Sandhya Rani Jha: Transforming Communities

Today Carol and Derrick talk with Sandhya Rani Jha about transforming communities and how people like you are healing their neighborhoods.  Sandhya Jha serves as founder and director of the Oakland Peace Center, a collective of 40 organizations creating access, equity and dignity for all in Oakland and the Bay Area. Raised in an interracial and multi-faith family and witness to the sometimes subtle (and sometimes obvious) ways that racism and xenophobia... [Read More...]

Melvin Bray: Better-Waking Up to Who We Could Be

Melvin Bray is an Emmy® award-winning storyteller, writer, educator and social entrepreneur embedded with his wife and three kids in the West End neighborhood of Southwest Atlanta. He is an active member of several vanguard networks working to cultivate more sustainable approaches to faith and civic engagement. His book Better: Waking Up to Who We Could Be invites us to consider how we might change the world by telling better stories.  Join Carol... [Read More...]

Meredith Gould: Desperately Seeking Spirituality

Didn’t get everything you wanted for Christmas?  How about this special GCR podcast with Meredith Gould?  Join Derrick and Carol as they chat with Meredith about her book “Desperately Seeking Spirituality” about spirituality through the lenses of sociology, theology, psychology, and social media.  They also spend some time talking about the spiritual stressors of our current culture and recent political events. Learn more about Meredith... [Read More...]

Norman Wirzba: Way of Love

Carol is joined by Norman Wirzba, Duke University professor of Theology and Ecology and author of “Way of Love: Recovering the Heart of Christianity.”  The pioneering scholar and author of Food and Faith and Living the Sabbath asserts that Christianity has slid off its rightful foundation, arguing that the faith only makes sense and can only be expressed in a healthy way if it seen as based on love, with a mission of training others in the way... [Read More...]

C Christopher Smith: Reading for the Common Good

We have been created to live and work in community. But all too often we see ourselves primarily as individuals and run the risk of working at cross-purposes with the organizations we serve. Living faithfully in a neighborhood involves two interwoven threads: learning and action. In Reading for the Common Good, C. Christopher Smith, coauthor of Slow Church, looks at the local church as an organization in which both learning and action lie at the... [Read More...]

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