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How to Heal Our Divides

How to Heal Our Divides

By Brian Allain

“How to Heal Our Divides” is a project aimed at building awareness of organizations that are taking real action to address serious cultural divides: racial, political, religious, sexual orientation, immigration, and more. The project is not an attempt to gloss over serious problems or “make happy” but instead to highlight tangible efforts that are solving problems – actually healing divides in effective and practical ways.
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Book interview with Christopher B. Hays and C. L. Crouch – “God and Guns: The Bible Against American Gun Culture”

How to Heal Our DividesMar 11, 2022

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Michael Ashford – finding your calling, the psychology of conflict communication, and how journalism can change to be more effective

Michael Ashford – finding your calling, the psychology of conflict communication, and how journalism can change to be more effective

Michael Ashford – finding your calling, the psychology of conflict communication, and how journalism can change to be more effective

Dec 06, 202343:17
Jennifer Grant discusses Open Books, Raising Kids for Good, and Find Your Next Calling

Jennifer Grant discusses Open Books, Raising Kids for Good, and Find Your Next Calling

Jennifer Grant discusses Open Books, Raising Kids for Good, and Find Your Next Calling

Nov 09, 202358:54
Paul Angone – “Listen to Your Day: The Life-Changing Practice of Paying Attention”

Paul Angone – “Listen to Your Day: The Life-Changing Practice of Paying Attention”

Paul Angone – “Listen to Your Day: The Life-Changing Practice of Paying Attention”

Oct 27, 202331:23
Sheila Beckford and Michelle Ledder – “Doing Anti-Racist Business: Dislodging and Dismantling Racism with the 4REALS”
Oct 13, 202329:31
Therese Taylor-Stinson – “Walking the Way of Harriet Tubman: Public Mystic and Freedom Fighter”

Therese Taylor-Stinson – “Walking the Way of Harriet Tubman: Public Mystic and Freedom Fighter”

Therese Taylor-Stinson – “Walking the Way of Harriet Tubman: Public Mystic and Freedom Fighter”

Sep 27, 202337:02
Tambry Harris interview - “Awakening the Light: A Survivors to Thrivers Going-Forward Story” and “Stop the Silence: Thriving After Childhood Sexual Abuse”

Tambry Harris interview - “Awakening the Light: A Survivors to Thrivers Going-Forward Story” and “Stop the Silence: Thriving After Childhood Sexual Abuse”

Tambry Harris interview - “Awakening the Light: A Survivors to Thrivers Going-Forward Story” and “Stop the Silence: Thriving After Childhood Sexual Abuse”

Sep 15, 202348:18
Jennifer Grant book interview - “Finding Calm in Nature: A Guide for Mindful Kids”

Jennifer Grant book interview - “Finding Calm in Nature: A Guide for Mindful Kids”

Jennifer Grant book interview - “Finding Calm in Nature: A Guide for Mindful Kids”

Sep 01, 202326:47
Caroline Beidler book interview – “Downstairs Church: Finding Hope in the Grit of Addiction and Trauma Recovery“

Caroline Beidler book interview – “Downstairs Church: Finding Hope in the Grit of Addiction and Trauma Recovery“

Caroline Beidler book interview – “Downstairs Church: Finding Hope in the Grit of Addiction and Trauma Recovery“

Aug 18, 202336:54
Lerita Coleman Brown book interview – “What Makes You Come Alive-A Spiritual Walk with Howard Thurman”

Lerita Coleman Brown book interview – “What Makes You Come Alive-A Spiritual Walk with Howard Thurman”

Book interview with Lerita Coleman Brown – “What Makes You Come Alive-A Spiritual Walk with Howard Thurman”

Aug 04, 202343:02
Shane Claiborne book interview – “Rethinking Life: Embracing the Sacredness of Every Person”

Shane Claiborne book interview – “Rethinking Life: Embracing the Sacredness of Every Person”

Shane Claiborne book interview – “Rethinking Life: Embracing the Sacredness of Every Person”

Jul 19, 202338:33
Mary-Frances Winters book interview – “Racial Justice at Work: Practical Solutions for Systemic Change”

Mary-Frances Winters book interview – “Racial Justice at Work: Practical Solutions for Systemic Change”

Mary-Frances Winters book interview – “Racial Justice at Work: Practical Solutions for Systemic Change”

Jul 05, 202335:07
Otis Moss III book interview – “Dancing in the Darkness: Spiritual Lessons for Thriving in Turbulent Times”

Otis Moss III book interview – “Dancing in the Darkness: Spiritual Lessons for Thriving in Turbulent Times”

Otis Moss III book interview – “Dancing in the Darkness: Spiritual Lessons for Thriving in Turbulent Times”

