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Voice of Change - Centre for Faith and Community - Professor Stephanus De Beer

22.04.2021 - Can faith be a personal resource for change when it comes to city life, city designs, and even, when it comes to radical transformation in inequalities, violence, and poverty? On the show, Professor Stephan de Beer from the Centre for Faith and Community, joins Lauren to discuss urban theology, brave faith, urban transformation and faith as a cataylst for inequalities. With depth, and heart, he discusses the very real injustices still prevalent in South Africa today, and how an active, revolutionary faith is the one needed to address these injustices.
Professor Stephanus de Beer is a professional theologian, lectuer at the University of Pretoria and runs the Centre for Faith and Community. He has written dozens of articles and books, curriculum and leaddership programmes.

Voice of Change - Cyril Naicker - Fashion Revolution Week 2021

15.04.2021 - The fashion industry is a huge global industry that can dramatically be causing human rights abuses, and environmental degradation. At the root of it, many individuals around the world are realizing there is a moral issue we need to confront as consumers. Our morality and sense of what we have been given as children of God, this mandate to carefully and intentionally with servant heartedness, steward and care for this planet should be top priority. Which brings me to Fashion revolution Week, the topic of today's show. Cyril Naciker serves as the Chief Executive at Imprint Luxury, an events, PR and marketing company. Cyril is the Country Coordinator of Fashion. Revolution South Africa, an international fashion activism NGO addressing the clothing and textile crisis. Tamburai Chirume is the co-founder of the mother and daughter design collaboration, ONEOFEACH - an African luxury brand that focuses on luxury leather and African inspired handbags designed in Cape Town and available to the world.

Voice of Change - Largest study ever done of Christian women’s marital and sexual satisfaction

08.04.2021 - Sheila Gregoire - Sheila Wray Gregoire is passionate about changing the evangelical conversation about sex! A popular speaker, marriage blogger, and award-winning author of nine books, including The Good Girl’s Guide to Great Sex, she wants to challenge Christians to go beyond pat answers on marriage to reach real intimacy. Sheila believes in authenticity, and gives real solutions to the very real and messy problems women, and couples, can face. She and her husband Keith spend a lot of their time touring North America in an RV, speaking at marriage conferences, hiking, and birdwatching. The parents to two adult daughters, you can usually find her in Belleville, Ontario, where she’s either knitting, blogging, or taking her grandson out for a walk. 
In 2019–2020, award-winning author Sheila Wray Gregoire, researcher Rebecca Lindenbach, and statistic expert Joanna Sawatsky embarked on an ambitious project: the largest study ever done of Christian women’s marital and sexual satisfaction

Voice of Change - Denise Armstrong

01.04.2021 - Denise Armstrong is a passionate writer whose work has appeared on Jamaican television, in ‘The Joyful Life’ and ‘Cultivating’— both online publications, as well as in The Caribbean Writer, a Literary Journal of the Virgin Islands. Now retired, she is enjoying graduate studies in Cultural Apologetics while living temporarily in Germany with her husband. She joins Lauren to discuss cross - cultural living, immigration and belonging. Together, they consider the soul deep, tugging human question of "where is exactly, is home?"
Bio: Born Jamaican, she is a trained teacher of English for Secondary Schools and received her Diploma in Education and a BA degree from Shortwood Teacher’s College in Jamaica and the University of the West Indies, respectively.
Among the things she has enjoyed most is being married for 29 years to her husband Claude, raising their three ‘Jamerican’ offspring, and working with fine and performing arts ministries for their local church.

Voice of Change - Kate Kheel - Stop 5G International

18.03.2021 - BIO: Kate Kheel is a mother, grandmother and safe techonoly advocate who serves on the team at Stop 5G International. Stop 5G International is a voluntary group of people across the globe sponsoring actions against 5G. Theodora is the executive director of Environmental Health Trust, a scientific think tank lead by some of the leading scientists working on 5G and wireless 

ABOUT THE SHOW: Ahead of the Global 5G protest on March 20th, Lauren is joined by Theodora and Kate to discuss the reality of 5G. Breaking down the science and exploring facts, this show details the effects of 5G on the earth, the air, the environment, on human beings and ultimately on the quality and vision of life. With the question being " what kind of future are we desiring to have?" the answer will lie with the listener after this important conversation.

