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Faith-based conversations that lead us to peacemaking. A podcast of Peace Catalyst International. www.peacecatalyst.org

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Faith-based conversations that lead us to peacemaking. A podcast of Peace Catalyst International. www.peacecatalyst.org

    How to Create Space for Peace to Break Out - Michael Wood

    How to Create Space for Peace to Break Out - Michael Wood

    Michael J. Wood is an open-space coach and facilitator based in Melbourne, Australia. He’s been providing leadership coaching to leaders in the university, government, business, church, and community sectors for the last 15 years. He has a special interest in supporting people to make positive changes in the world whether or not they’re in formal management or leadership roles. Michael also specializes in dialogue facilitation exercises such as talking circles, restorative justice conferencing, and contemplative retreats. Michael serves as community chaplain at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, and his first book, Practicing Peace: Theology, Contemplation, and Action was published in 2022.
     
    LINKS:
    Practicing Peace: Theology, Contemplation, and Action (book) by Michael Wood
    Harrison Owen: Open Space Technology: A User’s Guide
     
     
    Edited by Nicole Gibson
    Music: Soulmates by Yigit Atilla
    Support the podcast: https://www.peacecatalyst.org/peacemaking-podcast

    • 56 min
    Elfidar Iltebir and Bill Clark - Boarding Schools, Concentration Camps & the Uyghur Genocide

    Elfidar Iltebir and Bill Clark - Boarding Schools, Concentration Camps & the Uyghur Genocide

    Elfidar was born in Urumchi, East Turkistan and grew up in Istanbul, Turkey until immigrating to the U.S. in 2000. She has over 20 years of marketing and project management experience, has taught the Uyghur language to U.S. government employees, and as the daughter of a prominent Uyghur writer and journalist, is an active member of the Uyghur community and an outspoken human rights activist.  
    Bill is a peacebuilder and Program Director at Peace Catalyst and heads an initiative of Peace Catalyst called the Uyghur Wellness Initiative, providing free mental wellness support to Uyghurs in North America who are experiencing secondhand and vicarious trauma from the genocide happening against their people and their family members overseas.
     
    LINKS:
    Uyghur American Association: https://www.uyghuraa.org/
    Bill Clark (Contact him or support his work at Peace Catalyst): https://www.peacecatalyst.org/billclark
    Uyghur Wellness Initiative: https://www.peacecatalyst.org/uyghur-wellness-initiative
    Emily Feng’s reporting on NPR: https://www.npr.org/2022/09/16/1123536630/the-black-gate-a-uyghur-familys-story-part-1
    BBC Where Are My Children?: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-china-48873934
    Uyghur Human Rights Project: https://uhrp.org/
    Campaign for Uyghurs: https://campaignforuyghurs.org/
    SaveUighur.org: https://www.saveuighur.org/
     
    Edited by Nicole Gibson
    Music: Soulmates by Yigit Atilla
    Support the podcast: https://www.peacecatalyst.org/peacemaking-podcast

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery - Katerina Gea

    Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery - Katerina Gea

    Katerina Gea is an organizer with The Coalition to Dismantle the Doctrine of Discovery and coordinates the Repair Network. She also is the pastor of Wild Church in Fresno, CA, where she currently lives in the traditional homelands of various Yokuts and Mono nations on whose lands her Russian Mennonite ancestors settled.
    We talk with her about what the Doctrine of Discovery is, how damage done to indigenous populations is still an ongoing problem, and what Christians can do about it today and live out Jesus's command to love our neighbors.
     
    Edited by Nicole Gibson
    Music: Soulmates by Yigit Atilla
    Support the podcast: https://www.peacecatalyst.org/peacemaking-podcast 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Young Innovators in Peacebuilding - Haleemah Ahmad and Alexander Lutz

    Young Innovators in Peacebuilding - Haleemah Ahmad and Alexander Lutz

    On this episode we talk with the 2022 Rick Love Young Innovators in Peacebuilding Award winners. We presented these awards to two young peacebuilders in honor of our late Founder Rick Love, who cared deeply about young people and wanted a new generation of peace builders to be raised up after him. Each winner received a financial award to help fund their work and provide them with a path to living out peace in the way modeled by Rick Love.
    Learn more about the awards and all four Rick Love Award recipients at www.peacecatalyst.org/rick-love-award-recipients
    Edited by Nicole Gibson
    Music: Soulmates by Yigit Atilla
    Support the podcast: https://www.peacecatalyst.org/peacemaking-podcast 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Way Out: How to Overcome Toxic Polarization - Peter T. Coleman

    The Way Out: How to Overcome Toxic Polarization - Peter T. Coleman

    Peter Coleman is Professor of Psychology and Education at Columbia University and Director of the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution. He's a renowned expert on constructive conflict resolution and sustainable peace, and among many other things, he's also the author of over 100 articles and chapters, as well as multiple books, including The Way Out: How to Overcome Toxic Polarization.
     
    LINKS:
    The Way Out: How to Overcome Toxic Polarization book:https://www.amazon.com/Way-Out-Overcome-Toxic-Polarization/dp/0231197411/ref=sr_1_1?crid=320NUI2UB5TM&keywords=the+way+out+peter+coleman&qid=1675118327&sprefix=the+way+out%2Caps%2C166&sr=8-1
     
    Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution: https://icccr.tc.columbia.edu/
     
    Peter Coleman TIME Magazine article: https://time.com/6222633/second-civil-war-us-how-to-avoid/
     
    The Abortion Talks docuseries: https://whatisessential.org/the-abortion-talks
     
    Finding The Way Out Political Courage challenge:https://www.startswith.us/findingthewayout
     
    Edited by Nicole Gibson
    Music: Soulmates by Yigit Atilla
    Support the podcast: https://www.peacecatalyst.org/peacemaking-podcast
     

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Tips for Interfaith Dialogue Inspired by Rumi

    Tips for Interfaith Dialogue Inspired by Rumi

    Today we talk with Ibrahim Anli and Mehmet Saracoglu, leaders of the Rumi Forum, an organization dedicated to fostering interfaith dialogue and intercultural understanding. 
    Rumi Forum website: https://rumiforum.org/
     
    Edited by Nicole GibsonMusic: Soulmates by Yigit AtillaSupport the podcast: https://www.peacecatalyst.org/peacemaking-podcast

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

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16 Ratings

16 Ratings

podcastlover39503 ,

Challenging and relevant

I am hard-pressed to find a podcast that is more relevant to our times. This podcast takes on the major issues and topics that are currently causing division and disharmony both nationally and internationally. The guests are experts in the particular topic being discussed, providing both researched and experiential learning to the discussions. The episodes have educated, challenged, and stretched me, while also providing hope and practical guidance in the things I can do to be a peace builder in my community.

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Relevant and Interesting

Thanks for having such great people on the podcast that have great things to say, relevant to what is going on in our world today and helping us to all think through how we to better be people of peace, right where we are! Keep up the great work!

Bluestar 70 ,

Excellent and informative presentation!!!

Enjoyed the information shared that few people ever get to hear about the difference between Muslim’s here in America and abroad. We tend to believe they are one and the same. 😐

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