Peace Talks

The Center for Formation, Justice and Peace

What does love look like in action? Tune in to “Peace Talks,” brave conversations hosted by Vanessa Sadler and Bishop Todd Hunter, to meet leading activists and practitioners who are modeling exceptional work in the areas of justice and peace.

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Lisa Colón DeLay
Nov 10 2022
Lisa Colón DeLay
We’re delighted to welcome teacher, spiritual director and podcaster Lisa Colón DeLay to join us for a brave conversation about formation, justice and peace! Originally from Puerto Rico and now based in Philadelphia, Lisa has an MA in spiritual formation and a passion for leading others in formational practices. When she’s not interviewing guests like Krista Tippett, Parker J. Palmer and Seth Godin on her podcast, Spark My Muse, she’s teaching in many settings from graduate schools to workshops, writing for anthologies and print publications, and offering spiritual companioning and retreats. On this episode, she talks about her own spiritual formation journey and the rhythms of justice that shape her actions.» Subscribe to PEACE TALKS Podcast: the Center for Formation, Justice and Peace: Justice and peace come from the inside out—from the overflow of a transformed heart. This belief led our founder, Bishop Todd Hunter, to start the Center for Formation, Justice and Peace in 2021. The Center brings together a diverse, interdenominational community of people who want to be formed in love to heal a broken world. Because “religion” is often part of the problem, we’ve created a brave, Jesus-centered space for dialogue, questioning, creating and exploration. PEACE TALKS introduces you to women and men who are working to undo oppression, leading to lives of deeper peace for all.*Connect with The Center Online!*Visit The Center's Website: The Center on Facebook: The Center on Twitter: The Center on Instagram: the show
Lisa Colón DeLay
Nov 10 2022
Lisa Colón DeLay
We’re delighted to welcome teacher, spiritual director and podcaster Lisa Colón DeLay to join us for a brave conversation about formation, justice and peace! Originally from Puerto Rico and now based in Philadelphia, Lisa has an MA in spiritual formation and a passion for leading others in formational practices. When she’s not interviewing guests like Krista Tippett, Parker J. Palmer and Seth Godin on her podcast, Spark My Muse, she’s teaching in many settings from graduate schools to workshops, writing for anthologies and print publications, and offering spiritual companioning and retreats. On this episode, she talks about her own spiritual formation journey and the rhythms of justice that shape her actions.» Subscribe to PEACE TALKS Podcast: the Center for Formation, Justice and Peace: Justice and peace come from the inside out—from the overflow of a transformed heart. This belief led our founder, Bishop Todd Hunter, to start the Center for Formation, Justice and Peace in 2021. The Center brings together a diverse, interdenominational community of people who want to be formed in love to heal a broken world. Because “religion” is often part of the problem, we’ve created a brave, Jesus-centered space for dialogue, questioning, creating and exploration. PEACE TALKS introduces you to women and men who are working to undo oppression, leading to lives of deeper peace for all.*Connect with The Center Online!*Visit The Center's Website: The Center on Facebook: The Center on Twitter: The Center on Instagram: the show
Anniversary Reflections w/ Vanessa Sadler + Bishop Todd Hunter
Oct 20 2022
Anniversary Reflections w/ Vanessa Sadler + Bishop Todd Hunter
We’re celebrating one year of brave conversations about formation, justice and peace! In this special One-Year Anniversary episode of Peace Talks, Director of Content and Community Katie Haseltine interviews hosts Vanessa Sadler and Bishop Todd Hunter! Vanessa is a trauma-informed, certified spiritual director and Todd is an author, speaker and teacher who founded the Center and The Diocese of Churches for the Sake of Others [C4SO]. They discuss their favorite Peace Talks guests, why formation is always central to justice, what catalyzes their own pursuit of justice and more. Bonus: Find out what makes Vanessa and Todd’s friendship so sweet!» Subscribe to PEACE TALKS Podcast: the Center for Formation, Justice and Peace: Justice and peace come from the inside out—from the overflow of a transformed heart. This belief led our founder, Bishop Todd Hunter, to start the Center for Formation, Justice and Peace in 2021. The Center brings together a diverse, interdenominational community of people who want to be formed in love to heal a broken world. Because “religion” is often part of the problem, we’ve created a brave, Jesus-centered space for dialogue, questioning, creating and exploration. PEACE TALKS introduces you to women and men who are working to undo oppression, leading to lives of deeper peace for all.*Connect with The Center Online!*Visit The Center's Website: The Center on Facebook: The Center on Twitter: The Center on Instagram: the show
