Jon and colin explore our interconnectedness and Oneness, and how Soul Force Ones - different people of different vocational callings and spiritual and cultural backgrounds - find purpose and meaning making through their work
43. Faith, Research, and Poetry with Gabriela Portillo Alvarado
We're back after a brief hiatus! On this episode, we speak with undergraduate student and poet Gabriela Portillo Alvarado about their Quaker faith, their research, and their poetry. Gabriela also shares a brand new poem, written for our conversation!
Episode 43 features music by Ruby Ibarra and Cambiowashere.
The Soul Force Ones theme song was produced by OJ the Producer.
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42. "We do this for the community" ft Josh Barousse of San José Spotlight
On this episode of the Soul Force Ones podcast, we speak with Josh Barousse, the co-founder and executive director of the award winning San José Spotlight, a non profit news organization dedicated to independent local reporting. We discuss a variety of topics ranging from journalism and the news to relationships, the differences between prayer and meditation, and work-life balance. After the interview, Jon and colin do the remix, where they reflect on a few of the episodes main themes. Get your notepad ready!
Read the San José Spotlight.
Find out more about the Soul Force Ones.
This episode features the song Headlines by One Be Lo and Paper Boi featured in the FX show Atlanta.
41. Creation Justice Advocate Cherice Bock
This week we are joined by Cherice Bock. Cherice works as a Creation Justice Advocate with Oregon Interfaith Power & Light and Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, and you can find more about her amazing work HERE.
A few themes from this episode are:
our interconnectedness the importance of listening to how other species and parts of creation speak up to usthe notion of watershed discipleshiptraditional ecological knowledge andhope as an actionThis episode also features the song "Unconditional" by Lightheaded.
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40. Powers that Be. Powers that Do. Reflections on Violence(s)
On episode 40 (40!!!), Jon and colin do something a little different. The hosts discuss a theme that spans several recent episodes, violence.
Is violence the antithesis of soul force?What does it mean to aspire for peace internally and externally?Is labor violent?... What about working yourself to death?Is there a violence of idleness?40 episodes in, and there's so much more to explore about Soul Force and that C.A.S.H. What’s been your favorite episode so far? Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you think. We’d love to hear from you.
Music included in this episode is from Oddisee and Cambio, and the Soul Force Ones theme song produced by OJ the Producer.
39. Refuge and Refugees ft. Dr. Ted Khoury
Episode 39 features Dr. Ted Khoury, Associate Professor of Management and the Cameron Professor of Strategy, Sustainability, and Entrepreneurship at Portland State University. An accomplished entrepreneurship scholar, Dr. Khoury discusses a few of the contributions of his collaborative work in refugee settings. He shares about his Palestinian background and how his family’s experiences have influenced his teaching and his research, and he touches on the refuge he finds in music and his work. After the interview, Jon and colin do the remix, where they discuss a few themes from the interview at depth, or reflect on the conversation at large.
You can find more on Dr. Khoury’s work and today’s featured music via the links below.
Dr. Khoury's Google Scholar page
PSU Faculty Feature on Dr. Khoury
DAM (Da Arab MCs)
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38. The Good Fight ft José Santos Woss
In episode 38, Jon and colin speak with José Santos Woss, the Director for Justice Reform with the Friend’s Committee on National Legislation. We explore how he came to Quakerism as a young Black Latino man, the meaning he finds in his work, and some of the urgent topics he’s working on at the moment. Following the interview, as always, we do a quick remix where we reflect on some key takeaways from the conversation.
This episode features Want Something Done by Oddisee off of his album, The Good Fight.
José Santos Woss
- FCNL Page
- Recent Article from Sept. 1, 2021
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