Walk Talk Listen Podcast

Virtual Walk Talk Listen with Ana Clara Giovani (episode 37)

Ana Clara Giovani is a journalist, video editor, and teacher. In Brazil, she is a member of the Focolare Movement as a Youth for a United World and internationally she is a member of the Religions for Peace Youth Media Team. Ana Clara Giovani was born in São Paulo, Brazil and holds a Bachelors Degree in Communication, with a specialty in Journalism. She lived in the Philippines for a year to study Spirituality, Global human formation, and Training in Social Service, where she started working as a multimedia expert for educational institutions. Currently she is a teacher of a public school in the rural area as part of a program of Educational Leadership called Teach for All. Inspired by Chiara Lubich, the founder of the Focolare Movement, Ana engages to promote social justice, youth and women empowerment, and intercultural and interreligious harmony.
 
Youth for a United World (the youth of the Focolare Movement) instagram is: @y4uw.official. Religions for Peace Youth Multimedia Team also has instagram: @rfp_youth . You can follow Ana as well on instagram and twitter.
 
Don't forget to check our Spotify Playlist #WalkTalkListen consisting of songs chosen by our podcast guests. Outside of the artist/song mentioned by Theon in this episode, available via this link, he also mentioned the following songs to me: Wake Up Everybody -John Legend; Harvest for the World -The Isley Brothers; and “There’s Hope” -India Arie which I added to the #WalkTalkListen Playlist
 
Please let me/us know via our email incubationlab@cwsglobal.org what you think about this particular episode and the previous ones. We would love to hear from you.
 
Please like/follow our Walk Talk Listen podcast and follow @mauricebloem on twitter and instagram.  Or check us out on our website 100mile.org (and find out more about our app (android and iPhone) that enables you to walk and do good at the same time!

Virtual Walk Talk Listen with Theon Johnson III (episode 36)

Rev. Dr. Theon Johnson III came to the California-Nevada Conference from Mississippi. An Ordained Elder in The United Methodist Church, Theon has served as a campus minister and in local churches.  Upon arriving in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2012, he became the youngest person in history to serve on the pastoral team at Glide Memorial United Methodist Church .  In addition to providing pastoral support for congregants, supporting thousands of clients, and interacting with community partners and elected officials, he considered serving as a cheerleader for the 150+ member GLIDE staff one of his primary roles.
 
Theon was appointed to serve alongside the people of Downs Memorial United Methodist Church on July 1, 2018.  
 
He completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Philosophy-Religious Studies (Minors in Education and Faith & Work Initiative) from Millsaps College in 2006.  He completed his theological studies at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. (M.Div., 2009).  While in Washington, D.C., he served with the Education Leadership Formation division of the United Methodist General Board of Church and Society on Capitol Hill.  Theon holds a Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Supervision from Jackson State University (2018).  His research interests explore dynamics related to organizational leadership, culture, and strategy.
 
He serves widely with civic, social, and ecumenical organizations. You can follow his church via instagram and facebook. He is a great story teller and you might even experience him starting to preach during this episode, check it out!
 
Don't forget to check our Spotify Playlist #WalkTalkListen consisting of songs chosen by our podcast guests. Outside of the artist/song mentioned by Theon in this episode, available via this link, he also mentioned the following songs to me: Wake Up Everybody -John Legend; Harvest for the World -The Isley Brothers; and “There’s Hope” -India Arie which I added to the #WalkTalkListen Playlist
 
Please let me/us know via our email incubationlab@cwsglobal.org what you think about this particular episode and the previous ones. We would love to hear from you.
 
Please like/follow our Walk Talk Listen podcast and follow @mauricebloem on twitter and instagram.  Or check us out on our website 100mile.org (and find out more about our app (android and iPhone) that enables you to walk and do good at the same time!

Virtual Walk Talk Listen with Max Finberg (episode 35)

Max Finberg is the President and CEO of  Growing Hope Globally. Founded in 1999 as Foods Resource Bank, Growing Hope Globally started when Ohio Farmers Vernon and Carol Sloan invited their neighbors to become part of the solution to world hunger by shipping corn from their fields to developing countries. They quickly learned shipping was too costly – nearly 15 times the cost of the grain itself – and would wreak havoc on local farmers and markets. Then they came up with a unique solution: Use the proceeds from crops raised and sold in the U.S. to fund agricultural development programs overseas. That seed of an idea has blossomed into a network of community Growing Projects in more than 20 states.  Together, GHG served over 2 million people and helped them to grow lasting solutions to hunger. You can follow Max his organization via facebook, instagram and twitter.
 
Don't forget to check our Spotify Playlist #WalkTalkListen consisting of songs chosen by our podcast guests. Please let me/us know via our email incubationlab@cwsglobal.org what you think about this particular episode and the previous ones. We would love to hear from you.
 
Please like/follow our Walk Talk Listen podcast and follow @mauricebloem on twitter and instagram.  Or check us out on our website 100mile.org (and find out more about our app (android and iPhone) that enables you to walk and do good at the same time!

Virtual Walk Talk Listen with Kusumita Pedersen (episode 34)

Dr. Kusumita P. Pedersen is Professor Emerita of Religious Studies at St. Francis College and Chair of the Interfaith Center of New York. She is also a member of the Climate Action Task Force (CATF) of the Parliament of the World's Religions and of the Climate Working Group of the Committee of Religious NGOs at the United Nations. She is co-author of Global Ethics in Practice: Historical Backgrounds, Current Issues and Future Prospects (Edinburgh University Press, 2016) and co-editor of Faith for Earth: A Call to Action (UN Environment Programme and Parliament of the World’s Religions, 2020).
 
Kusumita mentions Father Thomas Berry in the podcast as a geologian (as mentioned by Father Thomas himself) studying the human-earth relation, but we didn't have time to further elaborate about him, so please check this link for some further information. She also mentions the Temple of Understanding in this podcast.
 
Kusumita also refers in this podcast to a recent research done by Pew Research Center on youth and their parents and religion in the US, you can follow the link here.
 
Kusumita has compiled and edited librettos for two works by Philip Glass: Symphony No. 5: Bardo, Requiem and Nirmānakāya (1999) and The Passion of Ramakrishna (2006).  She has been a student of Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007) since 1971 and her book Love and Transformation: The Philosophy of Sri Chinmoy is forthcoming from Lexington Books. 
 
Don't forget to check our Spotify Playlist #WalkTalkListen consisting of songs chosen by our podcast guests. Please let me/us know via our email incubationlab@cwsglobal.org what you think about this particular episode and the previous ones. We would love to hear from you. 
 
Please like/follow our Walk Talk Listen podcast and follow @mauricebloem on twitter and instagram.  Or check us out on our website 100mile.org (and find out more about our app that enables you to walk and do good at the same time!
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