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City As Playground
53 minutes | Oct 15, 2021
Imagining Abundance in Phillipi, West Virginia
The story of West Virginia is one often told only describing its entrenched poverty, widespread opioid use, and coal -dependent economy. Ruston Seaman, president of New Vision, Leadership Foundation of Phillipi, West Virgina tells us a different story. Join us as Ruston describes his community through the lens of God's abundance, seeing it filled with human ingenuity, resources, and built-in assets capable of providing hopeful futures for all its residents.
72 minutes | Sep 29, 2021
Imagining Abundance - Reimagining Fresno‘s Economy
In Fresno, the Center for Community Transformation Leadership Foundation is reimagining the local economy of God's abundance. An economy where the city is full of practicing and prospective entrepreneurs starting and sustaining small businesses of every shape... A local economy nourished by a vision of God's economy - one where there is enough for everyone, particularly those most vulnerable and marginalized.
58 minutes | Sep 9, 2021
Imagining Abundance in Bloemfontein, South Africa
Homelessness, prostitution, government corruption. Amidst some of these dire circumstances in South Africa, only exacerbated by COVID-19, the Towers of Hope Leadership Foundation is living into God's economy of Abundance. Learn how they are imagining abundance in their city - where the most impoverished receive all that they need to lead flourishing lives of promise.
46 minutes | Aug 25, 2021
Imagining Abundance - An Introduction
Can you imagine our world's cities as places of abundance? Places where God's excessive love for God's children is on full display? Where everyone, including the most vulnerable, receive all that they need to lead lives full of promise? Join us this series as we explore what God's invitation of moving from scarcity to abundance might look like in our own lives, and the kind of promise that such a movement holds for our urban spaces.
37 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
Traditioned Innovation:Wrapping up the Converation
Cohost Rick Enloe and Leadership Foundations President Dave Hillis review the territory of this seven episode series on Traditioned Innovation. How can people of faith and good will work together to innovate in our cities by drawing from our rich faith traditions? What might it look like to come alongside God's creative spirit already at work in our world's cities?
56 minutes | May 26, 2021
Love & Basketball: Transformation in Nairobi, Kenya
The Nairobi Leadership Foundation is transforming one of the world's largest informal settlements, Kibra, through the power of relationships. In this podcast episode of the Traditioned Innovation series, Executive Director Gideon Ochieng describes how they're using basketball courts to bring people together in Nairobi - and empower young people as future leaders!
48 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
Traditioned Innovation: Learning to Pray
Is prayer still relevant today, in our post-modern 21st century urban world? Does our 2,000+ year-old faith tradition have anything to teach us about praying today? Join us as acclaimed author and public figure Fr. James Martin, SJ discusses Ignatius of Loyola, our bustling cities, and his recently published book, Learning to Pray: A Guide For Everyone.
61 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
Traditioned Innovation: An Invitation into Brave Space
What if instead of seeking safe spaces, we worked to create brave spaces, spaces where we could bring our deepest selves, our deepest vulnerabilities to the table in a way that might make real transformation possible? Rev. Jen Bailey, founder of the Faith Matters Network joins us to explore the possibility of building trust across our deepest and most intractable lines of difference, recognizing that all social change happens at the speed of trust.
59 minutes | Mar 12, 2021
Upside Down Hospitality & Prison Reform
How does reform really happen? We continue our conversation from last episode with Dr. Richard Beck, exploring the prison ministry and reform work of three Local Leadership Foundations - Next Chapter: The LF of Rochester, MN, the Memphis Leadership Foundation, and the Dallas Leadership Foundation. What emerges, is the incredibly surprising way in which God's invitation of hospitality emerges.
56 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
Traditioned Innovation: Upside Down Hospitality & The Little Way
Dr. Richard Beck - Author, blogger, and professor of psychology at Abilene Christian University - joins us to discuss the psychology of why we get so stuck in our tribal ruts. He suggests that an often overlooked Saint, Therese of Lisieux, offers a simple, yet profound way of finding ourselves swept up in a God of hospitality, who turns all our expectations on their heads.
51 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
Traditioned Innovation: A Way of Proceeding
Is leadership about making important decisions? Or is it more about a way of going about making decisions? To borrow a phrase from the Jesuits, what is a "way of proceeding" that allows us to move forward together in these uncertain times? We are join by Lisa Slayton, Leadership Foundations board member, organizational consultant and founder of Tamim Partners to explore the shape of discernment in pursuit of a more just and equitable urban future.
