68 CULTURE

68 CULTURE

Global stories from people sharing their groundbreaking adventures in justice, kindness, and humility. Join us on a journey of transformation in making our world a more just, more kind, more humble place… starting with ourselves.

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August 2, 2021 65 min

Helen Sworn is the Founder and Executive Director of Chab Dai, a Cambodian non-government organization that seeks to end all forms of abuse and modern slavery globally by building a movement to empower communities, to strengthen systems, and to restore justice and well-being with survivors.

If you’ve ever felt impassioned about something but have lacked the follow through to turn that empathy into action, Helen shares equipping too...

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Today’s guest is a global humanitarian, author, speaker, pastor, and visionary. Wearing many hats, he spends much of his time circling the globe speaking about the intersection of faith, justice, and leadership.

He is the current President/CEO of Bread for the World and Bread Institute, a prominent non-partisan Christian advocacy organization urging both national and global decision makers to help end hunger – both in the United St...

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A question to consider as we listen to this episode: How would our lives be lived differently if today’s decisions were predicated retrospectively… from our death beds?

Duane Guthrie is a husband, father, pastor, and world sojourner.

In today’s episode, Duane takes us on a journey from being a business owner in Canada to a new life serving alongside the marginalized in Bolivia. From there, he takes us to the country of the Philippi...

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Terry Posthumus is a Canadian Singer/Songwriter/Author/Speaker.  Terry is known for lyrics that are introspective, inspirational and  insightful. His appealing voice and his command of his instrument has captivated audiences near and far - with performances that have been described as “rootsy”, engaging and delightful. His passion for life, love, family, faith and justice is woven into the very fabric of his songs and stories.

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We live in a culture of unprecedented anxiety.  1 in 5 Canadians have reported ongoing high to extreme levels of anxiety.  Where is the peace? Regardless of nationality, worldview, or socioeconomic status, we all share a common bond - a search for peace and to be anchored.  Whether your worldview is Atheist, Agnostic, Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, or a host of other faiths and worldviews, there is something we can all agree upon.  N...

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Cara Contreras is the Founder & Director of Sutisana - all the way from El Alto, Bolivia. 

Ever wonder exactly what is being done to not only combat human trafficking but provide sustainable alternatives for women entrapped in trafficking and prostitution in the most impoverished regions in the world? Today we find out! You don't want to miss the transformative stories and work that Cara Contreras shares on today's epis...

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February 1, 2021 55 min
A former RCMP officer, Zak Koftinoff is a Canadian expat now residing in Cambodia. He was driven to a career with the RCMP after witnessing a bank robbery at the age of 10.  His career as police officer left him scarred and subsequently embattled with PTSD and various addictions.  Through a series of events, he came to faith at Tenth Church - an inner city community in Vancouver BC, Canada.  After leaving the force and through many...
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Raju Bhagwat is an equipper in Peace Building & Reconciliation.  Raised in India and a long time resident of Cambodia, his work experience covers Leadership Training, Community Development, Peace Building, and Reconciliation.  He conducted interfaith peace conferences in various cities in India, and peace camps for youth. He has also trained peace builders in Nepal, Sri Lanka and the Philippines. As Director of Advocacy with Wo...
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Rob McKinley founded the 68 Culture Podcast in 2020. Rob is just a regular guy, hailing from Canada who has experienced a diversity of cultures in a myriad of nations. Holding a Masters degree from Carey Theological College, he has spent many years working for International NGO's and is well traveled to many places in Asia, Central America, South America, Africa, Europe, and North America… Mostly Global South countries that con...
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Jared Brock is the co-founder of Hope for the Sold, an abolitionist charity that fights human trafficking. He is an author and film documentarian. 

His films include: Red Light Green Light, Over 18, and Redeeming Uncle Tom.  His books include: The Road to Dawn, The Year of Living Prayerfully, and Bearded Gospel Men. His writing has appeared in TIME MagazineEsquireChristianity TodayRelevant MagazineHuffington PostSmithsoni...

