Season 1 finale – a live conversation about What would it take?

To celebrate season one of the What would it take? podcast. Host Ben, and AW staffers Dani and Juan talk about the work, the topics, and hopes for the season two.

 

What Would It Take for Everyone to Have a home?

There is a mythical stigma associated with homelessness that says people who are homeless are lazy. They’re often treated as “others”, and characterized as a “problem” to be solved or hidden. Lets take stock of our assumptions about homelessness and consider how we can truly love our neighbors.

This is Episode 10 of the What Would It Take Podcast. Join me as I ask, What Would It Take for Everyone to Have a home?

 

 

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What Would It Take to find a cure for gun-related violence?

As we begin to see our way out of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are plunged back into the national epidemic of gun violence. Lawmakers trot out the same tired excuses for doing nothing all the while our friends and loved ones are lost. It doesn’t have to be this way.

This is episode 9 of the What Would It Take Podcast. Join me as I ask What Would It Take to find a cure for gun-related violence?

 

 

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What would it take to truly love our neighbors?

For weeks news outlets have been talking about the crisis at the US-Mexico border. What is actually happening at the southern border? And in response to so much suffering, what are we called to do as followers of Jesus?

This is episode 8 of the What Would It Take Podcast. Join me as we explore the question: What would it take to truly love our neighbors?

 

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What if Hell is closer than we think?

Many of us have grown up with a very strong understanding of what hell was. Eternal torment, literal flames, pain and agony forever. For a long time, our understanding of hell has been divorced from the practical realities that many face day-in and day-out, but does it have to be that way?

This is episode 7 of the What Would it Take Podcast. Join me as we explore the question, What if Hell is closer than we think?

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What would it take for every vote to matter equally?

When we endorse leaders, who favor policies that disenfranchise BIPOC, we are undercutting the Gospel message we claim to believe. Gerrymandering is a tool of voter disenfranchisement and even if it works in favor of our political party, we must stand against it.

This is episode 6 of the What Would It Take? podcast. Today we’re asking ourselves, what would it take for every vote to matter equally?

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What Would It Take for Love to Conquer All?

LGBTQ+ youth are at increased risk of suicide and violent crime. Teenage years can be difficult for everyone, but for LGBTQ+ youth they can be especially dangerous. Why is that the case though? Well, our attitudes and beliefs about LGBTQ+ people are part of the problem.

This is Episode 5 of the What Would It Take Podcast. Join me as I ask What Would It Take for Love to Conquer All?

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What would it take for our children to be safe?

Every year, through the U.S foster care system, thousands of children are sent back into abusive homes, unnecessarily separated from their parents or even abused while in foster care. We have a system that is failing our youth, and more often than not, its affecting Black and Native families disproportionately.

This is Episode 4 of the What Would It Take Podcast. This week we’re exploring the question, What Would It Take To Keep Our Families Together?

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What would it take for our mothers and children to survive?

What should be one of the most joyful days of a life, ends up being the last for too many women.

This is the episode 3 of the What Would It Take Podcast and this week we’re exploring maternal and infant mortality rates in black, native and alaskan native women as we wrestle with the question what would it take for our mothers and children to survive.

 

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What would it take for all people to be free?

As Anabaptist christians, we claim to center Jesus’ work and actions in our faith. If Jesus came
to set the oppressed free, how can we go about our lives while ignoring the truth that our
brothers and sisters are not only oppressed, but often murdered without justice?

This is Episode 2 of the What Would it Take? podcast. Today we’re exploring police abolition as
we wrestle with the question: What would it take for everyone to be free?

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