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 10, 2018

Episode 24: Season 2 – Rev. Jose Humphreys

Faithful listeners of this podcast will recognize the voice of Rev. Jose Humphreys. He is a faith organizer, pastor of Metro Hope Covenant Church in East Harlem and an early contributor to and architect of the Prophetic Resistance Project. We talked with him about his n …

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July 25, 2018

Episode 23: Season 2 – Hajj Reza Nekumanesh

Hajj Reza Nekumanesh is the Executive Director of the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno and an active faith leader with Faith in Action. We sat down to talk about multifaith leadership and what it means when we say “no one stands alone.”  We also talked about hi …

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May 9, 2018

Episode 22: Season 2 – Scott Reed

Scott Reed is a master craftsman in the field of community organizing and the executive director of PICO National Network.  At the time of this recording, he was preparing to retire from a career spanning more than 40 years. In April, the podcast traveled to San Diego, CA …

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April 11, 2018

Episode 21: Season 2 – The Sanctuaries

Megan Black, PICO Network’s national clergy organizer guest hosts this special episode. Megan traveled to Washington, DC to meet with Rev. Erik Martínez Resly and Ahmane’ Glover, co-directors of the Sanctuaries, an arts community  whose mission is to ignite the …

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March 29, 2018

Episode 20: Season 2 – Pastor Michael McBride

Today’s guest is  Pastor Michael McBride, founding pastor of The Way Christian Center in Berkley; and director of the Live Free Project of the PICO National Network. In this episode we talk about Ferguson, therapy for faith leaders, the justice roots of Pentecos …

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March 15, 2018

Episode 19: Season 2 – Prophetic Resistance Summit Panel

This episode is the final installment of a three-part series of live recordings from the Prophetic Resistance Summit.  The Summit was held in Indianapolis in late October 2017. Our diverse panel of guests – including Rev. Sharon Avril, Rabbi Miria …

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February 24, 2018

Episode 18: Season 2 – Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III

BLACK PANTHER MOVIE SPOILER ALERT: Last weekend we traveled to Chicago to witness the debut of the movie Black Panther with Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ.  After the movie, we sat down with him to discuss the “Real Wakanda”, …

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February 15, 2018

Episode 17: Season 2 – Rev. Traci Blackmon

Season 2: This episode is the second in a three-part series of recordings from the Prophetic Resistance Summit, held in Indianapolis, Indiana in October 2017. Rev. Traci Blackmon delivered a closing address that  powerfully re-imagined the story of Moses and the Burn …

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January 31, 2018

Episode 16: Season 2 – Rabbi Sharon Brous

Welcome to Season 2 of the Prophetic Resistance Podcast. This episode is the first in a three-part series of recordings from the Prophetic Resistance Summit, held in Indianapolis, Indiana in October 2017. This powerful three-day gathering, was opened with a keynote addre …

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August 23, 2017

Episode 15: Onleilove Alston

Onleilove Alston is the executive director of Faith in New York and the founder of Prophetic Whirlwind: The Black Biblical Destiny. We traveled to New York City to talk with her about a prophetic response to Charlotte, honoring sabbath and a vision to move people of faith and moral …

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