Jun 22, 202328:09
Wajahat Ali book interview – “Go Back To Where You Came From: And, Other Helpful Recommendations on How To Become American”

Wajahat Ali book interview – “Go Back To Where You Came From: And, Other Helpful Recommendations on How To Become American”

Wajahat Ali book interview – “Go Back To Where You Came From: And, Other Helpful Recommendations on How To Become American”

Jun 15, 202338:17
Tim Muldoon and Mack McCarter book interview – “How to Remake the World Neighborhood by Neighborhood”

Tim Muldoon and Mack McCarter book interview – “How to Remake the World Neighborhood by Neighborhood”

Tim Muldoon and Mack McCarter book interview – “How to Remake the World Neighborhood by Neighborhood”

Jun 07, 202352:02
Kenneth W. Wheeler book interview – “US: The Resurrection of American Terror”

Kenneth W. Wheeler book interview – “US: The Resurrection of American Terror”

Kenneth W. Wheeler book interview – “US: The Resurrection of American Terror”

Jun 02, 202341:06
Catherine Meeks book interview – “The Night is Long but Light Comes in the Morning: Meditations for Racial Healing”

Catherine Meeks book interview – “The Night is Long but Light Comes in the Morning: Meditations for Racial Healing”

Catherine Meeks book interview – “The Night is Long but Light Comes in the Morning: Meditations for Racial Healing”

May 26, 202333:10
Lucretia Berry book interview – “Teaching for Justice and Belonging: A Journey for Educators and Parents”

Lucretia Berry book interview – “Teaching for Justice and Belonging: A Journey for Educators and Parents”

Lucretia Berry book interview – “Teaching for Justice and Belonging: A Journey for Educators and Parents”

May 18, 202336:57
Michelle Sanchez book interview – “Color-Courageous Discipleship”, “Color-Courageous Discipleship Student Edition”, and the picture book, “God’s Beloved Community”

Michelle Sanchez book interview – “Color-Courageous Discipleship”, “Color-Courageous Discipleship Student Edition”, and the picture book, “God’s Beloved Community”

Book interview with Michelle Sanchez – “Color-Courageous Discipleship”, “Color-Courageous Discipleship Student Edition”, and the picture book, “God’s Beloved Community”

May 12, 202335:39
Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew book interview – “Swinging on the Garden Gate: A Memoir of Bisexuality and Spirit”

Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew book interview – “Swinging on the Garden Gate: A Memoir of Bisexuality and Spirit”

Book interview with Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew – “Swinging on the Garden Gate: A Memoir of Bisexuality and Spirit”

May 04, 202324:55
Karen González book interview – “Beyond Welcome: Centering Immigrants in Our Christian Response to Immigration”

Karen González book interview – “Beyond Welcome: Centering Immigrants in Our Christian Response to Immigration”

Book interview with Karen González – “Beyond Welcome: Centering Immigrants in Our Christian Response to Immigration”

Apr 28, 202320:32
Brandan Robertson book interview – “Dry Bones and Holy Wars: A Call for Social and Spiritual Renewal ”

Brandan Robertson book interview – “Dry Bones and Holy Wars: A Call for Social and Spiritual Renewal ”

Book interview with Brandan Robertson – “Dry Bones and Holy Wars: A Call for Social and Spiritual Renewal ”

Apr 21, 202328:39
Book interview with Mitali Perkins – “The Story of Us”

Book interview with Mitali Perkins – “The Story of Us”

Book interview with Mitali Perkins – “The Story of Us”

Apr 14, 202327:47
Book interview with Miguel Escobar – “The Unjust Steward: Wealth, Poverty, and the Church Today”

Book interview with Miguel Escobar – “The Unjust Steward: Wealth, Poverty, and the Church Today”

Book interview with Miguel Escobar – “The Unjust Steward: Wealth, Poverty, and the Church Today”

Apr 07, 202334:13
Book interview with Jennifer Garcia Bashaw – “Scapegoats: The Gospel Through the Eyes of Victims”

Book interview with Jennifer Garcia Bashaw – “Scapegoats: The Gospel Through the Eyes of Victims”

Book interview with Jennifer Garcia Bashaw – “Scapegoats: The Gospel Through the Eyes of Victims”

Mar 31, 202321:27
Book interview with Sabrina Chan and La Thao – “Learning Our Names: Asian American Christians on Identity, Relationships, and Vocation”

Book interview with Sabrina Chan and La Thao – “Learning Our Names: Asian American Christians on Identity, Relationships, and Vocation”

Book interview with Sabrina Chan and La Thao – “Learning Our Names: Asian American Christians on Identity, Relationships, and Vocation”

Mar 21, 202326:45
Book interview with Valerie Brown – “Hope Leans Forward: Braving Your Way toward Simplicity, Awakening, and Peace”

