Faith from the Margins Season Two
A podcast from St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Houston with the generous support of The Diocese of Texas.
Faith From The Margins is a space for LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Christian folks and our allies to talk about what matters to us: specifically, the intersections between our identities with our faith.
Faith from the Margins is a GoChurch production.
Episode #5 – Rev. Benjamin Perry – Tears & Spirituality
Check out the last episode of our second season, where we had the opportunity to talk with the Reverend Benjamin Perry about his new book “Cry Baby: Why Our Tears Matter”. Benjamin is an award winning writer and his work focuses on the intersection of religion and politics. He is also the Minister of Outreach and Media Strategy at Middle Church in NYC.
During our conversation with Benjamin we discussed his own journey of learning to cry again, how our culture views emotions, and the spiritual dimension of tears and crying.
Episode #4 – Reverend Jermaine Ross-Allam – Repairs & Reparations
In this episode we talked with the Rev. Jermaine Ross-Allam, who is the first director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s Center for Repair of Historical Harms. Jermaine helped us to understand the difference between repairs, and reparations, while also discussing the role of churches and denominations in this process.
We also had the opportunity to learn from Jermaine about the theological dimension of this issue and how it has affected and continues to impact the way we see the future.
Feel free to contact Rev. Jermaine if you want to know more about him and his work.
Episode #3 – Becoming an abolitionist a conversation with Marchaé Grair
In this episode we talked with Marchaé Grair, who is the Communications Director for Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism and a Senior Partner at Still Harbor, an organization that trains spiritual directors and spiritually grounded facilitators. Our conversation with Marchaé focused on the topic of what does it mean to be an abolitionist. Marchaé shared their own journey, the connection between being an abolitionist and spirituality, and several resources that you can find below.
– We Do This Til We Free US: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice by Mariame Kaba
– No More Police, A Case for Abolition by Mariame Kaba & Andrea J. Ritchie
– The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale
Episode #2 – Naomi Ortiz – Self-Care, Disability Justice, and Relationship with Place
Join us this week for our conversation with Naomi Ortiz, author of Sustaining Spirit: Self-Care for Social Justice (Reclamation Press), which offers a powerful insight into self-care. Naomi is a Poet, Writer, and Visual Artist whose intersectional work focuses on self-care for activists, disability justice, climate action, and relationship with place.
During this episode we talked about how to practice self-care in practical ways, what is disability justice and Naomi’s relationship with spirituality, place, and the process of writing. Learn more about Naomi here.
Episode #1 – Becoming Kin with Patty Krawec
For our first episode of Season Two we talked with Patty Krawec, author of the upcoming book, Becoming Kin: An Indigenous Call to Unforgetting the Past and Reimagining Our Future. Patty’s book is now available for pre-order here. During our conversation with Patty we explored the topics of colonization, decolonization, indigenous erasure, and the role of faith communities in these issues.
Patty is an Anishinaabe/Ukrainian writer and speaker belonging to Lac Seul First Nation in Treaty 3 territory and residing in Niagara Falls. She serves on the board of the Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre and is the cohost of the Medicine for the Resistance podcast.