Voice of Change - Julie Anne Smith - Sexual Abuse Advocate

11.03.2021 - Julie Anne Smith is a survivor of spiritual abuse, and won a lawsuit against her former pastor and church in the United States. She was one of the first people to share Lori - Ann Thompsons story of abuse at the hands of Ravi Zacharias, and has since been following the Ravi Zacharias allegations for a number of years and is a needed voice on this topic. She joins Lauren to discuss the events of the past 6 months and the investigation pointing to Ravi Zacharias' sexual misconduct, and the what now for survivors.

Voice of Change - Matuska Palmer - The Scent of Holiness: Lessons from a Women's Monastery

04.03.2021 - Not one to simply learn from books, Constantina spent significant time at a number of women’s monasteries throughout northern Greece. During her time among female monastics, she learned deep life lessons which she penned in her book "The Scent of Holiness: Lessons from a Women's Monastery." She joins Lauren to discuss some of these lessons that go beyond the walls of a monastery and can impact the life of all Christians.

Voice of Change - Rebecca Lindenbach - Why I didn’t Rebel

25.02.2021 - Rebecca Lindenbach - Author of Why I Didn't Rebel and The Great Sex Rescue, Rebecca is a psychology graduate and blogger dedicated to challenging the status-quo that holds us back from experiencing the abundant life Jesus desires for us. She and her husband are living the Covid dream working together from home while they take care of their rambunctious toddler son.  In this interview, Rebecca discusses her own journey from growing up as an outspoken teenager who boldly spoke out against worldliness creeping in to her church, to speaking up about not going off the rails and how parents can create openness and connection within their families through support and sharing about their struggles. Rebecca conducted research among peers to discover what children need, to prevent them from rebellion. She straight talks about purity, rule setting, connection and belonging.

Voice of Change - Rachel Bentley - Children on the Edge

18.02.2021 - Rachel Bentley is the CEO and co-founder of Children on the Edge, where she strategically directs all global operations. This involves identifying overlooked children living on the margins of society and, in relationship with local partners, pioneering new initiatives to help these children thrive. Children on the Edge is a non-profit charitable organisation dedicated to working on behalf of some of the most marginalised children around the world. The organisation is based in Chichester in the United Kingdom and was founded by the owner of The Body Shop, Dame Anita Roddick.

Voice of Change - Gina Goh - International Christian Concern

11.02.2021 - Gina Goh is the regional manager of International Christian Concern SE Asia branch. In this interview, she discusses the inside reality of the Myanmarcoup and the situation on the ground not only for the people of Myanmar, but for Christians as well who have endured decades of continued persecution. International Christian Concern is an ecumenical, non-governmental, non-partisan Christian organization, located in Washington, DC, whose concern is the human rights of Christians and religious minorities.

Voice of Change - Leanne Dlamini - Evolved women have evolved conversations

04.02.2021 - Leanne Dlamini is a social media influencer who is passionate about women's empowerment, sisterhood and living to inspire. She is a singer, songwriter, entrepeneur, and is the founder of End Girl Hate, a passion movement to inspire and empower women and girls. She is also the founder of love and light apparel, which creates inspirational merchandise bringing message of hope, love and joy. She is also a wife, and mother to girls.
In this conversation, Leanne addresses how "evolved women have evolved conversations." While 2020 was a year of struggle, she shares tips and tools for aligning with purpose in 2021, and how women can unlearn competitiveness while forming a tribe with the right vibe for global womanity to thrive. Addressing the concerns for the woman who's been hurt by the sisterhood, her voice is filled with motherly wisdom and challenging advice for female tribes.

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