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 Miriam Terlinchamp, Fr. Tom Smith, Hajj Reza Nekumanesh, Teresa Pasquale Mateus, Pastor Matt Prinz  – wrestled with questions about providing Sanctuary for targeted communities, including immigrants, living into a vision for multi-faith leadership and what it means to be Prophets of the Resistance. Show Notes:

Rabbi Miriam Terlinchamp of Cincinnati, OHRabbi Miriam Terlinchamp is the spiritual leader of Temple Sholom and she serves as the president of of the board of The Amos Project, a PICO federation. Learn more at

Fr. Tom Smith of Las Cruces, NMFather Tom Smith, OFM Conv. is the director of the Holy Cross Retreat Center near Las Cruces, New Mexico.  Since May, the Center has been offering sanctuary to Jorge Taborda. Learn more about Jorge’s story at

Hajj Reza Nekumanesh of Fresno, CAHajj Reza Nekumanesh is the Executive Director of the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno. He serves on the Board of Directors for Faith in the Valley, a PICO federation and he is the chair of the Fresno Clergy Caucus. Read the Fresno Bee coverage of his Sancuary work:

Teresa Pasquale Mateus of Chicago, ILTeresa Pasquale Mateus is the Executive Director of the Mystic Soul Project which aims to create spaces that center the voices, teaching, practices, and wisdom of People of Color at the intersections of mysticism and activism. Learn more about The Mystic Soul Project,

Pastor Matt Prinz of Oakland, CAPastor Matt Prinz  pastors and preaches at Ygnacio Valley Presbyterian Church in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a member of the Bay Area Clergy Cohort and serves on the Board of Directors of Oakland Community Organizations, a PICO federation. Learn more about Ygnacio Valley Presbyterian Church:

Rev. Sharon Avril of Fresno, CARev. Sharon Avril  is the pastor of Carter Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church in Fresno, California and a clergy leader in the Fresno Chapter of Faith in the Valley. Read the Fresno Bee coverage of Rev. Avril’s Sancuary work:




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