Audio

Below you'll find audio from Peace Catalyst events, interviews with Peace Catalyst staff, and other helpful audio resources.

 
 
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INTERVIEW WITH IMAM TAHA HASSANE

Peace Catalyst President Rick Love interviews Imam Taha Hassan of the Islamic Center of San Diego. They discuss immigration, living as a Muslim in America, Sharia, and what Christians should know about interacting with Muslims. 

 
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"WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE?" MUSLIM-CHRISTIAN PANEL DISCUSSION - part 1

Many Christians "know" a lot about Islam - but only from the news or similar sources and not from actual Muslims. That's why we hosted this Q&A conversation with local Muslims at Redemption Church. Hear our Muslim friends' thoughts on ISIS, Islamophobia, women's modesty, and other issues. Our guests include Usama Shami, President of the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix; Imam Ahmad of the Tempe Islamic Center; Muna Ali, Co-Founder of the Islamic Speakers' Bureau; and Jackie Parks of Peace Catalyst International. Hosted by Rick Love and Josh Prather.

 
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"WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE?" MUSLIM-CHRISTIAN PANEL DISCUSSION - part 2

Many Christians "know" a lot about Islam - but only from the news or similar sources and not from actual Muslims. That's why we hosted this Q&A conversation with local Muslims at Redemption Church. Hear our Muslim friends' thoughts on ISIS, Islamophobia, women's modesty, and other issues. Our guests include Usama Shami, President of the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix; Imam Ahmad of the Tempe Islamic Center; Muna Ali, Co-Founder of the Islamic Speakers' Bureau; and Jackie Parks of Peace Catalyst International. Hosted by Rick Love and Josh Prather.

 
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RICK LOVE/IMAM SHEMSADEEN INTERVIEW AT DENVER VINEYARD

Listen to this special Q&A event hosted by the Denver Mile High Vineyard, with Peace Catalyst President Rick Love and Imam Shemsadeen of the Metropolitan Denver North Islamic Center.

 
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RICK LOVE/IMAM SHEMSADEEN DISCUSS THE MARRAKESH DECLARATION

Listen to this special Q&A event hosted by the Denver Mile High Vineyard, with Peace Catalyst President Rick Love and Imam Shemsadeen of the Metropolitan Denver North Islamic Center.

 
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MARRAKESH DECLARATION Q&A

On January 25–27th, 2016, Islamic scholars and leaders convened in Marrakesh, Morocco to discuss and draft a declaration concerning the freedom of religious minorities in Muslim-majority lands. Peace Catalyst President Rick Love was one of a few Christian representatives invited to be present at this meeting, and here he holds an informal Q&A about the conference with Peace Catalyst staff.

 
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ISIS: TO BOMB OR TO LOVE BOMB?

Peace Catalyst President Rick Love goes on the air with Canada's Drew Marshall Show to discuss an appropriate response to ISIS. To bomb or to love bomb?

 
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PEACE CATALYSTS: RICK LOVE ON MID-MORNING

Rick Love talks with Lynne Ford of 'Mid-Morning' WBCL 90.3, Indiana about his new book Peace Catalysts and about how to resolve conflict in our families, organizations, and communities.

Listen to the full original podcast on the WBCL website here

 
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NOMAD PODCAST: ARE CHRISTIANS CALLED TO LOVE ISIS?

Jesus told us to love our enemies. But surely not the monstrous soldiers of ISIS? PCI's President Rick Love speaks as a guest on the UK's Nomad Podcast about how Christians should respond to the global crisis of ISIS.

Find the original podcast on the Nomad website here.  

 
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peace catalysTs: An interview with rick love

In this interview, Rick Love talks about his new book, Peace Catalysts, what it means to be a peacemaker, and why it matters for followers of Jesus personally, globally, and even at work.

For more on Missio Nexus's review of Rick's book, click here.

 
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RICK LOVE INTERVIEW ON MAD RADIO

Peace Catalyst President Rick Love interviews on MAD (Mentoring Across Differences) Radio in Denver. He shares insight on what it looks like to work for peace between Christians and Muslims, the importance of it, the work Muslims are doing for the cause of peace, and so much more.

 

 

EVANGELICALS FOR PEACE

On September 14th, 2012, over one hundred scholars, pastors, missionaries, development workers, activists and others gathered at Copley Hall at Georgetown University to discuss conflict, war, and how to work for peace as followers of Jesus. Below you'll find audio from each speaker's presentation at the event. 

 

 
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EVANGELICALS FOR PEACE - INTRODUCTION

Rick Love, the organizer of Evangelicals for Peace, and Eric Patterson set the stage for the Evangelicals for Peace conference. Eric Patterson works with the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University.

 
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EVANGELICALS FOR PEACE - DAVID GUSHEE

David Gushee addresses the "U.S. Warfare State" and Evangelical Peacemaking. His goals are to offer an accurate critical assessment of contemporary U.S. foreign and military policy and  contemporary evangelical engagement, and to suggest some ways forward. 

David Gushee is Professor of Christian Ethics at Mercer University and co-author of Kingdom Ethics: Following Jesus in Contemporary Context

 
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EVANGELICALS FOR PEACE - LISA SHARON HARPER

Lisa Sharon Harper reads from her chapter on War and Terror in the book, Left, Right, and Christ: Evangelical Faith in Politics

Lisa is the Director of Mobilizing at Sojourners, the author of Evangelical Does Not Equal Republican…or Democrat, co-author of Left, Right, and Christ: Evangelical Faith in Politicsand was the founding executive director of New York Faith & Justice. 

