Redeemer East Harlem) and Andrea Lucado (Author and Journalist) in this National Town Hall on Evagelical Faith and Politics.

    • 59 min
    Public Safety Town Hall: Dreaming Another Way

    Public Safety Town Hall: Dreaming Another Way

    Interfaith leaders came together in the wake of the death of Mr. George Floyd by officers who knelt on his neck and body as he pled with them, “I can’t breathe!” In the weeks before and since Mr. Floyd’s death, multiple other black men, women and children have been killed by police. Listen as 14 of the most prolific and prophetic faith leaders in our nation engage the National Town Hall on Policing and Law Enforcement.

    Featuring: 
    Host, Lisa Sharon Harper, Freedom Road
    Rabbi Sharon Brous, IKAR- Los Angeles
    Valarie Kaur, Revolutionary Love Project
    Bishop Yvette Flunder, Fellowship of Affirming Ministries
    Stosh Cotler, Bend the Arc
    Bishop Darren Ferguson, Healing Communities USA
    Shane Claiborne, Red Letter Christians
    Sister Simone Campbell, NETWORK Lobby
    Jim Wallis, Sojourners 
    Rev. Dr. Leroy Barber, The Voices Project
    Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, Trinity United Church of Christ
    Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, The Poor People’s Campaign
    Rev. Aundreia Alexander, National Council of Churches
    Rev. Adam Taylor, Sojourners

    Co-sponsored by Freedom Road, LLC and Faith in Public Life

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Poor People's Campaign

    The Poor People's Campaign

    In the context of the most divided nation since the 1960’s millions of Americans came together online for The Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington. Join host, Lisa Sharon Harper, in conversation with three leading voices of The Poor People’s Campaign: Rev. Liz Theoharis (Co-Chair), Yara Allen (Director of Theomusicology) and Callie Greer (Impacted Anti-Poverty Activist). Three powerful women of the Campaign give us the story behind the story of Poverty in America.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Disability and its Intersections with Everything

    Disability and its Intersections with Everything

    In this raw, honest, beautiful episode host, Lisa Sharon Harper, is joined by three guests, all of whom have intersections with the issue of disability. Shannon Dingle, Lisa Anderson, Amy Kenny and Lisa engage a rare kind of conversation--the kind that changes them in rare time, as we listen in. See the world through the eyes of these three disabled women. Be inspired and be changed forever. 

    • 1 hr 14 min
    LGBTQ+ Inclusion and Exclusion in the Church

    LGBTQ+ Inclusion and Exclusion in the Church

    Much like the issue of slavery in the early 19th century, the issue of LGBTQ inclusion is splitting denominations across the United States. On opposite sides of the fault-line are those calling for inclusion and those engaging processes and crafting policies that exclude LGBTQ+ people from various levels of membership and leadership. Churches usually avoid this conversation, because the stakes are so high and the outcomes so painful.
    This month Freedom Road Podcast, Activist Theology Podcast and Red Letter Christians leverage the power of story to engage this fraught conversation together. Join Lisa Sharon Harper, Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza and Shane Claiborne as they wade through the troubled waters of this sensitive, necessary and timely conversation; charting a way to the other side with raw honesty and grace.

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

Lil dragon lover ,

Amazing, thoughtful conversation

Freedom road is a deeply impactful monthly podcast at the corner of Christianity and Social Justice. Not afraid to talk about intersectionality, Freedom Road takes deep dives into areas of diversity, politics, and social change movements, exploring them from multiple angles through the conversations of the Christian activists gathered to discuss each topic. I look forward to each episode.

Dr3w2122! ,

Great podcast

Important conversations on a monthly basis. I’m challenged by these conversations and am learning so much. Keep up the good work.

GenaCassy ,

Great Content

This is by far one of my fave podcasts. Love the engagement with guests. Most importantly, love that the host doesn’t shy away from the difficult topics or issues of our time. Learned so much and have been inspired with excellent food for thoughts.

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