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Poverty and protest: let’s fight poverty not the poor. That’s a message Jeff, Allen, and Bonnie find so central to their faith, two of them joined MLK and Rev. Barber’s Poor People’s Campaign, risking arrest to speak it. In this episode, hear about the intersections between that story, the way communities of faith misconstrue the poor, whether or not some things are “earned” (including unearned income and healthcare), Capitalism and church, protest, the military industrial complex, ecological devastation, racism, prosperity gospel, the prophetic tradition, discipleship and more, followed by a hilarious round of three preachers “Jesus Juking.”
Poverty and Protest Conversation (01:37)
Jesus Juke Segment (55:10)
From Our Conversation on Poverty and Protest
- Intersections Roundtable – A Community of EXvangelicals and UNfundies – 113 (Irenicast episode with Bonnie)
- What are the presidential candidates saying about poverty and opportunity? (Article)
- Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival
- Nextdoor (social network for your neighborhood)
- Social class in the United States (Wiki)
- Who are the working poor in America? (Article)
- Prosperity Theology (Wiki)
- Income Inequality Statistics (Article)
- Forty-two people hold the same wealth as half the world, Oxfam says (Article)
- Facebook stock drops roughly 20%, loses $120 billion in value after warning that revenue growth will take a hit (Article)
- William Barber II (Religious and Political Leader)
- Repairers of the Breach (Non-profit Organization)
- Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove (Writer)
- Trump Wants a Space Force, But Pentagon Has Different Idea (Article)
- Stephon Clark shooting: How police opened fire on an unarmed black man holding a cellphone (Article)
- The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II (Book - Amazon Affiliate Link)
- Jubilee (biblical concept)
From Our Jesus Juke Segment
- Woman says why she believes Monster Energy drinks are from Satan (YouTube Video)
- Parkside Community Church (Bonnie’s Church)
- Irenicast Facebook Post displaying Parkside Community Church nativity scene
Bonnie wanted to add that there were people in her former context who did organize and worked hard to establish a homeless sheltering program in the Placerville area. Under the leadership of a wonderful pastor, the SDA Church in Camino offered their fellowship hall as a sheltering space. They continue to be faith-based social justice leaders in that community.
Thank you to Bonnie Rambob for joining our conversation this week. Bonnie is the co-pastor at Parkside Community Church. Bonnie has also served the Congregational Church of San Mateo as Transitional Minister for Intergenerational Education. As a graduate of Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, she offers expertise in multi-faith leadership, the spirituality of children, process theology and church organizational structure. Drawing from her fundamentalist Christian background, she co-leads several outreach ministries to those spiritual travelers who are migrating out of fundamentalist Christianity.
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Jeff Manildi | co-host and producer | email@example.com
Jeff is the Director of Discipleship at a United Methodist church on the central coast of California and co-founder of Irenicast. In addition to getting his B.A. in Theology, he also received his ordination through the prestigious online organization of The Universal Life Church whose alumni include the likes of Conan O’Brien and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Jeff loves all things that tell a story: people, movies, tv, music, comics, etc.
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Allen is the pastor of a UCC church in Northern California and co-founder of Irenicast. He believes in the importance of education, peace, and ecology, throws things to his border collie Sonata, and writes for multiple platforms.
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