Ep. 64 – Mass Incarceration

New co-host Marci Corea interviews Stephen Erich and Mpilo Norris, the coordinators of a recent conference on mass incarceration.

Mpilo Norris hails from Windsor Mill, MD, and is a sophomore at Yale University studying Biomedical Engineering and Economics. Currently, he serves as Director for Yale’s Adventist Campus Fellowship (ACF). In addition to ACF, Mpilo serves as a guest preacher and motivator, having traveled throughout the United States and Africa. 

Stephen Erich is graduating from Yale Divinity School this May to pursue pastoral ministry. At Yale, Stephen has served as president of the graduate side of the Yale Adventist Campus Fellowship, which in February hosted “Let My People Go: An Interfaith Conference on Mass Incarceration.” In addition to his role at ACF, Stephen serves as an editor for the Yale Journal of International Affairs and as a strategist for Ubuntu Design Group.

SHOW NOTES

Instagram: @yaleacf

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yaleacf

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0MulL4H0BaqWtcJsm4Nusg

Ending Mass Incarceration: http://emi.odyssey-impact.org/ (note that EMI is planning a conference for 2022)

Book Recommendations:

  • The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander
  • From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America, by Elizabeth Hinton
  • Convicted and Condemned: The Politics and Policies of Prisoner Reentry, by Keesha Middlemass
  • The Darkest Night: An Incarceration Memoir From Jail to Yale, by Herron Gaston

CONCLUSION

Thank you for joining us for this episode of Adventist Peace Radio. If you appreciated this conversation, we hope you’ll share the episode with others! We invite you to subscribe to the podcast on iTunesApple PodcastsStitcher, or Spotify.

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Ep. 63 – Moe & Nathan Go to School #2

Moe Stiles and Nathan Brown discuss their first week studying human rights.

In March, 2021, Nathan and Moe commenced graduate studies in a Master of Human Rights program at Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. This podcast series is their thinking out loud about their educational experiences, their reflections on aspects of the material they are learning and wrestling with, and how this intersects with their Adventist faith and the faithful call to do justice in our world.

Nathan Brown is book editor at Signs Publishing Company, the Adventist publishing house based just out of Melbourne Australia. He is author of 17 books, including AdventOf Falafels and Following JesusFor the Least of TheseEngage and Do Justice, and continues to write for a variety of publications around the world. Nathan has degrees in law, literature, English, professional writing, and justice and theology, and is married to Angela, who works as a trainer of horses and people.

Moe Stiles has recently moved back to Australia, having served in the United States, with her husband Adrian, as the Lead Pastor of Oasis Christian Center, Vancouver, Washington. Moe is now serving as Chaplain for AdventCare Whitehorse, Melbourne, while pursuing postgraduate study. Prior to this, Moe served in the Victorian Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, based in Melbourne, Australia for 15 years, as Departmental Director of Youth Ministry and local church ministry. Moe is driven by justice advocacy work, community connectedness, authentic living, building leaders, and passionately yearns to see the person of Jesus truly honored in the way we live and love.

SHOW NOTES

Curtin University Masters Program

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

CONCLUSION

Thank you for joining us for this episode of Adventist Peace Radio. If you appreciated this conversation, we hope you’ll share the episode with others! We invite you to subscribe to the podcast on iTunesApple PodcastsStitcher, or Spotify.

DONATE: You can support the podcast by making a financial contribution. We invite you to donate online at AdventistPeace.org/donate.

MUSIC: Our theme music is “Green Fields” by Scott Holmes, and this is available at the Free Music Archive.

DISCLAIMER: The Adventist Peace Fellowship is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports work for peacemaking and social justice building upon the values of the Seventh-day Adventist tradition. We are not part of, affiliated with, or supported by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists or any affiliates known as the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Any content, opinions, statements, products or services offered by Adventist Peace Fellowship, are solely those of our organization, and not those of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Ep. 62 – Moe & Nathan Go to School #1

Moe and Nathan Go To School
A special series on the Adventist Peace Radio podcast
Hosted by Nathan Brown and Moe Stiles

In March, 2021, Nathan and Moe commenced graduate studies in a Master of Human Rights program at Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. This podcast series is their thinking out loud about their educational experiences, their reflections on aspects of the material they are learning and wrestling with, and how this intersects with their Adventist faith and the faithful call to do justice in our world.

Nathan Brown is book editor at Signs Publishing Company, the Adventist publishing house based just out of Melbourne Australia. He is author of 17 books, including Advent, Of Falafels and Following Jesus, For the Least of These, Engage and Do Justice, and continues to write for a variety of publications around the world. Nathan has degrees in law, literature, English, professional writing, and justice and theology, and is married to Angela, who works as a trainer of horses and people.

Moe Stiles has recently moved back to Australia, having served in the United States, with her husband Adrian, as the Lead Pastor of Oasis Christian Center, Vancouver, Washington. Moe is now serving as Chaplain for AdventCare Whitehorse, Melbourne, while pursuing postgraduate study. Prior to this, Moe served in the Victorian Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, based in Melbourne, Australia for 15 years, as Departmental Director of Youth Ministry and local church ministry. Moe is driven by justice advocacy work, community connectedness, authentic living, building leaders, and passionately yearns to see the person of Jesus truly honored in the way we live and love.

SHOW NOTES

Curtin University Masters Program

Link to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

CONCLUSION

Thank you for joining us for this episode of Adventist Peace Radio. If you appreciated this conversation, we hope you’ll share the episode with others! We invite you to subscribe to the podcast on iTunesApple PodcastsStitcher, or Spotify.

DONATE: You can support the podcast by making a financial contribution. We invite you to donate online at AdventistPeace.org/donate.

MUSIC: Our theme music is “Green Fields” by Scott Holmes, and this is available at the Free Music Archive.

DISCLAIMER: The Adventist Peace Fellowship is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports work for peacemaking and social justice building upon the values of the Seventh-day Adventist tradition. We are not part of, affiliated with, or supported by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists or any affiliates known as the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Any content, opinions, statements, products or services offered by Adventist Peace Fellowship, are solely those of our organization, and not those of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.