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The Telos Channel, hosting the suite of Telos podcasts | Undaunted: In our divided and dangerous world, how can we choose peace? Join us on our journey to find answers, guided by radical peacemakers and their stories from the front-lines. When conflict seems intractable, these conversations give us the courage to choose a different way—a way of justice, healing, and hope. | The Check-in: an every-other-week deep dive into headlines from Israel/Palestine and across the world, where we wade into the complexity of seemingly intractable conflict to discover the power of peacemaking to heal us, our community and our world.

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The Check-in: A World-Famous Mugshot, an Ordinary Hero
Jun 27 2023
The Check-in: A World-Famous Mugshot, an Ordinary Hero
You may not know it, but you’ve probably seen Joan Trumpauer Mulholland’s mugshot. Or the back of her head in the world-famous photo of the Woolworth’s sit-in in Jackson, MS as civil rights activists were harassed and assaulted by a mob of white segregationists. Joan was an activist in the Civil Rights movement who by the age of 23, had spent two months on death row at Parchman prison for participating in the Freedom Rides of 1961, had been nearly killed by the Klan in Mississippi, and had stood her ground for justice at countless sit-ins, protests, and rallies. Despite coming from a wealthy, white family in the South, she knew the world would only become a more just place if she accepted her call to become a peacemaker and advocate on behalf of her disenfranchised neighbors. And she has inspired generations of others behind her to believe in their agency too. As her son has pointed out, she was and is an “ordinary hero.”In this special ‘live” episode, we get to hear from Ms. Mulholland herself on the events of her life and how she found the courage to be a peacemaker time and again. We were also joined by her son Loki, who is now an accomplished educator, filmmaker, and advocate for justice himself, on the work they are doing together today to “educate to end hate.” We loved getting to hear from these two, and were so inspired by their courage and humility. Read and share the Principles and Practices of Peacemaking Follow Telos on Instagram @thetelosgroupIf you’re enjoying the podcast, become a monthly donor to Telos!Leave a rating and review on Apple podcasts or SpotifySubscribe to the Telos NewsletterResources Mentioned:Learn more about the murders of James Chaney, Michael Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman, the three civil rights workers killed in MississippiGet Back to the Counter: Seven Lessons from Civil Rights Icon Joan Trumpauer Mulholland by Loki MulhollandThe Joan Trumpauer Mulholland FoundationWatch An Ordinary Hero, on Joan’s life, produced and directed by Loki Mulholland
The Check-in: The Practice of Flourishing
Mar 9 2023
The Check-in: The Practice of Flourishing
What does it take to flourish? Both personally and collectively, even in the midst of profound and seemingly intractable conflict? Andrew DeCort, Christian peacemaker, teacher, and author has an idea. He says the formative practices of the prayer offered by Jesus at the beginning of his ministry, what many of us know today as the “Lord’s Prayer,” can shape us into the kind of people with the groundedness and courage necessary to be peacemakers. This week on the show, we invited Andrew to discuss his new book on this prayer, “Flourishing on the Edge of Faith: Seven Practices for a New We.” He describes the seven practices that emerge from it, and the ways it challenges us to be transformed inwardly even as we practice justice externally. He also shared powerful stories from his personal life as a peacemaker, ultimately pushing him to the conviction that violence cannot save us. And he offers each of us an invitation to experience the flourishing available to us, to take up the call of peacemaking and begin to see the “new we” that is possible in our world. Whether you identify with a faith tradition or none at all (or find yourself somewhere in between), Andrew’s example of the moral courage it takes to live a life of nonviolence and peacemaking will inspire you to practice a deeper life of flourishing for yourself, and for the world. --Buy Andrew’s book, Flourishing on the Edge of FaithListen to our prior episode with Andrew, April 2022: The Check-in: How to Love Your Enemy, with Andrew DeCortRead and share the Principles and Practices of PeacemakingFollow Telos on Instagram @thetelosgroupIf you’re enjoying the podcast, become a monthly donor to Telos!Leave a rating and review on Apple podcasts or Spotify