Prophetic Resistance Podcast

Welcome to the Prophetic Resistance podcast hosted by Rev. Michael-Ray Mathews. Grounded in our diverse faith traditions, we are exploring what it means to embody love in the face of fear, to show up like hope in seasons of despair, to stand ready to be light in the darkness and water in a parched land. In each episode, we are learning from the stories, traditions, and wisdom of our beloved community of freedom-fighters, justice-seekers, and faith leaders. And together, we are investigating how – in this moment – leaders of faith and moral courage can cultivate prophetic resistance rooted in revolutionary love.
October 20, 2021

Episode 58: Rev. Jen Bailey

Today’s guest is Rev. Jen Bailey, an ordained minister, public theologian, and national leader in the multi-faith movement for justice. She is also the founder and executive director of the Faith Matters Network,  a Womanist-led organization equipping community organizers, faith leaders, and activists with resources for connection, spiritual sustainability, and accompaniment. This episode explored the life cycl …

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September 16, 2021

Episode 57: Valarie Kaur

As we mark 20 years since 9/11, we are releasing an episode that we first recorded with Valarie Kaur in 2020, after the launch of her book, See No Stranger. The book is both a practical guide to changing the world and a very personal and communal chro …

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August 20, 2021

Episode 56: Dr Leah Gunning Francis

This August – and every August – Michael Brown, Jr. and Ferguson, Missouri are heavy on my mind. August 9th was the anniversary of Mike’s death to police-sanctioned violence. My flesh recalls the uprising that followed and the demands …

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July 15, 2021

Episode 54: Robert P. Jones

Our guest is Robert P. Jones, the CEO and Founder of Public Religion Research Institute, and the author of White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity,” as well as,  “The End of White Christian America. Robby’s resea …

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July 1, 2021

Episode 53: Breathe Again

Breathe Again is a mid-season reflection by Prophetic Resistance host Rev. Michael-Ray Mathews. As the weight of the pandemic causes our collective pendulum to swing from chaos to calm and we search for sure footing in a world colored by so many “new normals,” this s …

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June 18, 2021

Special Episode: Juneteenth

Happy Juneteenth! In honor of this special weekend, we are sharing a reflection that Rev. Michael-Ray Mathews presented last year.  In this presentation, he reflects on the power of Akan teaching of SankofaLearn more

June 17, 2021

Episode 52: Rev. Nancy Frausto and Dr. Miguel De La Torre

Joining us on this episode are Reverend Nancy Frausto and Dr. Miguel de la Torre. Nancy is an Associate Rector at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Long Beach, CA.  She is a founding member of the Sanctuary Task Force for t …

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June 4, 2021

Episode 51: Umar Hakim and Dominique DuBois Gilliard.

Joining us on this episode are Umar Hakim and Dominique DuBois Gilliard.

Umar is a native of Compton, CA, and serves as Executive Director of ILM (Intellect Love Mercy) Foundation. He is the chair of the board of LA Voice, a …

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May 19, 2021

Episode 50: Stephanie Strong

The Prophetic Resistance Podcast has reached an important milestone – our 50th episode! 

And it is fitting that our guest for this 50th episode is Stephanie Strong.  Stephanie is the Lead Organizer for Learn more

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