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34 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
Caleb Paxton — Wholeness in Politics & Liberatus Vol. 1
Our next guest is Caleb Paxton. Caleb is the founder of Liberatus, a community journal on wholeness in politics, giving us inspiration to overcome us vs them narratives and become Americans the next generation will love. Caleb is a former Congressional aide with a decade of experience working in American politics. He’s an entrepreneurial professional with a background in operations, policy, public speaking, and writing. In this episode, we talk about wholeness in politics and giving PEACE a voice in Washington. We end the conversation by highlighting Liberatus Vol. 1 Kickstarter and how you can help overcome us vs them narratives and become Americans the next generation will love. You can back the Kickstarter here: http://kck.st/3bUQniS Learn more about the peacemaking vision behind Liberatus here: https://www.liberatusdc.org/
39 minutes | Apr 6, 2020
Cesar Castillejos — Vulnerable communities & life during Covid-19
Our next guest is Cesar Castillejos. Cesar is a ministry leader, speaker, and creative artist amongst many other things he's involved in. He lives in Richfield, MN with his wife Kate and two daughters. Cesar has been a youth worker with middle school and high school students for nearly 20 years. Some would say that he's a professional kid. He likes to say, that he's a teenager with 20+ years of experience. In this episode, we talk about Cesar's upbringing as an Asian American, what it's like living through the COVID-19 Pandemic. We end the conversation on how the labels and words we use to describe ourselves and others have the opportunity to unite us or the power to divide us. You can find more about Cesar here: https://www.liveupspeaklife.com/
46 minutes | Nov 25, 2019
Gena Thomas — Separated by the Border
Our next guest is Gena Thomas. Gena is a writer and a speaker who works in the nonprofit sector helping empower others through holistic development. Gena has served as a missionary in northern Mexico, holds a master's degree in international development from Eastern University, and is the author of two books, A Smoldering Wick: Igniting Missions Work with Sustainable Practices and her newest book, Separated by the Border: A Birth Mother, a Foster Mother, and a Migrant Child’s 3,000-Mile Journey. Gena lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee, with her husband, Andrew, and their two children. In this episode, we talk about immigration, our approach to missions and about Gena’s new book. Gena shares the story of Julia and her mother came to the United States, their immigration journey, and what it took to reunite them after being separated at the border. This conversation highlights the human face of the immigrant, the challenges of the immigration and foster care systems, and about putting our faith into action. A Smoldering Wick: Igniting Missions Work with Sustainable Practices Separated by the Border: A Birth Mother, a Foster Mother, and a Migrant Child’s 3,000-Mile Journey
38 minutes | Oct 3, 2019
Kellie Haddock — Song for the Refugee
Our next guest is Kellie Haddock. Kellie is a singer, songwriter, wife, and mom. A former widow, Kellie has lived through tragedy and found hope and joy on the other side. Her music draws from real-life stories of beauty, heartache, hope and the celebration of life. You might recognize her from The Thank You Project, a short film on finding gratitude after tragedy. This short film has over 150 million views and has been featured on The TODAY Show, and other national and international media outlets. As a full-time musician, Kellie has performed in Iraq, Israel, China and across the U.S., offering music that engages the soul in all of its beauty and vulnerability. In this episode, Kellie shares her heart and passion for music with us. We talk about the creative process of writing “Song For The Refugee” as a responded to the gravity of the heartbreaking situation migrant families are experiencing at our southern border. Kellie shares how Song For The Refugee can be a tool to further amplify our voice on behalf of those in need. Feel free to download and share this song with your friends and family as we stand in solidarity with the most vulnerable currently on the US and Mexico border. You can also check out Kellie's latest full-length album Peace on Earth, a 'socially conscious' Christmas album that speaks straight to the heart of our struggles. This music is infused with hope and longing to help bring peace on earth and to every heart that hears it. Pre-orders begin October 18th and it will be available everywhere November 1st.
2 minutes | May 21, 2019
Yonathan Moya — Preview Episode
Welcome to Peacemakers, an interview style podcast that celebrates world changers and those who are bringing peace to those around them. Remember to tag @peacemakerspodcast in your instagram stories! PEACEMAKERS is made possible by BORDER PERSPECTIVE. Border Perspective partners with ministry leaders and organizations to host conversations on social and biblical issues that help equip the church to love our neighbor the way God intended. To learn more about how you can join border perspective’s peacemaking mission visit borderperspective.org
31 minutes | May 21, 2019
Karen Gonzalez — The God Who Sees
Our next guest is Karen Gonzalez. Karen is a speaker, writer, immigrant advocate, and taco enthusiast. She is an immigrant from Guatemala, who lives in Baltimore, Maryland, where she enjoys writing, cooking Latin food, traveling, and watching baseball. Karen is a former public school teacher and attended Fuller Theological Seminary, where she studied theology and missiology. For the last 10 years, she has been a non-profit professional, currently working for an organization that serves immigrants and refugees. On this episode, Keren speaks about her new book titled: The God Who Sees: Immigrants, the Bible, and the Journey to Belong. She give insight on the many immigrants found in the Bible as she reflect on her own immigration story. You can follow Karen on Twitter & Instagram.
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