41 minutes | Jan 12, 2021
Traditioned Innovation - An Introduction
With the beginning of the new year, 2021 brings plenty of uncertainty along with it. How do we approach this new and uncertain future? How do we seek long-term change in our world's cities, when we don't even know what will happen tomorrow? Could it be that the deepest resources of our traditions hold the key to some of most promising current-day innovations? In this series, Traditioned Innovation, Leadership Foundations explores how we bring to light and make use of the wisdom of our traditions in our new and innovative ways to meet the most urgent challenges of our modern urban world.
51 minutes | Dec 22, 2020
Praying With Poetry - An Advent 2020 special
As a special Advent gift, Jesuit priest, Fr. Steve Lantry, SJ is our guest to describe how how poetry can serve as a means and method to pray. Join us as Fr. Steve shares a few of his favorite poems and demonstrates how poetry can aid us in our encounter with God and to enter more deeply into in the life of prayer.
56 minutes | Dec 9, 2020
Public Theology for the Common Good
How do the deep resources of our faith help us to more deeply engage the Public Square? Can a Public Theology help us find a way through these divided and polarized times to work together toward the Common Good? Anne Snyder, the Editor-in-Chief of Comment Magazine and the host of Breaking Ground, a collaborative web commons, joins us to explore these topics as we seek a public theology for the common good.
46 minutes | Nov 26, 2020
Eucharistic Leadership, A Review (Rebroadcast of Episode 37)
In this rebroadcast episode, host Rick Enloe and Leadership Foundations president Dave Hillis explore the Eucharistic shape of life and leadership - what it means to be taken, blessed, broken and given.
58 minutes | Nov 12, 2020
Forgiveness And The Art Of Collaboration
A Conversation with Rachel McPherson of Mutuality In this podcast we explore what real, authentic collaboration is and how it can help us out of our deep ruts of resentment and rivalry. Rachel McPherson, Founder and CEO of Mutuality, joins us to share about nurturing collaborations amongst the least likely of suspects in the New York Governor's Office and amongst businesses and nonprofits.
61 minutes | Oct 27, 2020
Partisanship and Christ's Healing Power | A Conversation with Jim Wallis
In this City as Playground episode, Jim Wallis -- founder of Sojourners and author of the recently released Christ in Crisis: Why we Need to Reclaim Jesus -- join us. Together, we explore Jesus' distinct response to our all-too-human tendency to build walls, make enemies, and create deep divides in our society and world. Join as we explore the role of leadership and the power of the gospel to transform those wounds. Whether their character is political, racial, ideological, our world is in desperate need for such healing today.
46 minutes | Oct 7, 2020
Can Reform be Nonreactive? - Policing in America and Leadership
Nicholas Sensley, President and CEO of the Institute for American Police Reform joins us to talk about policing, the need for reform, leadership, and how to bring about real, lasting and comprehensive change.
40 minutes | Sep 21, 2020
Leadership as Accompaniment
Pancho Argüelles, Executive Director of the Living Hope Wheel Chair Association, joins us for this episode exploring spiritual and social aspects of Accompaniment.
41 minutes | Jul 27, 2020
Immigration and Leadership Amidst a Pandemic
How do immigrants survive in cities during a pandemic? Sam Rajshekhar - President of the YuvaLok Leadership Foundation in Bangalore, India - and Noah Baskett - Director of Global Advancement for Leadership Foundations - join the podcast to discuss the challenges that immigrant communities face today. Sam describes, in heartbreaking detail, both the challenges he's seeing on the ground in Bangalore as his team works to meet their needs, along with the many signs of hope that continue to make themselves known. Music - Epidemic Sound: Under a Cloud - Across The Great Valley Let us Go Back - Tomas Skyldeberg About Leadership Foundations: RELATIONSHIPS THAT CHANGE OUR CITIES CHANGE OUR WORLD. CITIES ARE THE EPICENTERS OF CHANGE IN THE WORLD. And it’s painfully obvious that the only way to positively change our cities for the better - particularly for the marginalized - is through the power of relationships. Leadership Foundations creates meaningful and productive relationships between experienced leaders, passionate local advocates, and community stakeholders, all working together toward one common goal. Learn More at https://leadershipfoundations.org
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