Charles, Matt, and Gregg are joined by Dave Fleischer to learn about how deep conversation and sharing stories can break down prejudice, persuade people with different opinions, and change minds. David Fleischer is Project Director for the Leadership LAB at the Los Angeles LGBT Center and has worked in electoral politics for 30 years.
The Leadership LAB's website is here:
Charles, Matt, and Gregg are joined by George Youngblood to learn about alternative peer groups, their role in adolescent substance abuse recovery, and the components of an effective program. George Youngblood is the CEO of Teen and Family Services, a peer-based substance abuse recovery program in Houston and Austin. Their website is here:
Charles, Matt, and Gregg are joined by Justin Coleman to look at the importance of the written word in our current environment, and the vacuity of the idea of colorblindness. Rev. Justin Coleman is Senior Ministry Officer at the United Methodist Publishing House in Nashville, Tennessee, where he helps publish a wide variety of materials including the website "Ministry Matters:
Charles and Gregg are joined again by James Alison for a discussion about reclaiming the concepts of truth and reconciliation in our world's divisive moment. James Alison is a world-renowned theologian and writer who has lived and worked in the UK, Mexico, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile and the United States. He joins the pod from Madrid, Spain. His latest book is Jesus the Forgiving Victim: Listening for the Unheard Voice, found here:
James Alison's website is here: