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Remembering Ron Sider

Remembering Ron Sider

2022-08-0418:38

Ron Sider, Founder and President Emeritus of Christians for Social Action (formerly Evangelicals for Social Action) died last week at the age of 82.In this final episode of season two, CSA Executive Director Nikki Toyama-Szeto and CSA Director of Dialogue & Convening Kristyn Komarnicki share their reflections on the life and legacy of Ron Sider—his deep impact on the world through his work and on their lives personally. Listen in as they share with gratitude about their friend Ron.Thanks for listening this season. After a short break, we'll be back with our next season this fall.You can read Nikki's letter to the CSA community: "Ron Sider Goes Home"If would like to send a card to Ron’s family, or email a message, please feel free to send to: csa@eastern.edu  or mail to:  Family of Ron Sider, c/o Christians for Social Action, 1300 Eagle Road, St. Davids, PA 19087Finally, if you'd like to share about how Ron Sider's work has influenced you, please send us an email sharing your experience in a few sentences at csa@eastern.edu with the subject line: "Because of Ron Sider"20 Minute Takes is a production of Christians for Social Action.Host: Nikki Toyama-SzetoProducer/Editor: David de LeonMusic: Andre Henry
This is the second part of Nikki Toyama-Szeto's conversation with Bishop D. Zac Nirinigiye. Bishop Zac is a retired Anglican assistant bishop from Kampala, Uganda. He is a pastor, theologian, author, and is a prophetic voice for causes of justice today. In this episode, they discuss what it means for Christians to seek the common good, and what a life marked by love, peace, and shalom looks like.You can find the first part of our conversation with Bishop Zac here.Bishop Zac tweets here.20 Minute Takes is a production of Christians for Social Action.Host: Nikki Toyama-SzetoProducer/Editor: David de LeonMusic: Andre Henry
This week, Nikki Toyama-Szeto talks with Bishop D. Zac Nirinigiye. Bishop Zac is a retired Anglican assistant bishop from Kampala, Uganda. He is a pastor, theologian, author, and is a prophetic voice for causes of justice today. Listen in as they discuss what it means to bear witness to good news, and how to do so as Jesus followers who inhabit positions, structures, and relationships of power.Bishop Zac tweets here.20 Minute Takes is a production of Christians for Social Action.Host: Nikki Toyama-SzetoProducer/Editor: David de LeonMusic: Andre Henry
On this QUICK TAKE, Nikki Toyama-Szeto chats with Karl Ostroski on how to think about using your finances faithfully as a Christian in a culture consumed by consumption. Karl offers some practical advice on simplicity, ethics in retirement and financial planning, how to think about simplicity and parenting, and the power of accountability and community.We'll be back next week with a full episode.20 Minute Takes is a production of Christians for Social Action.Host: Nikki Toyama-SzetoProducer/Editor: David de LeonMusic: Andre Henry
This week, David de Leon chats with Tim Ignacio. He's a Pilipino American community worker (and rapper!) in Metro Manila, in the Philippines. In this conversation, Tim shares about his story and vocation, the power of a ministry of tambay (loitering), and why he considers himself a balikbayan, and not a missionary. Listen in. Find Tim on Instagram @sobrangitmYou can find his music on Spotify and BandcampAnd check out his BALIKBAYAN NOT MISSIONARY vlog series on his YouTube channel.20 Minute Takes is a production of Christians for Social Action.Host: David de LeonProducer/Editor: David de LeonMusic: Andre Henry
This week, Nikki Toyama-Szeto talks with Kristyn Komarnicki (CSA's Director of Dialogue & Convening / Program Manager for Oriented to Love) about how to prepare communities for conflict. They speak specifically about how complicated and difficult conversations regarding the LGBTQ experience can be in faith communities, and how leaders can cultivate communities of trust and hope amidst conflict.You can learn more about Oriented to Love Here.Consider applying for Oriented to Love's BPIOC-only Dialogue, this August.20 Minute Takes is a production of Christians for Social Action.Host: Nikki Toyama-SzetoProducer/Editor: David de LeonMusic: Andre Henry
This week, Nikki Toyama-Szeto talks with Sajida, a woman working to create opportunities for education in rural communities in Pakistan. She and Nikki talk about her context and how education and Sunday school help to disrupt generational cycles of poverty, exploitation, and enslavement.20 Minute Takes is a production of Christians for Social Action.Host: Nikki Toyama-SzetoProducer/Editor: David de LeonMusic: Andre Henry
This week on 20 Minute Takes, Nikki Toyama-Szeto chats with actor, author, and activist Tyler Merritt. He's the author of I Take My Coffee Black: Reflections on Tupac, Musical Theater, Faith, and Being Black in America, and is the creator of the viral video "Before You Call the Cops." In this conversation, they talk about acting, his book, and his vocation of living a life shaped by proximity and storytelling.Check out the Tyler Merritt Project Here.Find Tyler on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
This week, Nikki Toyama-Szeto chats with Dr. Charles Chavis Jr. He is an Assistant Professor at George Mason University and the Founding Director of the John Mitchell Jr. Program for History, Justice, and Race  at the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution.  He's also the author of The Silent Shore: The Lynching of Matthew Williams and the Poltiics of Racism in the Free State.  Listen in as he shares about his involvement with the movement for truth, racial healing, and transformation here in the United States, and how his faith fuels his engagement with this work.You can follow Dr. Chavis on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
