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Fierce Love Made Real — Kaliswa Brewster

Love. Period. with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

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Fierce Love Made Real — Kaliswa Brewster

Love. Period. with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

Kaliswa Brewster joins Jacqui for this episode of Love Period, part of our special mini-series celebrating Black History Month. Kaliswa Brewster is an actress based in NYC and helped co-produce Seasons 1 and 2 of Love Period. Kaliswa has recurred on Showtime’s BILLIONS, ABC’s series TIME AFTER TIME, and RELEASE. Film credits include PATERNO for HBO Films starring Al Pacino, the feature film PAINT directed by Michael Walker, and THE BIT PLAYER for PBS. Guest star and other television credits include CBS’ GOD FRIENDED ME, BLUE BLOODS, Netflix’s DAREDEVIL & CBS’ UNFORGETTABLE. She has worked onstage at The Signature Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Hartford Stage, The Williamstown Theater Festival, The Guthrie Theater, and others. As a voice actor Kaliswa has appeared in various commercial ads, animation series (including Marvel), and her audiobook work can be found on Audible. She holds an MFA from American Conservatory Theater and a Certificate in Classical Theater from LAMDA in London.

Fierce Love Made Real — Shaka Senghor

Love. Period. with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

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Fierce Love Made Real — Shaka Senghor

Love. Period. with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

Shaka Senghor joins Jacqui for this episode of Love Period, part of our special mini-series celebrating Black History Month. Shaka’s priority is shifting societal narratives through storytelling and developing workshops with high entertainment value and deep social impact. Shaka Senghor is the Head of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at TripActions. He is also the President of Shaka Senghor, Inc., and Founder of Redeemed Sole. Shaka is a former MIT Media Lab Director’s Fellow and a former Fellow in the inaugural class of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Community Leadership Network. His 2014 TED Talk was featured in their “Year in Ideas” roundup and has over 1.7 million views. In 2021, he was featured on the Nas track Composure. Shaka is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2012 Black Male Engagement (BME) Leadership Award, the 2015 Manchester University Innovator of the Year Award, the 2016 FORD Man of Courage Award, and the 2016 NAACP Great Expectations Award. He was recognized by OWN (the Oprah Winfrey Network) as a “Soul Igniter” in the inaugural class of the SuperSoul 100. He has taught at the University of Michigan and shares his story of redemption around the world.

Fierce Love Made Real — Ruby Sales

Love. Period. with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

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Fierce Love Made Real — Ruby Sales

Love. Period. with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

Civil Rights icon Ruby Sales joins Jacqui for this episode of Love Period, part of our special mini-series celebrating Black History Month. She’s a leader in the Southern Freedom Movement, and a mentor to many, including Jacqui. Listen in as she and Ruby discuss what it means to be Black in America today. Ruby Sales is the founder and director of the Spirit House Project. She joined the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in the 1960s as a teenager at Tuskegee University and went to work as a student freedom fighter in Lowndes County, Alabama. She is one of 50 African Americans to be spotlighted in the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. A deeply committed social activist, scholar, administrator, manager, public theologian and educator in the areas of civil, gender and other human rights, Sales has preached around the country on race, class, gender and reconciliation. She has done groundbreaking work on community and nonviolence formation, and also serves as a national convener of the Every Church A Peace Church Movement. Throughout her career, Sales has mentored young people and provided support and venues for an intergenerational community of developing and seasoned social justice performing and creative artists. She has a deep commitment to providing the education, practical experiences, and frame of references to contest racism and add their voices to the public conversations on the many streams of oppression that emerge from them.

Fierce Love Made Real — Drew Jackson

Love. Period. with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

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Fierce Love Made Real — Drew Jackson

Love. Period. with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

Love Period is sharing a 4 part mini-series to celebrate Black History Month to close out Season 2. In this series, Jacqui is talking with friends about what it means to be Black in America today. Jacqui kicks off this series with poet, pastor, and peacemaker Drew Jackson. Drew E. Jackson is a poet who came late to writing poetry, although he would say that his love for the art form began with hip-hop, learning to put words together from Nas’ Illmatic. He writes at the intersection of justice, peace, and contemplation, having a passion to contribute toward a more just and whole world. Born in Williamstown, NJ, Drew currently calls New York City home. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Chicago and an M.A. in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. While he’s not traversing the world of poetry, Drew spends his time pastoring Hope East Village, a church that he planted in March of 2018. Drew also serves as the President of Pax, an organization focused on promoting the peace of Jesus in the 21st century. Drew is blessed to share life with his wife Genay, and their twin daughters Zora and Suhaila.

