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Podcast: Weaving together Faith, Justice and the Life of Jason Fileta of Tearfund, USA.

On this episode I interview Jason Fileta about his life and work. Jason is currently VP of Engagement at Tearfund after years leading the organization Micah Challenge. Jason opens up and shares about his journey and the work he does today, what motivates him to keep going and where he finds hope. Jason shares about … Continue reading Podcast: Weaving together Faith, Justice and the Life of Jason Fileta of Tearfund, USA.

Podcast: Learning from Word Made Flesh Rwanda with Shelbye Renfro

Thanks to a recent trip back to Portland, I was able to connect with MAGDJ alumna Shelbye Renfro in the Multnomah Studios. Shelbye works in a community in Kigali, Rwanda with the organization Word Made Flesh. In this episode of Development and Justice Shelbye talks about her work in seeking justice in her adopted community … Continue reading Podcast: Learning from Word Made Flesh Rwanda with Shelbye Renfro

Podcast: Leading Africa New Life Ministries with Charles Mugisha and Alan Hotchkiss

This episode focuses specifically on leading the work of Africa New Life Ministries (ANLM) and highlights the roles and relationship of the two key leaders of the organization, Dr. Charles Mugisha (President and co-founder) and Alan Hotchkiss (U.S. Executive Director). The two share insights on mutual respect and trust in guiding both the U.S. and … Continue reading Podcast: Leading Africa New Life Ministries with Charles Mugisha and Alan Hotchkiss

Webcast: The Connections between Orphanages and Trafficking

This webcast features the director of Programs and Partnerships at 1 Million Home, Brandon Stiver. Brandon and I discuss the link between orphanages and human trafficking. This is part of a longer conversation on the topic of caring for kids through family reunification which can be found on the podcast Development and Justice. For additional … Continue reading Webcast: The Connections between Orphanages and Trafficking

Podcast: Justice, Hope, Freedom with Adrienne Livingston

On this episode we talk to Adrienne Livingston about her work with WorldVenture. Adrienne is a humanitarian and global catalyst in combating sex trafficking. She currently serves as the Director of Anti-Sex Trafficking Initiatives with WorldVenture which aims to bring positive change to underserved communities through service, partnership and advocacy. With over 20 years of … Continue reading Podcast: Justice, Hope, Freedom with Adrienne Livingston

Podcast: Racial Injustice and the Role of the Church with Rev. Dr. Leroy Barber (Part 2)

This is part 2 of an extensive interview that Greg Burch conducted with Rev. Dr. Leroy Barber. On this one year anniversary that marks the killing of George Floyd by a convicted Minneapolis Police Officer, the Development and Justice Podcast reflects on the role of the Church and the need for a prophetic and liberating … Continue reading Podcast: Racial Injustice and the Role of the Church with Rev. Dr. Leroy Barber (Part 2)

Podcast: From Philly to Portland with Dr. Rev. Leroy Barber: Community Development Action and Lessons Learned Along the Way (Part 1)

"And we quickly learned being out every day and meeting and seeing the same people, relationships got established and in establishing those relationships people living on the streets were not who we thought they were and as they became friends, as they became people we saw every day, their life stories became real. It was … Continue reading Podcast: From Philly to Portland with Dr. Rev. Leroy Barber: Community Development Action and Lessons Learned Along the Way (Part 1)

Come for a listen! New Podcast on Development and Justice produced in the Multnomah University Studios.

Purpose: To inspire and promote just-development and peace-building among the Multnomah Global Development and Justice (MAGDJ) community, prospective students and industry leaders. Mission: To highlight our unique, faith-based understanding of development and justice as seen in the approach and lives of graduates and partners of MAGDJ. Audience: MAGDJ students, graduates, prospective students and Christian community … Continue reading Come for a listen! New Podcast on Development and Justice produced in the Multnomah University Studios.