The Hopeful Activists' Podcast

The Hopeful Activists' Podcast

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Joining the dots between faith, hope and action.


Liam Jagger: Wisdom for the Road: Empowering others by letting go
Nov 8 • 20 min
How to stop, let others lead, and embrace the mess (and transformation!) that results, with CEO of the award-winning youth organisation PrimeTime Bradford. primetimebradford.com primetimeyln.com
Andy Kind: Wisdom for the Road: Finding your calling
Nov 1 • 24 min
Comedian and preacher Andy Kind shares his wisdom on finding your calling. http://www.andykind.co.uk
Beyond Brexit: Reconciliation: Luke Stewart and Victoria Mason
Oct 25 • 20 min
A challenge to think about our attitude to others and how to be builders of reconciliation today from Luke and Victoria, Reconciliation Programme Co-ordinators for The Archbishop of Canterbury. Brexit or no Brexit, how can we listen and truly hear each…
Beyond Brexit: How to Unite Without Compromise: Alex Evans
Oct 18 • 22 min
Abi goes to a beautiful part of North Yorkshire to meet Alex Evans to talk all things Brexit! How can we move beyond the divisions in society in a new and creative way as people of faith. What is our responsibility in the midst of all the anger and…
Holos Kombucha: Kingdom Business: Tom Partridge
Oct 11 • 18 min
The first episode of a new series (we will return to next month), on business as a force for good. Abi speaks to Tom Partridge from Holos Kombucha about building a business that has a lasting positive impact. Twitter @holoskombucha Crowdfunder:…
Elaine Storkey: Wisdom for the Road: Faithfulness
Oct 4 • 18 min
Academic and excellent communicator Elaine Storkey shares some of the wisdom she has gained throughout her life, including in her work with Tearfund. Her theological insights into God’s redemptive plan for us, and how we can live in that power are deep,…
Snowdrop Part 2: Wisdom for the road: Lara Bundock and Rachel Medina
Sep 27 • 18 min
In the second instalment of the interview with Lara and Rachel we hear how they saw God’s hand through their incredibly difficult journey getting Snowdrop off the ground. https://snowdropproject.co.uk Instagram: snowdropproject Twitter: @SnowdropProject…
Snowdrop Part 1: Wisdom for the road: Lara Bundock and Rachel Medina
Sep 20 • 21 min
The incredible journey of The Snowdrop Project told by founder Lara and Rachel, who was also there from the beginning. The pain and burnout they saw is an experience shared by many activists - their story brings incredible lessons on how to survive and…
Faithful Presence: wisdom for the road: Rose Hudson-Wilkin
Sep 13 • 17 min
Rose Hudson-Wilkin has been unafraid to go where God called her, even when women weren’t allowed to be ordained. She will become Bishop of Dover in November and is currently Chaplain to the Speaker to the House of Commons, Chaplain to the Queen and…
Going deeper: wisdom for the road: Tony Horsfall
Sep 6 • 18 min
On the edge of burnout Tony Horsfall went on a silent retreat and God dealt with him a new way. Tony addresses the fear of intimacy with God that we can face, and how to build stillness, silence and solitude into our lives to feed our souls. More…
Joy vs injustice: Wisdom for the Road: Shane Claiborne
Aug 30 • 18 min
Shane Claiborne talks justice and joy with Abi in Manchester as part of his visit with the Red Letter Christians. George Bush and Trump get a mention, but it’s the “beautiful teaching from Jesus” that steals the show. @shaneclaiborne @RedLetters_UK
The power of being with: relationship at the core: Sam Wells
Aug 9 • 19 min
Revd Dr Sam Wells brings a dynamic approach to activism in this week’s interview. Using Jesus’ life as a model for our approach. Jesus spent 1 week in Jerusalem working for us, 3 years in Galilee working with us, and then 30 years in Nazareth being with…
Blood, sweat and hope: activism in Zimbabwe: Thobekile
Aug 2 • 16 min
A hard hitting interview with a Zimbabwean activist this week. Thobekile (we aren’t using her surname) was interviewed by Rich by computer link, and leaves Abi speechless.