Fierce Love Made Real — Abigail Disney

Love. Period. with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

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Fierce Love Made Real — Abigail Disney

Love. Period. with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

Abigail Disney joins Jacqui to bring the second season of Love Period to a close. Abigail E. Disney advocates for real changes to the way capitalism operates in today’s world. As a philanthropist, she has worked with organizations supporting peacebuilding, gender justice, and systems and culture change. She is an Emmy-Winning Documentary Filmmaker, activist, and co-founder of Fork Films, a nonfiction media production company, which produces the podcast “All Ears,” where host Abigail Disney interviews bold, solutions-oriented thinkers from the front lines of America’s urgent inequality and race crises. She is the Chair and Co-Founder of Level Forward, a new breed storytelling company focused on systemic change through creative excellence, balancing financial and social returns. She created the nonprofit Peace is Loud, which uses storytelling to advance social movements, and the Daphne Foundation, which supports organizations working for a more equitable, fair and peaceful New York City. She is an internationally sought-after speaker & panelist who has graced the stage at The Women’s Economic Summit-Paris, Financial Times Women at The Top Summit, Fast Company’s Impact Council, and DealBook DC Strategy Forum. And, her 2020 TED Talk entitled, “Dignity isn’t a privilege. It’s a worker’s right,” has garnered nearly 2 million views.

Believe Assiduously — Nadia Bolz Weber

Love. Period. with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

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Believe Assiduously — Nadia Bolz Weber

Love. Period. with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

On this episode of Love Period, Nadia Bolz Weber joins Jacqui to discuss the themes found in the 9th and final chapter of Fierce Love “Believe Assiduously. Have Faith in Love.” Nadia Bolz-Weber is an ordained Lutheran Pastor, founder of House for All Sinners & Saints in Denver, Co, the creator and host of The Confessional and the author of three NYT bestselling memoirs: Pastrix; The Cranky, Beautiful Faith Of A Sinner & Saint (2013 and re-released in 2021), Accidental Saints; Finding God In All The Wrong People (2015) and SHAMELESS; A Sexual Reformation (2019).

Find Joy Purposefully — Lisa Sharon Harper

Love. Period. with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

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Find Joy Purposefully — Lisa Sharon Harper

Love. Period. with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

Lisa Sharon Harper joins Jacqui for this episode of Love Period where they discuss the themes found in the 8th Chapter of Fierce Love: Find Joy Purposefully, It Is The Water of Life. From Ferguson to New York, and from Germany and South Africa to Australia and Brazil, Lisa Sharon Harper leads trainings that increase clergy and community leaders’ capacity to organize people of faith toward a just world. A prolific speaker, writer and activist, Ms. Harper is the founder and president of FreedomRoad.us, a consulting group dedicated to shrinking the narrative gap in our nation by designing forums and experiences that bring common understanding, common commitment and common action.

Live Justly with Otis Moss III

Love. Period. with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

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Live Justly with Otis Moss III

Love. Period. with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

Rev. Otis Moss III joins Jacqui for this episode of Love Period to discuss the themes found in the 7th Chapter of Fierce Love: Live Justly. Choose Fairness and Equality Every Day. With civil rights advocacy in his DNA, Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III built his ministry on community advancement and social justice activism. As Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Moss spent the last two decades practicing and preaching a Black theology that unapologetically calls attention to the problems of mass incarceration, environmental justice, and economic inequality. Dr. Moss is part of a new generation of ministers committed to preaching a prophetic message of love and justice, which he believes are inseparable companions that form the foundation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Think Inclusively — Brian McLaren

Love. Period. with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

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Think Inclusively — Brian McLaren

Love. Period. with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

On this episode of Love Period, Brian McLaren joins Jacqui to discuss the themes found in Chapter Six of Fierce Love: Think Inclusively. They’re Your People, Too! Brian McLaren is an author, speaker, activist, and public theologian. A former college English teacher and pastor, he is a passionate advocate for “a new kind of Christianity” – just, generous, and working with people of all faiths for the common good. He is a faculty member of The Living School and podcaster with Learning How to See, which are part of the Center for Action and Contemplation. He is also an Auburn Senior Fellow and is a co-host of Southern Lights. His newest book is Faith After Doubt (January 2021), and his next release, Do I Stay Christian? (May 2022) can be preordered now. His recent projects include an illustrated children’s book (for all ages) called Cory and the Seventh Story and The Galapagos Islands: A Spiritual Journey.