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December 14, 2020 54 min

Jobin Sam is a self-described sojourner who has found a treasure worth selling everything for.  He and his family reside in rural, northern Uganda.

He has spent time in India, Malawi, Ethiopia, and Kenya but providentially found home - and deep purpose living in the margins with the poor and sick in rural Uganda.  Jobin has a background working in the NGO world but has elected to trod the path of incarnational living .  One of '...

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Anu Canjanathoppil is the Executive Director for International Justice Mission Canada (IJM).

IJM works in the areas of: forced labour slavery, sex trafficking, sexual violence against children, citizenship rights abuse, police abuse of power, land theft and more.  They rescue victims, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors, and strengthen justice systems.

Anu has 9 years of leadership experience with International Justice Mi...

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Jamie McIntosh is a Canadian human rights advocate.  He established the first international partner organization of International Justice Mission, bringing IJM to Canada in 2001.  He worked on the Advisory Council of World Vision China and later as World Vision Canada's VP of Programs & Policy and Vision Partners.  He served as Board Chair for VisionFund of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, CEO for Mercy Ships Canada, a...

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Kevin Knight is  the co-founder of Manna4Life Cambodia.  Kevin's is a story from the  darkness of addiction to the light of purpose.  From Canada to  Cambodia... from emptiness to fulfillment.

Kevin and his wife Leakhena run Manna4Life, a Cambodian  Non-Government Organization.  Manna4Life  truly understands and shares  the  hopes and fears, joys and disappointments of the people that they  have  set out to assist.  By entering...

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Kevin Knight is the co-founder of Manna4Life Cambodia.  Kevin's is a story from the darkness of addiction to the light of purpose.  From Canada to Cambodia... from emptiness to fulfillment.  

Kevin and his wife Leakhena run Manna4Life, a Cambodian Non-Government Organization.  Manna4Life  truly understands and shares the  hopes and fears, joys and disappointments of the people that they have  set out to assist.  By entering the...

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Mark Buchanan is a best selling Author, Speaker, Professor, and  Pastor.  He's authored 9 books, published numerous articles, and is a  contributing editor for periodicals such as Christianity Today and Faith  Today.

In Part 2, Mark shares about his books, writing & speaking disciplines, and effective engagement practices in a culture divided...   

This and much more in Part 2, with Mark Buchanan on the 68 Culture Podcast. ...

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Mark Buchanan is a best selling Author, Speaker, Professor, and Pastor.  He's authored 9 books, published numerous articles, and is a contributing editor for periodicals such as Christianity Today and Faith Today. 

Join us for Part 1 as Mark shares... personally.  His upbringing, how he came to faith, his focused efforts towards First Nations reconciliation, and much more.  

We then journey with Mark to the countries of Uganda,...

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Ali Matthews is a Canadian, multi-award winning recording artist.  She has been a  performing songwriter since her teens and has built a strong  following across Canada and beyond. She has released 9 critically acclaimed CD’s since 2000.

Ali has yielded an impressive  collection of international awards. She holds the GMA (Gospel Music Association Canada) record as the artist with the most awards - 23 GMA Covenant awards and 49 nomi...

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Brian McConaghy is the founding Director of Ratanak International.  A former forensic  scientist with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, his is a compelling  story of triumph against all odds.

From his early life in violence ravaged Northern Ireland, to being  instrumental in solving Canada's most notorious serial killer case of  Robert 'Willy' Pickton, Brian is as tenacious as he is compassionate -  overcoming numerous...

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Brian McConaghy is the founding Director of Ratanak International.  A former forensic scientist with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, his is a compelling story of triumph against all odds.  

From his early life in violence ravaged Northern Ireland, to being instrumental in solving Canada's most notorious serial killer case of Robert 'Willy' Pickton, Brian is as tenacious as he is compassionate - overcoming numerous ob...

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