On this week's episode of 20 Minute Takes, Nikki Toyama-Szeto chats with 20MT Producer, CSA Content Strategist David de Leon.  David is a doctoral student at Fordham University studying systematic theology and is a contributing author to the forthcoming book, Learning Out Names: Asian American Christians on Identity, Relationships, and Vocation. In this conversation, they talk through memory, theology, racial melancholia, and what those things have to do with Asian Americans today.Follow David on Instagram here.From the CSA library:The ‘fleshiness of the story’: David de Leon on the complexities of Asian American Christian identityA Radical Life of YESesThis is our last episode of  Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. Check out our other interviews with Jonathan Tran and Tracey Gee.
Nikki Toyama-Szeto talks with leadership coach and consultant, Tracey Gee. Listen in as Tracey shares her insights about what she sees AAPI leaders bring to their realms of influence, why strengths-based leadership is crucial, and how a life of faith can resource our leadership.As May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, we will be featuring interviews with people from this diverse community.Follow Tracey on Instagram and TikTok.
To kick off season two of 20 Minute Takes, Nikki talks to Dr. Jonathan Tran, a theological ethicist and professor at Baylor University about his new book, Asian Americans and the Spirit of Racial Capitalism. Listen in on this crucial conversation on how the Asian American experience presses us to expand racial discourse and anti-racist praxis to think in terms of systems, economics, and restoration.As May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, we will be featuring interviews with people from this diverse community.Follow Jonathan on Twitter here.
This is part two of our conversation with musician, activist, and author Andre Henry. He's author of the recently released book, All the White Friends I Couldn't Keep. Nikki and Andre talk about white Jesus, how faith and spirituality sustain social change, and Andre's experience leading subversive liturgies.You can listen to part one of this conversation here.Learn more about Andre here.Follow him on Twitter or Instagram.And check out his work with CSA's Racial Justice Institute.
This week on 20 Minute Takes, Nikki talks with Andre Henry.  He's a musician, activist, and author of the recently released book: All The White Friends I Couldn't Keep. This is part one of our amazing conversation with Andre. From his story of becoming conscious of the racism that surrounded him, to getting acquainted with his anger, and some insights on nonviolent praxis along the way, this is a conversation you do not want to miss. Part two will be released next week.You can learn more about Andre here.Follow him on Twitter or Instagram.And check out his work with CSA's Racial Justice Institute.
Living justly can be tricky; parenting children to live justly can be all the more complicated. This week on 20 Minute Takes, Nikki Toyama-Szeto talks with Sandra Van Opstal and Karl Ostroski about justice parenting. Sandra is a pastor, activist, and executive director of Chasing Justice and Karl is a an information technology consultant. Listen in as they talk through their intentions as they help their kids navigate the world, the joys and complexities of fostering, and practical tips for how to lead families to live justly. (This episode is longer than most, but we believe the extra content is well worth your time!)Follow Sandra on Twitter and Instagram.Follow Karl on Twitter.
This week, Nikki Toyama-Szeto talks with Kristyn Komarnicki (CSA's Director of Dialogue & Convening / Program Manager for Oriented to Love) about practical tips for transforming conflict through curiosity. After listening to this episode of 20 Minute Takes, your ability to handle conflict, have difficult conversations, and engage in meaningful dialogue will level up; your friends and family will certainly thank you. You can learn more about Oriented to Love Here.Consider applying for Oriented to Love's BPIOC-only Dialogue, this August.
This week, Nikki Toyama-Szeto chats with Ron Sider, the author of the acclaimed book Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger and the founder and President Emeritus of Christians for Social Action. Nikki and Ron talk about lessons learned from his 50+ years of scholar-activism—from the fight against apartheid in South Africa to non-violent resistance, to understanding the graduated tithe, this conversation is one you do not want to miss.You can check out Ron's blog and sign up for his mailing list here.
This week, Nikki Toyama-Szeto interviews Brandi Miller, the creator and host of the podcast Reclaiming My Theology. Listen in as they talk about deconstruction, scripture, and theologizing with integrity and openness to the expansiveness of God.You can follow Reclaiming My Theology's Instagram page here.Check out the RMT Lent 2022 Devotional.And follow Brandi on Twitter and Instagram.
On this week's episode of 20 Minute Takes, Nikki talks with author and public theologian, Candice Benbow. Candice is the author of Red Lip Theology, a book written "for church girls who've considered tithing to the beauty supply store when Sunday morning isn't enough." Nikki and Candice talk about what it means to do theology in unexpected places, creation care and Black women, and asking questions that aren't welcomed in church.You can learn more about Candice and her work here.You can find her on Twitter and Instagram.
Nikki Toyama-Szeto chats with Racial Justice Institute Program Manager, musician/author Andre Henry on Black joy. From the Hebrew Bible to social change theory, listen in as Andre talks through what he wants Black folx to know about Black joy.Andre Henry is the author of the soon-to-be-released book, All The White Friends I Couldn't Keep.
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