Join Rob and Ken as they take time to share stories and chat with unsung heroes from across the world who are doing countercultural good, exploring and reflecting on our experiences of doing good and what we can learn from them.
I Wasn't Expecting That!?!
Have you ever found yourself on the receiving end of doing good? What happened and how did it make you feel?
Often times when we seek to do good in the communities that we are part of, we can get caught up thinking that we are the ones doing the good. But what about the times when we unexpectedly find ourselves on the receiving end from those we are journeying with?
Join Ken and Rob in this final conversation of season one of Rumors of Doing Good as they share their experiences of being surprised when the tables have turned in their journeys with folks who live outdoors as well as punks, squatters and the activist community.
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Blessi Kumar - Making Space for Folks with Tuberculosis in the Developing World
In today's conversation Rob & Ken are joined by Blessi Kumar, a health activist from New Delhi, India. For the past ten years, Blessi has been passionately advocating on behalf of folks with TB in the developing world. She is the co-founder of the Global Coalition of TB Activists which seeks to destigmatize as well as create space at the table for folks with TB when it comes to policies, healthcare as well as social norms. Listen in to Blessi's story of journeying with folks with TB as well as why this is such an important issue in the developing world.
Go here for more info on today's show, including links and show notes.
Intro/Outro music by skinfiltr8r.
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Everybody Now - Climate Emergency & Sacred Duty
Everybody Now is a conversation about what it means to be human on the threshold of a global climate emergency, in a time of systemic injustice and runaway pandemics. Scientists, activists, farmers, poets, and theologians talk bravely and frankly about how our biosphere is changing, about grief and hope in an age of social collapse and mass extinction, and about taking action against all the odds.
On 19th October 2020, Everybody Now is being released by podcasters all over the world as a collective call for awareness, grief and loving action.
With contributions from:
Dr. Gail Bradbrook - scientist and co-founder of Extinction Rebellion
Prof. Kevin Anderson - Professor of Energy and Climate Change at the University of Manchester
Dámaris Albuquerque - works with agricultural communities in Nicaragua
Dr. Rowan Williams - theologian and poet, and a former Archbishop of Canterbury
Pádraig Ó Tuama - poet, theologian and conflict mediator
Rachel Mander - environmental activist with Hope for the Future
John Swales - priest and activist, and part of a community for marginalised people
Zena Kazeme - Persian-Iraqi poet who draws on her experiences as a former refugee to create poetry that explores themes of exile, home, war and heritage
Flo Brady - singer and theatre maker
Hannah Malcolm - Anglican ordinand, climate writer and organiser
Alastair McIntosh - writer, academic and land rights activist
David Benjamin Blower - musician, poet and podcaster
The song Happily by Flo Brady is used with permission.
The song The Soil, from We Really Existed and We Really Did This by David Benjamin Blower, used with permission.
The Poem The Tree of Knowledge by Pádraig Ó Tuama used with permission.
The Poem Atlas by Zena Kazeme used with permission.
The Poem What is Man? by Rowan Williams from the book The Other Mountain, used with permission from Carcanet Press.
When Caring for Others Lead to Burnout Part II
Sometimes in doing good we find ourselves in situations where the environment is unpredictable, hostile, where the demands are overwhelming, and the social support is sorely lacking. When this happens, the joy of caring for our neighbors can become difficult. When we're running on empty, it's hard to continue to care for others when we find ourselves worn out. It's not a personal failing or a flaw, it's simply a matter of being human.
Join Ken & Rob in part II of their conversation as they share their experiences of burnout and how they dealt with it. In today's episode, Rob concludes the conversation by sharing how he experienced burnout after finding himself journeying with the activist community that was highly unpredictable, at times hostile, the needs being overwhelming while feeling under-supported by the church.
When Caring for Others Lead to Burnout Part I
We’ve all been there. That feeling you get when you’re so overwhelmed, all you want to do is… nothing. That feeling has a technical name — burnout — and it occurs when we’re over-worked, overtired, and generally over it. Mission-driven leaders, who tend to be highly motivated, passionate, and over-committed, are even more at risk of burnout than the average person. They push their limits and exhaust themselves precisely because they care so much.
Join Ken & Rob in this two part candid conversation as they share their experiences of burnout and how they dealt with it. In today's episode, Ken kicks off the conversation by sharing how burnout crept up on him in his journey with folks who live outdoors.
For more info on today's episode including show notes as well as possible signs that you might be experiencing burnout, visit www.rumorsofdoinggood.com
Vivian Brocato - Loving Folks on the Fringes in Orange County California
In today's conversation Ken and Rob are joined by Vivian Brocato from Orange County, CA where she started and heads up Punx & Monx, a church for those on the fringes of society.
Listen in as Vivian shares her experiences of loving folks who live in the margins in O.C., and her passion for the arts. Vivian also discusses her commitment to the monastic lifestyle, cultivating silence, solitude, retreats as well as service to those impoverished in various mental, physical, spiritual and emotional ways.
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These two gentlemen hold so much wisdom. I appreciate their stories and the conversations they are having with people involved in doing good on earth. Don’t wait!
Rob and Ken have put together something beautiful in this podcast, offering the stories of people we might never hear about who are doing amazing things (often very simply) in their communities.
Quirky and Cool
Loved this podcast that gives a voice to many Christians who don’t fit into the normal church box. This is a perfect place for those who often find Jesus on the margins of society. The hosts are quirky and cool. I dig it. Make sense that it is birthed out of Portland. Ken and Rob are doing their best to “Keep Podcasts Weird”. 🙂