Book interview with Valerie Brown – “Hope Leans Forward: Braving Your Way toward Simplicity, Awakening, and Peace”

Book interview with Valerie Brown – “Hope Leans Forward: Braving Your Way toward Simplicity, Awakening, and Peace”

Mar 17, 202330:45
Book interview with Angela Denker – “Red State Christians: A Journey into White Christian Nationalism and the Wreckage It Leaves Behind”

Book interview with Angela Denker – “Red State Christians: A Journey into White Christian Nationalism and the Wreckage It Leaves Behind”

Book interview with Angela Denker – “Red State Christians: A Journey into White Christian Nationalism and the Wreckage It Leaves Behind”

Mar 10, 202328:04
Book interview with Damon Garcia – “The God Who Riots: Taking Back the Radical Jesus”

Book interview with Damon Garcia – “The God Who Riots: Taking Back the Radical Jesus”

Book interview with Damon Garcia – “The God Who Riots: Taking Back the Radical Jesus”

Mar 02, 202324:30
Book interview with John Noltner – “Portraits of Peace: Searching for Hope in a Divided America“

Book interview with John Noltner – “Portraits of Peace: Searching for Hope in a Divided America“

Book interview with John Noltner – “Portraits of Peace: Searching for Hope in a Divided America“

Feb 24, 202327:22
Book interview with Willie Dwayne Francois III – “Silencing White Noise: Six Practices to Overcome Our Inaction on Race”

Book interview with Willie Dwayne Francois III – “Silencing White Noise: Six Practices to Overcome Our Inaction on Race”

Book interview with Willie Dwayne Francois III – “Silencing White Noise: Six Practices to Overcome Our Inaction on Race”

Feb 17, 202334:19
Book interview with Grace Ji-Sun Kim – “Invisible: Theology and the Experience of Asian American Women”

Book interview with Grace Ji-Sun Kim – “Invisible: Theology and the Experience of Asian American Women”

Book interview with Grace Ji-Sun Kim – “Invisible: Theology and the Experience of Asian American Women”

Feb 09, 202337:16
Book interview with Karen Tibbals – “Persuade, Don’t Preach: Restoring Civility across the Political Divide”

Book interview with Karen Tibbals – “Persuade, Don’t Preach: Restoring Civility across the Political Divide”

Book interview with Karen Tibbals – “Persuade, Don’t Preach: Restoring Civility across the Political Divide”

Feb 02, 202319:22
Book interview with Patty Krawec – “Becoming Kin: An Indigenous Call to Unforgetting the Past and Reimagining Our Future”

Book interview with Patty Krawec – “Becoming Kin: An Indigenous Call to Unforgetting the Past and Reimagining Our Future”

Book interview with Patty Krawec – “Becoming Kin: An Indigenous Call to Unforgetting the Past and Reimagining Our Future”

Jan 26, 202328:44
Book interview with Shannon Kearns – “In The Margins: A Transgender Man’s Journey With Scripture”

Book interview with Shannon Kearns – “In The Margins: A Transgender Man’s Journey With Scripture”

Book interview with Shannon Kearns – “In The Margins: A Transgender Man’s Journey With Scripture”

Jan 20, 202317:39
Book interview with Kevin Nye – “Grace Can Lead Us Home: A Christian Call to End Homelessness”

Book interview with Kevin Nye – “Grace Can Lead Us Home: A Christian Call to End Homelessness”

Book interview with Kevin Nye – “Grace Can Lead Us Home: A Christian Call to End Homelessness”

Jan 13, 202336:01
Book interview with Paul Miller – “The Religion of American Greatness: What’s Wrong with Christian Nationalism”

Book interview with Paul Miller – “The Religion of American Greatness: What’s Wrong with Christian Nationalism”

Book interview with Paul Miller – “The Religion of American Greatness: What’s Wrong with Christian Nationalism”

Jan 05, 202331:21
Book interview with Amy Kenny – “My Body Is Not a Prayer Request: Disability Justice in the Church”

Book interview with Amy Kenny – “My Body Is Not a Prayer Request: Disability Justice in the Church”

Book interview with Amy Kenny – “My Body Is Not a Prayer Request: Disability Justice in the Church”

Dec 12, 202215:33
Book interview with Michael Granzen – “Breaking Through the Plate-Glass Window—Prophetic Fragments: On Doing Justice and Loving Kindness in a Time of Reckoning”

Book interview with Michael Granzen – “Breaking Through the Plate-Glass Window—Prophetic Fragments: On Doing Justice and Loving Kindness in a Time of Reckoning”

Book interview with Michael Granzen – “Breaking Through the Plate-Glass Window—Prophetic Fragments: On Doing Justice and Loving Kindness in a Time of Reckoning”

