Impact!

Impact!

Impact! is a podcast that creates change WITH our listeners, using the power of prayer and intention to bring about positive change in our world. Each week, we explore one aspect of what it means to pray, offer healing, or send intention out into the world, and by so doing, to actually have an impact. We welcome anyone who wants to play their part in creating peace, harmony and healing in the world.

Episodes

May 23, 2024 27 mins

Welcome to the latest episode of Impact!, in which we take a deep dive into the profound significance, challenges and opportunities facing Africa as we mark Africa Day, celebrated this year on May 25. Join us as we explore the transformative role Africa is playing in global geopolitics, its unique opportunities, such as being resource-rich and home to a young, tech-savvy and opportunistic population, and its progress and vital role...

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In this edition of Impact!, Ellen and Clive delve into the complex and often overlooked issue of Lebanon's refugee crisis. 

They discuss potential focal points for healing through our intentions and prayers, including compassionate treatment of refugees, a swift international response, smart diplomacy, and peaceful resolutions to conflicts involving Hezbollah and Israel. The hosts also explore the implications of a recent pledge by...

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In the second part of her conversation with Clive, Earth healer and retreat founder Sabine Engelhardt describes how going off grid involves getting away from romantic ideas about nature. While there's great value just being with nature, we need to get our hands dirty for our intuition to be fully reawakened. Sabine shares her fear that humanity is ill-prepared humanity for changes that are approaching, and calls for a return to sim...

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In this insightful episode, we explore the recent wave of campus protests across the United States, ignited by the ongoing conflict in Gaza. We delve into student responses to the crisis, specifically looking at campuses of prestigious universities like Columbia University and Yale. We offer a neutral examination of both pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian sentiment rise on US campuses, discussing anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and Jewish...

In the first of an absorbing two-part conversation, Clive chats to Sabine Engelhardt, whose remarkable calling prompted her to leave her career in architecture to discover a sacred cave on the Croatian island of Brač, and to found a unique retreat center that honours our connection with the Earth and our innate but often forgotten ability to sense and work with Her energies. An inspiring leader of what it means to truly tune into t...

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May 2, 2024 20 mins

In this special episode, as we approach the end of World Immunisation Week, we take a special look at how the world is performing in terms of vaccinating its people. This month also marks the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI), which was created by the World Health Assembly with the aim of vaccinating all children against diphtheria, measles, pertussis, polio, tetanus, tuberculosis,...

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This week Ellen talks to Zen teacher Brother Dave Kenneally, aka the Marine Monk, whose practice and study as an ordinand in the tradition of the late Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s Order of Interbeing spans more than twenty years. Brother Dave and Ellen talk about how to respond to hearing bad news in a mindful way, the exhaustion of near constant exposure to news that many of us experience in the modern world, and the importance of...

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Join hosts Ellen Benz and Clive Johnson  as they delve into the roots of the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict, exploring the history, on-going tensions, and geopolitical intricacies of the long-standing conflict between the two former Soviet states. 

The countries’ principal dispute concerns the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, a mountainous and heavily forested area in the Karabakh region of the southern Caucasus mountain range....

April 20, 2024 33 mins

In this episode, we are thrilled to welcome the gifted teacher, pilgrimage leader, psychotherapist, spiritual counsellor, and musician Judith Tripp, who talks to Ellen about her deep work with women to embrace the Divine Feminine, and in leading ministries focused on healing our Mother Earth. Judith talks about a calling that she has shared with other wise souls to imbue the Earth with physical vessels for healing, following a Tibe...

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Join hosts Ellen and Clive as they navigate the convoluted history and current tensions between Iran and Israel in this special episode. We dive into the geopolitical, ideological, and historical factors that have shaped the Iranian-Israeli relationships, providing a comprehensive primer into the roots of the rivalry, analyzing the key periods that have affected this bond, and explaining the significant influences exercised by othe...

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In this special episode, as Global Healing Response moves its attention from water to Earth and as Earth Day approaches, we take a look at our vital dependency on and responsibility for caring for the element called earth – the hard, solid constituent of our planet that includes rocks, the soil, sands, and the great, shifting tectonic plates that move imperceptibly below our feet. 

Earth includes all the minerals we use to build ou...

In this special deep dive, we take a look at the rise in xenophobia against Tajik nationals living in Russia following the attack on the Crocus City Hall in Moscow last month. We explore the reasons why Tajiks have been linked with the jihadist group ISIS-K, and the prevalence of discrimination against ethnic groups in Russia both before and after the concert hall attack. We learn how the lives of millions of migrants living and wo...

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Join us for a look at news stories from around the world this week, some of which may not be making the headlines where you are, as we consider where and how we might focus our intentions and prayers. 

Shared intention   

As the full horror of the alleged Islamic State terrorist attack in Moscow last Friday becomes known, we think especially of those grieving and struggling to come to terms with this horrific act: 

We will that all...

Join us for a look at news stories from around the world this week, some of which may not be making the headlines where you are, as we consider where and how we might focus our intentions and prayers. 

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As UNICEF warns that approaching 4 million children are thought to suffer malnourishment in Sudan, and millions of displaced people in the country face starvation, we suggest focusing our attention on this despera...

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Continuing our conversation with David Ash, visionary physicist and prolific author, to probe into how the concept of superenergy may help explain supernatural phenomena. David takes us deeper into understanding the physics that underpins his thinking, as we open up to considering the potential for so-called “miracles” to occur in a dimension where travel at faster than the speed of light is possible. In this episode, David offers ...

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As this year’s World Labyrinth Day approaches, Ellen catches up with Carmel Stabley, Vice President of Community and Regional Representative Co-ordinator for The Labyrinth Society. Carmel gives a fascinating outline of the history and purpose of this annual event and focus for global intention holding, including a 24-hour marathon that took place at the time the COVID lockdown kept most of us holed up at home, and sha...

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Join us for a look at news stories from around the world this week, some of which may not be making the headlines where you are, as we consider where and how we might focus our intentions and prayers. 

Shared intention   

In a week in which we especially remember the role played by courageous women in affecting change, we suggest keeping those brave souls campaigning for compassionate treatment in Iran as our main intention this we...

Today, as violence continues in the small Caribbean nation of Haiti and its Prime Minister Ariel Henry announces that he will step down from office, we take a deep dive to understand the history, circumstances and politics that have brought about the rise of criminal gangs in the country and led to deep opposition to Henry's government. As we broaden our understanding, we suggest specific topics that we might home in on in our inte...

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We’re thrilled to welcome back David Ash, visionary physicist and prolific author, to probe into how the concept of superenergy may help explain supernatural phenomena. David takes us deeper into understanding the physics that underpins his thinking, as we open up to considering the potential for so-called “miracles” to occur in a dimension where travel at faster than the speed of light is possible.  

You can hear the second part o...

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Join us for a look at news stories from around the world this week, some of which may not be making the headlines where you are, as we consider where and how we might focus our intentions and prayers.  

Shared intention   

The appalling crisis in Gaza where babies are dying of malnutrition has really pulled at our heart strings this week. We suggest holding as our weekly focus the intention: 

We will that all who have influence in ...

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