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May 26, 2015

Genderqueer People of Faith - Irenicast Episode 012 - Conversations on Faith and Culture - An Irenicon

In this interview, Mona talks to Nathan, who self-identifies as a gay, queer, Catholic divinity student. Nathan shares their story about being a part of the community of genderqueer people of faith and not fitting into a gender binary - including gender performance, coming out, internalized homophobia, and what faith...

May 19, 2015

Gender Roles and Binaries - Irenicast Episode 011 - Conversations on Faith and Culture - An Irenicon

Kicking off a four part series on gender and sexuality, the team begins with an in-depth discussion on gender roles and binaries, and sexism in the church and society. They talk about why we might need to revise our thinking on legacies, and maybe, just maybe, why we might need to move past the binary view of gender...

May 12, 2015

Listener Feedback - Irenicast Episode 010 - Conversations on Faith and Culture - An Irenicon

Entering their tenth episode, the Irenicast team celebrates with a not-so-rapid-fire round of listener generated topics. They talk about everything from hell, virginity, and tithing, to breakfast cereals, music, and toiletries. Following their responses to listener feedback they oblige the call for more IreniHacks!


May 5, 2015

All About Mindfulness - Irenicast Episode 009 - Conversations on Faith and Culture - An Irenicon

To break up the pattern of heavier topics, this week Jeff, Mona & Allen have a discussion on mindfulness. The team shares their experiences and frustrations with trying to remain present in the midst of loaded schedules, unlimited distractions and nagging insecurities. The conversation is followed by a game of 20…...

May 1, 2015

Interview with Mariama White-Hammond - Irenicast Bonus Episode 008.5 - Conversations on Faith and Culture - An Irenicon

In this bonus episode we continue the conversation on racism and dialogue. Mona interviews Mariama White-Hammond, a community organizer and minister in Boston. Mariama shares insights from her personal experiences and her understandings on issues of racism in context of greater US society and civil rights history. Mona...