Walk Talk Listen Podcast

Walk Talk Listen Podcast

Walk Talk Listen, an attempt to connect people and make this world a bit better by sharing opinions and experiences based on the belief that everyone’s perspective is true albeit partial. It is also an effort to create awareness and to inspire a growing group of listeners to be engaged with the Global Goals (SDGs) and their attainment. A spin-off of the 100 mile walk. #gotheextra100mile

Episodes

February 21, 2024 61 mins
In this captivating episode of Walk Talk Listen, we explore the harmonious intersection of music and philanthropy with the incredibly talented bass player Endea Owens. Known for her vibrant contributions to the jazz world as a bassist, composer, and philanthropist, Endea shares her journey from Detroit to the global stage, her passion for ending hunger, and her love for music that resonates with the soul.   About Endea Owens:  
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In a truly heartwarming twist to our regular programming, this week's episode of "Walk Talk Listen" is an extraordinary gift - a birthday present from the host's three sons. Breaking from tradition, this episode comes out earlier than usual, a special release to celebrate an equally special occasion. With thoughtful reflections and personal insights, Milan, Noah and Matisse delve into the essence of what makes their dad a unique fi...
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In this special episode of Walk Talk Listen, Maurice A. Bloem sits down with Dionne Gravesande, Chair of the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities (JLI). Dionne shares her profound insights into the significance of value-based approaches and conceptualizes love as a proactive force in nurturing global partnerships and supporting local communities. Through her leadership at JLI and her work with Christian Aid, D...
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Emily Echevarria serves as the Director of Climate Action at the Parliament of the World’s Religions.   She is a Florida native and an alumna of the University of North Florida. She has recently earned her Master’s degree in Environmental Diplomacy at DePaul University and has completed field work in Arusha, Tanzania and Mossel Bay, South Africa. With a passion for conservation, Emily is dedicated to helping the planet recover from...
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Episode (140) of the podcast Walk Talk Listen will delve into the forthcoming book "Gratitude, Injury and Repair in a Pandemic Age: an Interreligious dialogue" featuring insights from Michael Trice. Michael holds the positions of Founding Director at the Center for Ecumenical and Interreligious Engagement and Spehar-Halligan Professor at Seattle University.   Trice was appointed Director and Professor at the STM Center for Religiou...
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Ira Feldman is a distinguished sustainability leader with over 25 years of experience. He is currently the Founder and Chairman of Adaptation Leader (adaptationleader.org), an organization focused on climate adaptation strategies and solutions, serving in this role since 2019. Feldman is also the President and Senior Counsel at Greentrack Strategies, a consultancy he has led since 1996, specializing in environmental regulatory inno...
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Olivia Wilkinson is the Director of Research for the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities (JLI), so she directs JLI’s research work, collaborating with partners from UN agencies and governments to faith-based organizations and NGOs, and in collaboration with universities.   Olivia is a sociologist, working at the intersection of sociology of religion and humanitarian/development studies. She published her book, ...
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Sadia Kidwai is the Fair & Equitable Coordinator for the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities (JLI), working to support local faith actors to challenge unequal power dynamics around research and evidence in the religions and development space. For over ten years, Sadia has worked at the intersections of faith, development, research, and activism. At MADE in Europe, a youth-led campaigning charity, Sadia tr...
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Katherine Marshall has worked for some four decades on international development, with a focus on issues facing the world’s poorest countries. A senior fellow at Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs and Visiting Professor in the School of Foreign Service, she is Executive Director of the World Faiths Development Dialogue.   Her long career with the World Bank (1971-2006) involved a wide range...
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Maria Modigh, a seasoned social and ESG entrepreneur, lawyer, and leader, is a key figure at the non-profit 29k Foundation. With 17 years in the CSO, corporate, and international development sectors, her expertise is invaluable. As a former co-CEO and current board member of 29k, Maria has played a pivotal role in the organization's growth and impact.   Her approach combines entrepreneurial zeal, systems thinking, and creativity, f...
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Episode 137 features Freddy Mutanguha, an inspiring individual with a profound personal history and a deep commitment to promoting peace and preventing genocide. Born in Burundi in 1976 and later moving to Rwanda, Freddy's life was significantly impacted by the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. He survived this tragic event, but lost most of his family, a turning point that fueled his dedication to human rights and peace education. ...
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Welcome to another special series of the podcast Walk Talk Listen, where we're on a journey to explore the influential work of the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities (JLI). In this new special series we will attempt in every episode to focus on a unique voice - individuals from varied backgrounds like non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, and JLI itself. Our aim? To delve deep into personal na...
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In this episode of Walk Talk Listen, the spotlight is on Crystal Vasquez, a dynamic community leader and certified chef from Fresno, CA. Crystal's journey is a testament to her dedication to community development, with a particular focus on food, nutrition, and wellness. Her work extends beyond the kitchen, addressing critical issues such as sustainability, inequity, food security, and homelessness in her hometown and beyond.   For...
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Kelly Moltzen is a Co-founder and co-convener of the Interfaith Public Health Network, which helps organizations and faith communities to create impactful relationships to advance public health. She is a Registered Dietitian, has her Master’s of Public Health, and is a member of the USA Secular Franciscan Order. Kelly was a 2022 Rockefeller-Acumen Food Systems Fellow. Her 2021 Rockefeller Food System Vision Prize proposal, Faith Co...
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Antonia Eriksson (Antonia the poet) is a spoken word poet based in Stockholm, well known for her passionate performances. Her poetry is raw and vulnerable, inviting listeners into her heart and soul and bringing them along as a companion on her journey towards self-development and healing. She uses poetry as her medium to connect with people through vulnerable storytelling, aspiring to plant seeds of hope in her listeners hearts. S...
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Rev. Karin van den Broeke (1963) is Chief Program Officer of Kerk in Actie, the branch for mission and diaconia of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands. She is member of the Executive Committee of the World Council of Churches. She is board chair of the Bible Society for the Netherlands and Flanders. From 2013-2018 she served as the moderator of the General Synod of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands. She has led several ...
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Haley Crim is an interdisciplinary researcher focused on just climate solutions. As the Climate Engagement and Capacity-building Coordinator at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Program Office and the U.S. Global Change Research Program, she works to educate, train, and inspire the public towards just and efficient climate action. She has worked with local and national governments, international organiza...
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Christine Alfons is a seasoned advocate for social change and gender equality, with a passion for child-led development and transformative initiatives. With an impressive track record spanning over 8 years, Christine's commitment to fostering positive change is remarkable.   As the Founder and Director of the Safe Engage Foundation since 2018, Christine has demonstrated visionary leadership by creating a unified mission that resona...
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The idea of roundtable discussions with youth, came to be because civil society is changing, and many NGOs aren’t adapting fast enough, they struggle to relate and fully engage with youth. This has clear long term sustainability issues of organizations, and we need to learn how to better adapt to this new generation of potential supporters and partners. We need to learn about why youth want to engage with civil society, how youth w...
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Dr. Liza J. Rankow is an interfaith minister, educator, activist, and writer. Her work centers the healing that is essential to personal and social transformation. Liza is the founder and former executive director of OneLife Institute, a pioneering organization that served for 17 years to support the well-being of frontline activists, caregivers, and others working to lift up the community. Liza has been a spiritual counselor and t...
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