 
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EVANGELICALS FOR PEACE - GEOFF TUNNICLIFFE

Geoff Tunnicliffe speaks about the impact the global evangelical community is having on peace worldwide. 

Geoff is CEO of the World Evangelical Alliance, representing a global constituency of 600 million Christians. 

 
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EVANGELICALS FOR PEACE - KATE GOULD

Kate Gould asks, "How can we translate the evangelical vision for peace into concrete policy change?" 

Kate is the lead lobbyist on Middle East Policy issues at the Friends Committee on National Legislation. She also represents FCNL on the board of Churches for Middle East Peace. 

 
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SPEAKERS PANEL #1 Q&A

Q&A with the first panel of speakers: David Gushee, Lisa Sharon Harper, and Geoff Tunnicliffe

 
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EVANGELICALS FOR PEACE - DAVID BEASLEY

David Beasley tells personal stories and talks about the power of loving like Jesus and being disciples of Jesus as we do the work of peacemaking.

David Beasley served as the governor of South Carolina from 1995-1999.

 
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EVANGELICALS FOR PEACE - GLEN STASSEN

Glen Stassen discusses the Just Peacemaking theory and alternatives to making war.

Glen Stassen is the author of Just Peacemaking: The New Paradigm for the Ethics of Peace and War and co-author of Kingdom Ethics: Following Jesus in Contemporary Context.

 
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EVANGELICALS FOR PEACE - ERIC PATTERSON

Eric Patterson presents the Just War approach to war and conflict. 

Eric is Senior Research Fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University and serves as Dean of the School of Government at Regent University. His research and teaching focus on religion and politics, ethics and international affairs, and Just War Theory in the context of contemporary conflict. His latest book is Ending Wars Well: Order, Justice, and Conciliation in Contemporary Post-Conflict.

 
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EVANGELICALS FOR PEACE - MARK JOHNSON

Mark Johnson is an avowed pacifist and presents the current work of nonviolence through the Fellowship of Reconciliation.

Mark Johnson is the Executive Director of Fellowship of Reconciliation.

 
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SPEAKERS PANEL #2 Q&A

Q&A with the second panel of speakers: David Beasley, Glen Stassen, and Eric Patterson.

 
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EVANGELICALS FOR PEACE - DOUGLAS JOHNSTON

Douglas Johnston discusses U.S. foreign policy in the Muslim world and the importance of factoring religion into foreign policy-making.

Douglas Johnston is the President and Founder of the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy. He was Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Director of Policy Planning and Management in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and planning officer with the President’s Office of Emergency Preparedness.

 
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EVANGELICALS FOR PEACE - DAVID SHENK

David Shenk addresses the importance trust-building and theological dialogue in peacemaking, while sharing powerful stories of his peacemaking work around the world.

David Shenk is an experienced global peacemaker, global consultant with Eastern Mennonite Missions, and co-author of A Muslim and Christian in Dialogue.

 
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EVANGELICALS FOR PEACE - LISA GIBSON

Lisa Gibson tells her personal story of her brother being killed in the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and how she came to forgive Muammar Gaddafi. 

Lisa is an attorney, mediator, and the author of Life in Death: A Journey from Terrorism to Triumph.

 
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SPEAKERS PANEL #3 Q&A

Q&A with the second panel of speakers: Douglas Johnston, David Shenk, and Lisa Gibson.

 
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EVANGELICALS FOR PEACE - SAMI AWAD

Sami Awad shares about the work he is doing in Palestine and Israel and the work of the Holy Land Trust. 

Sami is a Christian Palestinian, Executive Director of Holy Land Trust and is committed to nonviolent approaches to ending the occupation and establishing long-term peace.

 
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EVANGELICALS FOR PEACE - BOB ROBERTS, JR.

Bob Roberts speaks on the importance of mobilizing the church en masse for the work of peacemaking.

Bob Roberts, Jr. is a Southern Baptist and is founder and senior pastor at Northwood Church in Keller, Texas.

 
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SPEAKERS PANEL #4 Q&A

Q&A with the second panel of speakers: Sami Awad and Bob Roberts Jr. 

 
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EVANGELICALS FOR PEACE - JIM WALLIS

Jim Wallis proposes that if evangelicals are faithful to follow what Jesus teaches on this subject, we can be incredibly effective as peacemakers. 

Jim Wallis is the President of Sojourners and author of the New York Times bestseller, God's Politics.

 
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EVANGELICALS FOR PEACE - JENNIFER CRUMPTON

How can social media make a difference in the peacemaking movement? Jennifer Crumpton addresses these questions and gives practical tips.

Jennifer has a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary, is an ordained Reverend, and works in feminist social ethics, activism, and interfaith dialogue.

 
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EVANGELICALS FOR PEACE - RICK LOVE

To wrap up the conference, Rick Love asks the question, "Where do we go from here?"

Rick Love is the organizer of Evangelicals for Peace, President of Peace Catalyst International, consultant for Christian-Muslim relations, and Associate Director of the World Evangelical Alliance Peace and Reconciliation Initiative.