End Slavery Tennessee
Sep 22 2022
End Slavery Tennessee
End Slavery Tennessee's (ESTN) joins PEACE TALKS to share their mission of promoting healing of survivors and strategically combating human trafficking in Tennessee. ESTN began as a grassroots nonprofit but is now the regional point of contact agency for human trafficking referrals in the 41 counties of Middle Tennessee. ESTN is currently creating a Survivor Restoration Campus that will offer a 2-year Residential Program that begins and ends with safe and stable housing, an oasis where survivors will build community for healing, housing and hope. In this interview, ESTN reveals the importance of addressing human trafficking through advocacy, prevention and training of front-line professionals.» Subscribe to PEACE TALKS: Watch the latest from PEACE TALKS:  the Center for Formation, Justice and Peace: Justice and peace come from the inside out—from the overflow of a transformed heart. This belief led our founder, Bishop Todd Hunter, to start the Center for Formation, Justice and Peace in 2021. The Center brings together a diverse, interdenominational community of people who want to be formed in love to heal a broken world. Because “religion” is often part of the problem, we’ve created a brave, Jesus-centered space for dialogue, questioning, creating and exploration. PEACE TALKS introduces you to women and men who are working to undo oppression, leading to lives of deeper peace for all.*Connect with The Center Online!*Visit The Center's Website: The Center on Facebook: The Center on Twitter: The Center on Instagram: the full episode here. #biblicaljustice #christians #multiethnic #leadership #sextrafficking #humantrafficking #traffickingsurvivors #injustice #Jesus #culture  #socialjustice #endslaveryTNSupport the show
Curtis Zackery
Sep 1 2022
Curtis Zackery
Curtis Zackery ["CZ"] joins PEACE TALKS to discuss what it means to truly rest, how Jesus embodied rest, and how the need for rest is deeply embedded in our human DNA. CZ is a pastor at Church of the City in Franklin, Tennessee, and author of Soul Rest: Reclaim Your Life. Return to Sabbath. CZ also helms an organization called Find Rest that seeks to help spiritually depleted Christian leaders find rest. In this interview, he reveals how our misaligned view of rest has its roots in an identity that is out of rhythm with God, and how practicing Sabbath guides us toward a purposeful and sustainable life with Jesus.» Subscribe to PEACE TALKS: Watch the latest from PEACE TALKS:  the Center for Formation, Justice and Peace: Justice and peace come from the inside out—from the overflow of a transformed heart. This belief led our founder, Bishop Todd Hunter, to start the Center for Formation, Justice and Peace in 2021. The Center brings together a diverse, interdenominational community of people who want to be formed in love to heal a broken world. Because “religion” is often part of the problem, we’ve created a brave, Jesus-centered space for dialogue, questioning, creating and exploration. PEACE TALKS introduces you to women and men who are working to undo oppression, leading to lives of deeper peace for all.*Connect with The Center Online!*Visit The Center's Website: The Center on Facebook: The Center on Twitter: The Center on Instagram: the full episode here. #biblicaljustice #christians #multiethnic #leadership #womeninleadership #decolonialism #cubanwomen #crosscultural #injustice #Jesus #culture  #socialjustice #curtiszackery #FindRest #SoulRest #sustainablespiritualitySupport the show
Dr. Soong-Chan Rah
Aug 12 2022
Dr. Soong-Chan Rah
