Making Hope Visible

Making Hope Visible

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Conversations about justice, faith, and action. Host, Laura Hunter, sees acting for social change as a spiritual practice. She talks to people who are working for justice, love, and peace in their neighbourhoods and around the world. Together they m…


Special Episode: Meet the New General Secretary - Rev. Michael Blair
Oct 9 • 51 min
Reverend Michael Blair offers evocative images to describe how he will approach his new role as General Secretary of the United Church of Canada. In this conversation you will learn about his early roots in ministry, his visions for “reconnecting with…
Pride Panel
Jul 11 • 69 min
What does it mean to be an Affirming Church? Guests on this episode are from one of the first, and one of the most recent Communities of Faith in Atlantic Canada to be recognized as Affirming Ministries in the United Church of Canada. Katelyn Vardy,…
Indigenous Worldviews, Wampum, and Wise Words: Guests Ron Tremblay, Alma Brooks, & Shalan Joudry
Jun 20 • 68 min
In honour of Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada, host Laura Hunter, has a rich conversation with two Wolastoqey elders. Ron Tremblay is the Chief of the Wolatoqey Grand Council, and Alma Brooks is a Clan Mother, which is a distinct role within this…
08 David Coon - COVID Learnings and Community Yearnings
Jun 4 • 52 min
COVID-19 has raised many social issues - economic inequality, care for seniors, food sovereignty, and more. What roles can justice-seekers and communities of faith play as we move forward? This global pandemic has shown us how important good leadership…
07 Patricia Mercer - Yearning for a Just Peace for Palestine-Israel
May 19 • 47 min
Working for a Just Peace for Palestine and Israel has become a passion for Patricia Mercer. In Episode 7 of Making Hope Visible, host Laura Hunter talks with Pat about the roots of her passion. Commitment, compassion, tears, and love come through in…
06 LIFT: Children and Seniors Lifting Spirits
May 6 • 43 min
In this episode, host, Laura Hunter visits a lunch and activity program in Chipman, New Brunswick, called “LIFT”. Talking with Faith Kennedy and Rev. Betty Jean Friedman, she hears how children, teens, and seniors are building relationships and lifting…
05 Jim Antal – Earth Day: Faith, Climate, and COVID-19 Connections
Apr 21 • 53 min
In this Earth Day episode, host Laura Hunter, has a lively conversation about the connection between churches, climate change, and COVID-19 with Rev. Dr. Jim Antal, denominational leader, long time activist, public theologian, and author of Climate…
04 Kathryn Anderson - A Persistent Heart for Social Justice
Apr 7 • 49 min
In this, our 4th episode, host Laura Hunter shares a conversation with Kathryn Anderson, a wise leader, an educator, author, a change-maker, and dedicated practitioner of justice and faith. A retired Diaconal Minister in the United Church of Canada,…
03 COVID-19 Check-in
Mar 23 • 58 min
In this special episode recorded during the first week of COVID-19 responses in eastern Canada, host, Laura Hunter talks to people in a variety of ministry sites to hear the steps being taken and how people are responding. She speaks with Peter and…
02 Marion Pardy - Quiet Passion for Social Justice
Mar 3 • 44 min
In this episode of Making Hope Visible host, Laura Hunter, finds many connections with Very Rev. Dr. Marion Pardy, former Moderator of the United Church of Canada. They explore the roots of Marion’s passion for social justice, her journey in ministry,…
Making Hope Visible- Introduction
Mar 3 • 16 min
A bi-weekly podcast where we talk to people who inspire action for justice, love, and peace in their neighbourhoods and around the world. It’s a space for making sense, and making meaning of what we do in and through and around communities of…