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Change Happens Now Podcast: Season 7, Episode 1: Faith, Trust, and Meaning Making in Community

Season 7, Episode 1: Faith, Trust, and Meaning Making in Community

The Ignite Institute welcomes back education and community advocate and Pacific School of Religion grad student, Maurice King (aka Mo) to host Season 7 of Change Happens Now! Join Mo as he evolves conversations with dynamic leaders beyond the change happening in their communities of care, and asks them to address the challenges they encounter, resources they find helpful, and hopes that they have for those they lead.

In this season’s premiere, host Mo King sits down with spiritual leaders Rev. Adriene Thorne (MDiv ’08) PSR alumnx, and Senior Minister of the historic Riverside Church in NYC, and PSR’s President Rev. Dr. David Vásquez-Levy. They delve into their experiences leading dynamic communities, their challenges, and the resources they use to overcome them. From navigating vulnerability in religious spaces to forging interfaith collaborations, they explore the topics of identity, spirituality, and ministry, offering insights on leadership, prophetic voice, and inclusivity. While reflecting on their shared connection through PSR and how it informs their approaches to leadership, they highlight the importance of faith, trust, strategic planning, and community meaning-making. We also hear about the importance of resisting fear in various contexts and the role of artists and creatives in helping people see a future that isn’t here yet but is coming. This episode provides valuable resources for leaders navigating the complexities of modern religious landscapes.

Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts!

The Ignite Institute at PSR brings together personal, communal, and spiritual work from wisdom traditions to provide established and emerging leaders with the vision, resilience, and skills to create a world where we can all thrive.  

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