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.
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

April 21, 2021

Episode 49: Rev. Adam Taylor

Rev. Adam Taylor is the newly appointed president of Sojourners and author of Mobilizing Hope: Faith-Inspired Activism for a Post-Civil Rights Generation. His forthcoming book, A More Perfect Union: A New Vision for Building the Beloved Communit …

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April 8, 2021

Episode 48: Rabbi Mordechai Liebling

Today’s guest is Rabbi Mordechai Liebling. Mordechai is a lifelong co-laborer in the multi-faith movement for justice. He founded and directed the social justice organizing program at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College just outside Philadel …

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March 31, 2021

Bonus Episode: Denise Collazo

Revolutionary Faith is hosted by Faith in Action Executive Director, Rev. Alvin Herring. In this episode, Alvin meets with Denise Collazo. Denise is the author of Thriving in the Fight: A Survival Manual for Latinas on the Front Lines of Change. She is also Faith i …

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March 24, 2021

Episode 47: Lisa Sharon Harper

Welcome to Season 5. We are honored that our first guest of this season is Lisa Sharon Harper. From Ferguson to New York, from Brazil to Germany, Lisa has led trainings and mobilized clergy and community leaders around shared values for the common good, with a focus on ra …

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March 12, 2021

Bonus Episode: Kamau Allen

Revolutionary Faith, is hosted by Faith in Action Executive Director, Rev. Alvin Herring. In this episode, Alvin meets with Kamau Allen, a community organizer with Faith in Action Federation Together Colorado. Kamau has led the charge on several initiatives that …

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