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EcoCiv Podcast #15 – Catherine Keller: Political Theology and Our Planetary Emergency

Jeremy Fackenthal speaks with Catherine Keller, who is professor of constructive theology at the Theological School of Drew University. Keller is a leading progressive theologian and process philosopher whose work attends to matters of social and ecological justice, postmodern philosophy, and feminist theology. She is the author of numerous books, including Face of the Deep: A…

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EcoCiv Podcast #14 – Africans Rising: Muhammed Lamin Saidykhan

Andrew Schwartz speaks with Gambian human rights activist Muhammed Lamin Saidykhan. Muhammed is the coordinator for Africans Rising, which is an emerging pan-African movement working for justice, peace, and dignity, and which aims to build solidarity across campaigns for social, economic, environmental, and gender justice. Muhammed talks with Andrew about the mission of Africans Rising, how…

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EcoCiv Podcast: Episode 12 – The Sunrise Movement (with Sofie Karasek)

EcoCiv’s communications manager, Megan Anderson talks with Sofie Karasek, who is the deputy communications director for the Sunrise Movement. If you haven’t already heard of Sunrise, you will learn all about the important work that they are doing in this episode. But in short, Sunrise is an American youth-led activist movement that advocates for political…

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EcoCiv Podcast: Episode 11 – S. Yael Dennis

Jeremy Fackenthal talks with Dr. Shelley Yael Dennis about her important new book, Edible Entanglements: A Political Theology of Food. Anyone concerned about food justice and global environmental politics should read this book, which brings together the disciplines and discourses of political theology, new materialism, nutritional science, climate science, and political ecology. Jeremy and Yael have…

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EcoCiv Podcast: Episode 9 – Karyn Bigelow

Jeremy Fackenthal talks with Karyn Bigelow, who is a research analyst at the non-profit organization, Bread for the World. As you will hear in their conversation, Karyn is passionate about issues relating to food justice, and she is currently looking at the ways in which climate change impacts food security and nutrition. They also talk…

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EcoCiv Podcast: Episode 8 – Brian McLaren

Andrew Schwartz talks with Brian McLaren, who is a well-known author, speaker, activist, and public theologian. As a former college English teacher and pastor, Brian is now a passionate advocate for “a new kind of Christianity”—one that emphasizes justice, generosity, and working toward the common good with people of all faiths. He has published many…

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EcoCiv Podcast: Episode 7 – Ven. Pomnyun Sunim

Andrew Schwartz talks with Venerable Pomnyun Sunim – a Korean Buddhist monk and activist. Venerable Pomnyun is the founder of a number of organizations, including the Jungto Society, a volunteer Buddhist community that advocates for peace, sustainability, and human rights; the Join Together Society, an international aid organization that helps children who are hungry, sick, or…

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EcoCiv Podcast: Episode 6 – James Thornton: Client Earth

EcoCiv’s president, Philip Clayton talks with James Thornton, who is an environmental lawyer and founding CEO of ClientEarth – Europe’s first public interest environmental law organization. A member of the bars of New York, California and the Supreme Court of the United States, James moved from a Wall Street law practice to found the Citizens’…

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