76 episodes

The Telos Channel, hosting the suite of Telos podcasts /// Undaunted: In our divided and dangerous world, how can we choose peace? Join us on our journey to find answers, guided by radical peacemakers and their stories from the front-lines. When conflict seems intractable, these conversations give us the courage to choose a different way—a way of justice, healing, and hope. A way of peacemaking // The Weekly Check-in: Join the team at Telos every week as they unpack headlines to hit the U.S., Israel/Palestine, and beyond. Though it might seem daunting, peacemaking is for all of us—journey with the Telos team as they explore how peacemaking is the driving force our world needs, and how we can each join in it today.

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    • 5.0 • 33 Ratings

The Telos Channel, hosting the suite of Telos podcasts /// Undaunted: In our divided and dangerous world, how can we choose peace? Join us on our journey to find answers, guided by radical peacemakers and their stories from the front-lines. When conflict seems intractable, these conversations give us the courage to choose a different way—a way of justice, healing, and hope. A way of peacemaking // The Weekly Check-in: Join the team at Telos every week as they unpack headlines to hit the U.S., Israel/Palestine, and beyond. Though it might seem daunting, peacemaking is for all of us—journey with the Telos team as they explore how peacemaking is the driving force our world needs, and how we can each join in it today.

    The Check-in: Peacemaking at the Thanksgiving Table

    The Check-in: Peacemaking at the Thanksgiving Table

    We’ve all been there: the family has finally all sat down at the Thanksgiving table, ready to enjoy a peaceful meal together when that uncle or that cousin says something outlandish and the whole table erupts or goes quiet and everything goes off the rails. In what can be some of the hardest moments with the people we love most, how do we practice peacemaking?
    We’ve got a very honest, and very fun conversation for you on how to navigate the challenges of peacemaking within our own families—chosen or otherwise. Between naming our boundaries and the limits of our responsibility, and walking through a technique from our friends at Resetting the Table for opening receptivity, this episode will equip you to practice peacemaking this Thanksgiving with the people with whom it can sometimes be the hardest to find peace.
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    The Check-in: Thanksgiving Special (2021)
    Resetting the Table

    • 40 min
    The Check-in: Israel's Election—And What It Means for Palestinians

    The Check-in: Israel's Election—And What It Means for Palestinians

    It’s election season! Across both Israel and the US, citizens have gone to the polls in the past week to vote on the future of their nations. While the results in the US are yet to be determined at the time of posting, Israel’s results are clear—and they’re concerning for those of us who are working towards a future of mutual flourishing for Israelis and Palestinians.
    How will this new government approach the Occupation and Palestinian communities, both within Israel and the Palestinian territories? Who is the controversial Itamar Ben-Gvir, who has called for the “expulsion” of Palestinians in Israel? And what will it mean for the future of the US-Israel relationship? 
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    Listen to the “Occupied Thoughts” podcast with Lara Friedman on the election results

    • 25 min
    The Check-in: Puerto Rico and the legacy of a monarch

    The Check-in: Puerto Rico and the legacy of a monarch

    Last week most major news outlets were covering the death and funeral arrangements of Queen Elizabeth II. At the same time, Hurricane Fiona hit Puerto Rico just days before the 5 year anniversary of Hurricane Maria, with hardly any headline coverage. In this episode we discuss different conversations around the death of the Queen, the legacy of British Imperialism, and what colonialism has to do with Puerto Rico. 

    We also reflect on how to respond as peacemakers holding competing narratives around the death of an influential political figure. What does it look like to advocate for justice for those affected by the legacies of destructive political policies? How can we be a part of building a more just future, beginning with Puerto Rico and hurricane recovery efforts? 
    To help with hurricane recovery efforts, you can donate through an organization we know and trust, ConPRmetidos: https://www.classy.org/campaign/hurricane-fiona-relief/c429954

    • 35 min
    The Check-in: Policing Love in the West Bank

    The Check-in: Policing Love in the West Bank

    According to new restrictions set in place by the Israeli authorities, any foreign passport holder in the West Bank, including American citizens, will have to declare to the Israeli police if they’ve developed a romantic relationship with a Palestinian within 30 days. 
    At least until the government revised the proposed restriction just two weeks ago, after human rights organizations and international media challenged the government to offer a justification for the invasive rule. 
    This week, we invited Jessica Montell, Executive Director of HaMoked, an organization enforcing the standards and values of international humanitarian and human rights law in the Occupied Territories, to discuss these restrictions and the recent revisions. We discussed what you need to know about the entry requirements, whether these restrictions communicate a reality already in place in Israel/Palestine, and how tightening “security” today will actually hinder the possibility of security in the long-term. 
    We call this principle “Mutual Flourishing,” and it recognizes that the only path to a sustainable future involves working to help your neighbor flourish too. Learn more in this episode how you can support Mutual Flourishing in Israel/Palestine in response to these restrictions.
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    Learn more about HaMoked’s work and their reporting on the requirements

    • 43 min
    The Check-in: Jackson's Water Crisis Explained

    The Check-in: Jackson's Water Crisis Explained

    After heavy rains in Jackson, Mississippi pushed the city’s water treatment plant past its breaking point, hundreds of thousands of residents were left without running water for days. 
    This water crisis isn’t Jackson’s first however—it’s part of a much larger history of neglect, disinvestment, and race. What’s ahead for Mississippi’s capital city, and what can we do to support it? We invited Bishop Ronnie Crudup, Telos board member and core member of the Jackson, MS community, to help us understand the broader context of the crisis and the hope he has for his hometown.


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    Learn more about New Horizon Church International, Bishop Crudup’s Church 

    • 35 min
    The Check-in: Airbnb & the History of Slavery

    The Check-in: Airbnb & the History of Slavery

    This week, we welcome Yvonne Holden as the newest member of the Telos Team! She is joining us as the Director of U.S. Programming and we are so excited for you to meet her.

    After getting to know Yvonne, the team dives into a conversation on a recent controversy sparked after New Orleans attorney Wynton Yates posted a TikTok that went viral about an Airbnb listing advertised as an “1830s slave cabin.”  Yates argued “The history of slavery in this country is constantly denied, and now it’s being mocked by being turned into a luxurious vacation spot.”

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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

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33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Bobloblaw72 ,

Needed by people like me who don’t think they need it

As a former Telos employee I often see the titles of new episodes and think ‘I don’t need this’. Then something nudges me to listen. And every time I’m moved by the moral beauty and the intellectual rigor of the conversation. I’m very grateful for the quality of the content, the boldness of the voices, and the reach of the topics being explored. Love what Telos continues to put out. Listen and you won’t be disappointed.

ahh003 ,

Much needed honest perspectives on I-P from peacemakers

I’m so grateful for this pod! This organization has seriously impacted my own peacemaking journey as well as my continual learning of Israel-Palestine. The Check-in is incredible because it brings together peacemakers in the US and in Jerusalem and Jaffa to talk about what’s really happening in a balanced, but honest way. An excellent place to get news, solid perspective, and a few laughs! Absolutely recommend.

atcgrant ,

Riveting awareness

The topics covered are deep and can be challenging. These are topics that put the listener in the heart of peace and potential. Place this at the top of your list if you want to learn what it means to do SOMETHING to make your world better.

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