Moe Stiles and Nathan Brown discuss Christianity and human rights, Afghanistan, advocacy, systemic injustice, and Ellen White.
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.
- Christians United for Afghanistan: https://www.micahaustralia.
- Alexia Salvatierra and Peter Heltzel, Faith-Rooted Organizing: Mobilizing the Church in Service to the World: www.amazon.com/Faith-Rooted-
- “The standard of the golden rule is the true standard of Christianity; anything short of it is a deception. A religion that leads men to place a low estimate upon human beings, who Christ has esteemed of such value as to give Himself for them; a religion that would lead us to be careless of human needs, sufferings or rights, is a spurious religion. In slighting the claims of the poor, the suffering and the sinful, we are proving ourselves traitors to Christ. It is because men take upon themselves the name of Christ, while in life they deny His character, that Christianity has so little power in the world.”—Ellen G White, Thoughts From the Mount of Blessing, page 137.
- Michael Campbell’s The Pocket Ellen G White Dictionary: https://adventistbookcenter.
- Contact Moe or Nathan via Facebook:
- Moe Stiles—https://www.facebook.
- Nathan Brown—https://www.facebook.com/
- Universal Declaration of Human Rights: https://www.un.org/en/
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