Community Empowered Approaches: Spotlight on the North Flint Action Council
Host Rev. Dr. F. Willis Johnson is in a rich conversation with Patrick McNeal, executive director of the North Flint Action Council, focused on the unique community-empowered approach employed by McNeal's organization in Flint, Michigan.
Inequitable Ability: Electoral and civic challenges faced by those with disabilities
In this episode, we reflect on inequity and varied levels of accessibility for persons of diverse abilities to engage respectfully in the electoral and civic process with disability advocate and Bridge Alliance intern Caleb Railsback.
Generous Listening: A New Way to Talk and Understand
What is the value of dialogue in a polarized world? In episode four of Collage, Dr. F. Willis Johnson and guest Dr. Kenann F. McKenzie, Director Generous Listening and Dialogue Center (GLADC), reflect on that question as well as curating of space and innovative practices where dialogue becomes a way of redress to the inequitable dimensions that tarnish the work of bridging and deliberative discourse.
Collage: "Defining and Realizing the Role of Faith in the Public Square"
In this episode of Collage, Rev. Dr. Johnson speaks with Justin Giboney about the intersection of faith and politics. Justin Giboney is an attorney, political strategist and ordained minister in Atlanta, GA. He is also the Co-Founder and President of the AND Campaign, which is a coalition of urban Christians who are determined to address the sociopolitical arena with the compassion and conviction of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Mr. Giboney has managed successful campaigns for elected officials in the state and referendums relating to the city’s transportation and water infrastructure.In 2012 and 2016, Georgia’s 5th congressional district elected him as a delegate for the Democratic National Convention. A former Vanderbilt University football player and law student, Justin served on the Urban League of Greater Atlanta Board of Directors. He’s the co-author of Compassion (&) Conviction - The AND Campaign's Guide to Faithful Civic Engagement and has written op-eds for publications such as Christianity Today and The Hill.