A Rocha: climate change gets personal: David Hughes
Jul 26 • 18 min
David Hughes isn’t your traditional climate change activist; his unusual journey brings into the open the common disconnect between our faith and action - and how there is always hope. https://www.arocha.org.uk https://www.climatestewards.org
Climate Action: Telling the Truth: Ruth Jarman
Jul 19 • 18 min
“What does it mean to be a disciple if the normal way of living is trashing what Jesus has made?” We are looking forward to the reactions to this week’s interview. Ruth Jarman on obedience and breaking the law in the face of the climate crisis. Facebook…
Celebrate Recovery: From addiction to action: Jenny Garland
Jul 12 • 9 min
Addicted to alcohol but in denial Jenny had an invitation to a BBQ at a new church plant on her estate. She met Jesus and her life has been transformed. Jenny is now a leader at a Celebrate Recovery group in Bolton, bringing the hope of lasting change to…
Look Again Artist: Fridges have feelings: Lynda Sterling
Jul 5 • 15 min
Did you know that fridges have feelings? Lynda uses art to tackle the waste problem in Old Trafford. She shares about how she combines her love of alleyways, shopping trolleys, with her love of community, family and Jesus! https://lyndasterling.co.uk
Grace Trust: Jesus in the forgotten places: Nicci Ward and Lizzie Bassford
Jun 28 • 17 min
Openshaw is one of the most deprived areas of the country, but Nicci describes it as paradise. Lizzie and Nicci share their stories of looking for hope and tackling loneliness in one of Manchester’s forgotten places.
Earthbound Report: skepticism, climate justice and wealth: Jeremy Williams
Jun 21 • 16 min
The Earthbound Report blog (formerly Make Wealth History) has won many awards for it’s creator Jeremy Williams. He talks to Rich about how his ideas make people bristle, and reaching the point where you have to stand up for change.
Beside Ourselves: Laughter and Activism: Kate Mounce and Eleanor Young
Jun 14 • 12 min
Contemporary Clowns Kate Mounce and Eleanor Young make Abi laugh in this week’s episode as they share their wisdom on “the teenage sex talk” and laughter as a form of activism. https://www.besideourselvescollective.com
Writing the future: Storytelling, equality and the art of grace: Athena Stevens
Jun 7 • 16 min
Athena Stevens tells Abi about creating work that helps people to process trauma, her political work and the practical support she gives to activists so they can thrive. Her words on grace, forgiveness and equality propel us to work for a better world by…
Creators of Peace: Radical Peace Building: Kate Monkhouse
May 31 • 13 min
The amazing Kate Monkhouse (executive officer at Creators of Peace) shares her wisdom on activism and spirituality. Her work of radical peace building with women has taken her around the world, including to Syria, Australia, Nepal and Burundi.
God Loves Women: spreadsheets and speaking out: Natalie Collins
May 24 • 17 min
Hold on to your hats as Natalie Collins talks about effecting change in the church and obedience to God. She says “we don’t need too many of me”, but we disagree! Also Abi and Rich have a slightly awkward conversation involving periods.…
Restoration Story: the gardener is back in the garden: Jack Wakefield
May 17 • 14 min
Jack Wakefield shares his passion for and the theology behind his action on climate care. And Abi gets stressed out by some orange peel.
Saturday Gathering: Every day I see miracles: Linda Maslen
May 8 • 18 min
Linda Maslen radiates hope in her stories of healing and new life. She founded Saturday Gathering in Halifax, a church that welcomes people living on the margins and sees amazing transformation in people’s lives. Linda was licenced this week as leader of…
Street Angels: Action in the Wild West of Yorkshire.
May 2 • 16 min
For our first episode we speak to Paul Blakey about seeing dramatic change in Halifax’s night life, once described as the Wild West of Yorkshire.