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Episode 12 of the Western Friend Podcast features a keynote address by Bridget Moix from the last in-person gathering of Intermountain Yearly Meeting, 2019. Bridget Moix is the General Secretary of the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), and she also leads two other Quaker organizations affiliated with FCNL: Friends Place on Capitol Hill and FCNL Education Fund.The keynote address examines the topic: Faith, Fear, and Our Future. Dr. Moix shares five lessons that she has learned from peace builders from around the world, and provides three powerful tips for folks in the audience. You can find more information on the Western Friend podcast and the archive of episodes HERE.
Episode 11 of the Western Friend Podcast features a conversation with two recent presiding clerks of Western yearly meetings – Molly Wingate of Intermountain Yearly Meeting (IMYM) and Lucretia Humphrey of North Pacific Yearly Meeting (NPYM) – as they discuss experiences and insights they have gained through decades of living as Quakers in "military towns" -- Colorado Springs, CO, and Great Falls, MT. They share about their experiences finding belonging, confronting stereotypes in their surroundings, some the challenges of living/working in military communities, growth and tools for healing, and much more.Click here to read Molly and Lucretia's article "Two Quakers Living with the Military" in the May/June 2022 issues of Western Friend.
In episode 10 of the Western Friend Podcast, join us for an informative and moving conversation on death, life, and everything in between with Michele Shields. Michele is a   member of the Honolulu Friends Meeting and the Director of Spiritual Care Services emerita and research scholar at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center. She discusses the importance of listening, the Spiritual Assessment and Intervention Model, self care, and much more. Don't forget! You can join us for the next live recording on Tuesday, May 10th at 6pm PST for the Lucretia Humphrey and Molly Wingate Interview: Two Quakers Face the Military.
Episode 9, In Search of an Honorable Bank, features an interview with Treasurer of Multnomah Meeting in Portland, OR. Theresa Deibele. Following the interview, hosts Jon and colin offer a remix where they dig into a few highlights from the interview. You too can join us for the next live interview! Join us on Tuesday, April 12th at 7pm Pacific Time. You can find more information, and the Zoom link, here: https://westernfriend.org/western-friend-podcast  For more information on the Soul Force Ones, visit: https://www.soulforceones.com/
In Episode 8 of the Western Friend podcast, the hosts speak with sociologist, writer, and activist Paula Palmer.  A member of Boulder Friends Meeting (IMYM), Palmer  co-coordinates “Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples,” a program of Friends Peace Teams.In this episode, Paula shares about: the importance of collaboration and relationshipslistening and learning from localsQuaker history and boarding schoolsa path towards healingWe were joined by a live audience, and the second half of this episode is the Q and A featuring some wonderful questions for Paula. Would you like to join us for an upcoming episode? Find information on how you can JOIN US FOR OUR UPCOMING LIVE RECORDINGS on March 8th and April 12th HERE.
On this episode of the Western Friend Podcast, we chat with agrarian scholar and progressive advocate Daniel O'Connell. We speak about his journey, his activism, his spiritual practice, and his book, In the Struggle: Scholars and the Fight Against Industrial Agribusiness in California. This episode was recording with a live virtual audience! To join our next recording on Tuesday, February 8th at 6PM pacific with guest Paula Palmer, follow the link HERE. Find past episodes and more information on the Western Friend Podcast at https://westernfriend.org/western-friend-podcastIf you would like to hear more about the Soul Force Ones podcast, head to soulforceones.com to find over 40 episodes!
This episode features a conversation with poet and undergraduate student Gabriela Portillo Alvarado. Gabriela shares about their faith, their research, and their poetry (including an exclusive poem read for the first time!). Presented in three segments, this episode begins with the interview, followed by the Q and A session with attendees and closing with the remix, where the hosts of the Soul Force Ones podcast contemplate a few big themes from the interview.YOU can be a part of the next episode. Join us on Tuesday, January 11th at 7pm pacific time to see the interview with Dan O'Connell, co-author of the new book, In the Struggle: Scholars and the Fight against Industrial Agribusiness in California. Information can be found here: https://westernfriend.org/event/interview-dan-oconnell
This episode of the Western Friend Podcast features the keynote address from the 2021 annual session of Pacific Yearly Meeting. Gabriela Portillo Alvarado and Avacha Jiltonilro speak and share their poetry on the Yearly Meeting’s theme of: “Love and Justice: Heeding the Spirit’s Power Within and Among Us.” Following the keynote speakers, you'll hear the remix where we reflect on the two poet’s powerful and urgent voices. Please join us on December 14th at 7pm PST for a live interview with Gabriela Portillo Alvarado to chat about life as a poet and scholar, latinidad and white supremacy, and making a place in the US and among friends.  LINKSInformation and the link for the LIVE recording with GabrielaThe Western Friend Podcast Soul Force Ones
On this episode of the Western Friend Podcast we are joined by Cherice Bock. Cherice works as a Creation Justice Advocate with Oregon Interfaith Power & Light and Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, and you can find more about her amazing work HERE. A few themes from  this episode are: our interconnectedness the importance of listening to how other species and parts of creation speak up to usthe notion of watershed discipleshiptraditional ecological knowledge andhope as an actionAlso, don't forget to USE THIS LINK to join the Western Friend Podcast team on Tuesday, November 16th at 7PM PST for an open community conversation about this episode! Totally free and open to the public. We would love to see you there!
This episode of the Western Friend Podcast centers on the keynote address presented by Cherice Bock at the 2021 annual session of North Pacific Yearly Meeting.  Titled “Courage, Fear, and Care: Creating Resilient Communities to Meet Climate Justice”, Cherice explores some of the challenges we face in pandemic times and offers steps that we can take, individually and collectively, to address them.  She works as a Creation Justice Advocate with Oregon Interfaith Power & Light, and you can find more about her amazing work HERE.Cherice's queries for a time of waiting worship:- Where in your life are you feeling fear? - Where in your life are you noticing the diving breaking through in glimpses of the beloved community?- How are you feeling invited to courageously take a next step to participating more fully in that community? -What's holding you back? -With whom are you being drawn for a deeper relationship so you can partner to form a more just and resilient community? Don't forget to join us in an online conversation about this podcast, Tuesday, October 12th, 2021 at 7PM Pacific. Meeting ID: 288 711 054 Passcode: 593327Or, click HERE to join. For more podcasts from Western Friend's partner, Soul Force Ones, click here.
In episode two of the Western Friend Podcast, we bring you a critical conversation with José Santos Woss, the Director of Justice Reform for Friends Committee on National Legislation.  We explore how he came to Quakerism as a young Black Latino man, the meaning he finds in his work, and several of the urgent projects he’s working on at the moment including advocating to end perpetual punishment and working with violence interrupters to end gun violence. Following the interview, Jon Stoll and colin cole of Soul Force Ones reflect on some of their main takeaways. Don't forget to join us in an online conversation about this podcast, the evening of Tuesday, September 14, 2021, click here.For more podcasts from Western Friend's partner, Soul Force Ones, click here.
In this first episode of the Western Friend Podcast, we bring you the keynote address that José Santos Woss presented to Intermountain Yearly Meeting in June 2021. José Santos Woss is the Director of Justice Reform for Friends Committee on National Legislation. Following the keynote, Jon Stoll and colin cole of Soul Force Ones dig deeper into some of the key ideas presented in José’s powerful address. To join us in an online conversation about this podcast, the evening of Tuesday, August 17, 2021, click here.For more podcasts from Western Friend's partner, Soul Force Ones, click here.
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