Dec 09, 202222:16
Book interview with Randy Woodley – “Becoming Rooted: One Hundred Days of Reconnecting with Sacred Earth”

Book interview with Randy Woodley – “Becoming Rooted: One Hundred Days of Reconnecting with Sacred Earth”

Book interview with Randy Woodley – “Becoming Rooted: One Hundred Days of Reconnecting with Sacred Earth”

Dec 02, 202235:23
Book interview with Brandon Wrencher and Venneikia Samantha Williams – “Liberating Church: A 21st Century Hush Harbor Manifesto”

Book interview with Brandon Wrencher and Venneikia Samantha Williams – “Liberating Church: A 21st Century Hush Harbor Manifesto”

Book interview with Brandon Wrencher and Venneikia Samantha Williams – “Liberating Church: A 21st Century Hush Harbor Manifesto”

Nov 14, 202236:40
Book interview with Idelette McVicker – “Recovering Racists: Dismantling White Supremacy and Reclaiming Our Humanity”

Book interview with Idelette McVicker – “Recovering Racists: Dismantling White Supremacy and Reclaiming Our Humanity”

Book interview with Idelette McVicker – “Recovering Racists: Dismantling White Supremacy and Reclaiming Our Humanity”

Nov 10, 202235:32
Book interview with Deborah Nelson Linck – “Pauli Murray: Shouting for the Rights of All People”

Book interview with Deborah Nelson Linck – “Pauli Murray: Shouting for the Rights of All People”

Book interview with Deborah Nelson Linck – “Pauli Murray: Shouting for the Rights of All People”

Nov 03, 202222:48
Book interview with Jonny Rashid for “Jesus Takes a Side: Embracing the Political Demands of the Gospel”

Book interview with Jonny Rashid for “Jesus Takes a Side: Embracing the Political Demands of the Gospel”

Book interview with Jonny Rashid for “Jesus Takes a Side: Embracing the Political Demands of the Gospel”

Oct 27, 202225:50
Book interview with Michelle Reyes for “The Race-Wise Family: Ten Postures to Becoming Households of Healing and Hope”

Book interview with Michelle Reyes for “The Race-Wise Family: Ten Postures to Becoming Households of Healing and Hope”

Book interview with Michelle Reyes for “The Race-Wise Family: Ten Postures to Becoming Households of Healing and Hope”

Oct 20, 202219:00
Book interview with Sarah Griffith Lund for “Blessed Youth: Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness with Children and Teens”

Book interview with Sarah Griffith Lund for “Blessed Youth: Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness with Children and Teens”

Book interview with Sarah Griffith Lund for “Blessed Youth: Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness with Children and Teens”

Oct 14, 202227:35
Book interview with Lisa K. Swallow for “Yes, You CAN Talk Politics: A workbook for talking across party lines” and “No One Was Listening”

Book interview with Lisa K. Swallow for “Yes, You CAN Talk Politics: A workbook for talking across party lines” and “No One Was Listening”

Book interview with Lisa K. Swallow for “Yes, You CAN Talk Politics: A workbook for talking across party lines” and “No One Was Listening”

Oct 07, 202229:44
Book interview with Melissa Guthrie for “Colors of Hope: A Devotional Journal from LGBTQ+ Christians”

Book interview with Melissa Guthrie for “Colors of Hope: A Devotional Journal from LGBTQ+ Christians”

Book interview with Melissa Guthrie for “Colors of Hope: A Devotional Journal from LGBTQ+ Christians”

Sep 30, 202219:51
Book interview with Terry Catasús Jennings and Rosita Stevens-Holsey for “Pauli Murray: The Life of a Pioneering Feminist and Civil Rights Activist”

Book interview with Terry Catasús Jennings and Rosita Stevens-Holsey for “Pauli Murray: The Life of a Pioneering Feminist and Civil Rights Activist”

Book interview with Terry Catasús Jennings and Rosita Stevens-Holsey for “Pauli Murray: The Life of a Pioneering Feminist and Civil Rights Activist”

Sep 23, 202249:14
Book interview with Jim Belcher for “Cold Civil War: Overcoming Polarization, Discovering Unity, and Healing the Nation”

Book interview with Jim Belcher for “Cold Civil War: Overcoming Polarization, Discovering Unity, and Healing the Nation”

Book interview with Jim Belcher for “Cold Civil War: Overcoming Polarization, Discovering Unity, and Healing the Nation”

Sep 16, 202231:39
Book interview with Kerry Connelly for “Wait, Is This Racist? A Guide to Becoming an Anti-racist Church”

Book interview with Kerry Connelly for “Wait, Is This Racist? A Guide to Becoming an Anti-racist Church”

Book interview with Kerry Connelly for “Wait, Is This Racist? A Guide to Becoming an Anti-racist Church”

Sep 09, 202235:45