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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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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.

    S2 Own Our Agency and Responsibility | Michael Laverty: Objecting to Injustice

    S2 Own Our Agency and Responsibility | Michael Laverty: Objecting to Injustice

    How can we choose peace for others when we’ve lost everything for ourselves? 
    Michael Laverty lost his parents as a child. He lost his community when he became a conscientious objector to the apartheid regime in South Africa. And he nearly lost his family in an act of violence that left him scarred for years. 
    Yet despite all of this, he committed his life to peace: to undoing systems of injustice, to standing beside the poorest and most broken of the world, and to giving himself away. Through the years, he has worked to help elect Nelson Mandela as President of South Africa and empower young Christians to make active commitments of peace in Australia. But he’s learned along the way that making peace with the world also requires making peace with ourselves.
    His healing and peacemaking work is centered by his evangelical Christian faith, which he believes compels him to act on behalf of the most marginalized, as Jesus would. Michael’s life represents our Practice of peacemaking, “Own Our Agency and Responsibility.”

    *CW: This episode has references to violence, including sexual assault and traumatic events* 
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    • 41 min
    The Check-in: Thanksgiving special!

    The Check-in: Thanksgiving special!

    It’s pumpkin pie season! We got the US team together this week to discuss all things Thanksgiving. We talked through some of the fun stuff, like our favorite dishes and thoughts on Black Friday shopping, but also opened conversation on where peacemaking might come in this holiday. 
    We discussed the purpose of and truth behind the “original Thanksgiving,” and talked through strategies for building relationships across lines of difference—even at the Thanksgiving table.

    Happy thanksgiving listeners—we’re thankful for you!

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    • 38 min
    S2 Growth | René August: A Spirituality Undoing Apartheid

    S2 Growth | René August: A Spirituality Undoing Apartheid

    René August is a veteran of the anti-apartheid movement, an Anglican priest, and a reconciliation trainer. She grew up in a racially segregated township in the land now known as South Africa, a land that gave her only one quarter of the vote of a white citizen. 
    Her political life came alive when a group of mostly Black South African theologians released the Kairos Document—a spiritual and political challenge to the Apartheid regime. In that document, she found a spirituality that was big enough for the challenges her nation faced. It told the truth, it repaired what was harmed, and it moved toward the other in love.
    Today, she embodies that spirituality in a place still struggling with the legacy of apartheid. She challenges her people to live out that spirituality every day, and she challenges us to believe that no matter how deep the pain, change is always possible.

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    • 40 min
    S2 Justice | Will Snowden: Transforming the Criminal Legal System

    S2 Justice | Will Snowden: Transforming the Criminal Legal System

    “If our criminal legal system actually made people safer, Louisiana would be the safest place in the country.”
    One of Will’s first interactions with the police happened during cross country practice in high school. The experience forever reshaped how he understood race, policing, and justice. Today, he is on the forefront of transforming the criminal legal system to bring justice to the most incarcerated state of the most incarcerated country in the world: Louisiana. 
    Will serves as the Director of the New Orleans office of the Vera Institute of Justice, an organization committed to securing equal justice, ending mass incarceration, and strengthening families and communities.
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    Resources from this episode:
    The Vera Institute of Justice
    Louisiana Incarcerated, The Times Picayune
    Kill ‘Em and Leave, by James McBride

    • 42 min
    The Check-in: Definitions Reprised

    The Check-in: Definitions Reprised

    On this week's episode, we dive a little deeper into Israel's decision to designate six Palestinian NGOs as terrorist organizations. What does this means for the humanitarian space in Israel/Palestine? And we discuss a new report on surveillance tools that Israel uses to track Palestinians in the West Bank and the discovery of Pegasus spyware on the phones of human rights activists.

    You can check out the resources mentioned in this episode here:
    Occupied Thoughts episode on the NGO designation with Foundation for Middle East President Lara Friedman and Israeli lawyer and human rights activist Michael SfardOrly Noy's article on surveillance in +972Read and share the Principles and Practices of Peacemaking
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    • 42 min
    The Check-in: Definitions are political

    The Check-in: Definitions are political

    The Israeli government recently designated six Palestinian NGOs as terrorist organizations, and the global community is still trying to catch up. Why did they make this designation, what kind of impact will it have on their work and the NGO sector in Israel/Palestine, and what does it say about the political nature of language? 

    We discuss this, and a recent decision by the French government to return 29 stolen artifacts to Benin. What does it mean to reckon with history, especially histories of theft, and work to repair the harm done in the past—even when we weren’t personally responsible for it? 
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Customer Reviews

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29 Ratings

29 Ratings

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.

MeredithKGrace ,

Looking forward to more content

After listening to the intro episode, I and looking forward to peacemaking stories!

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