Dr. Soong-Chan Rah joins PEACE TALKS to talk about lament as a practice of disruption, the persistent narrative of white superiority, and the dangers of Western cultural captivity. A well-known pastor, author and speaker, Dr. Rah is the Robert Boyd Munger Professor of Evangelism at Fuller Seminary and has written many books, most recently Prophetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubled Times. In this interview, Dr. Rah explores how we as Christians are called to give up our historical dominance and embrace a greater mutuality, equality and reciprocity.» Subscribe to PEACE TALKS: Watch the latest from PEACE TALKS:  the Center for Formation, Justice and Peace: Justice and peace come from the inside out—from the overflow of a transformed heart. This belief led our founder, Bishop Todd Hunter, to start the Center for Formation, Justice and Peace in 2021. The Center brings together a diverse, interdenominational community of people who want to be formed in love to heal a broken world. Because “religion” is often part of the problem, we’ve created a brave, Jesus-centered space for dialogue, questioning, creating and exploration. PEACE TALKS introduces you to women and men who are working to undo oppression, leading to lives of deeper peace for all.*Connect with The Center Online!*Visit The Center's Website: The Center on Facebook: The Center on Twitter: The Center on Instagram: the full episode here. #biblicaljustice #christians #multiethnic #leadership #doctrineofdiscovery #crosscultural #AAPI #asianleaders #injustice #Jesus #culture  #socialjustice #evangelicalcovenantchurch #fullerseminary #soongchanrah #propheticlamentSupport the show
Anthony Hendricks
May 27 2022
Anthony Hendricks
Anthony Hendricks joins PEACE TALKS to share his work in the world of racial reconciliation. Anthony is a pastor and speaker who teaches on urgent issues of biblical unity, race, justice and anti-racism at universities, churches, schools, and businesses around the country. In this interview, he dives into his vision for holistic peace making and peace building and why American Christians are so often compelled by the culture rather than the cross. » Subscribe to PEACE TALKS: Watch the latest from PEACE TALKS: About the Center for Formation, Justice and Peace: Justice and peace come from the inside out—from the overflow of a transformed heart. This belief led our founder, Bishop Todd Hunter, to start the Center for Formation, Justice and Peace in 2021. The Center brings together a diverse, interdenominational community of people who want to be formed in love to heal a broken world. Because “religion” is often part of the problem, we’ve created a brave, Jesus-centered space for dialogue, questioning, creating and exploration. PEACE TALKS introduces you to women and men who are working to undo oppression, leading to lives of deeper peace for all.*Connect with The Center Online!*Visit The Center's Website: The Center on Facebook: The Center on Twitter: The Center on Instagram: Watch the full episode here: [link to full episode]#christianity #biblicaljustice #christians #multiethnic #multiethnicministry #injustice #evangelicalism #Jesus #culture #racialreconciliation #socialjustice #anthonyhendricksSupport the show
Gabrielle Beam
Apr 29 2022
Gabrielle Beam
Gabrielle Beam joins PEACE TALKS to talk about the lifelong connection between literacy and justice. Gabrielle is a seasoned inner-city pastor and the founder of Rise to Read, an organization focused on eliminating early childhood illiteracy in her home of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Gabrielle shares about the well-trodden path from illiteracy to incarceration, ways she helps kids begin reading on level, and what happened when Rise to Read began to distribute the Jesus Storybook Bible. » Subscribe to PEACE TALKS: Watch the latest from PEACE TALKS:  the Center for Formation, Justice and Peace: Justice and peace come from the inside out—from the overflow of a transformed heart. This belief led our founder, Bishop Todd Hunter, to start the Center for Formation, Justice and Peace in 2021. The Center brings together a diverse, interdenominational community of people who want to be formed in love to heal a broken world. Because “religion” is often part of the problem, we’ve created a brave, Jesus-centered space for dialogue, questioning, creating and exploration. PEACE TALKS introduces you to women and men who are working to undo oppression, leading to lives of deeper peace for all.*Connect with The Center Online!*Visit The Center's Website: The Center on Facebook: The Center on Twitter: The Center on Instagram: the full episode: #justice #love #christians #injustice #literacy #illiteracy #literacyandjustice #justiceandliteracy #risetoread #gabriellebeam #bridgeportCTSupport the show (