The Peacemakers Podcast
By Randall Butler - Peacemaker, Trainer and Speaker
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Join us for courageous and generative conversations probing difficult and often divisive questions in an effort to build bridges of understanding across our differences. Along the way, we will tell the stories of practical peacemakers working collaboratively with very diverse groups to transform conflict and build the common good. Hosted by Randy Butler of the Institute for Sustainable Peace. Learn more at ThePeacemakersPodcast.com.
||Clean020: Reclaiming Disconnected Youth In The Juvenile Justice System – With Charles Rotramel||In this episode Charles Rotramel and I talk about the plight of disconnected youth, many of whom have been caught up in a school to...||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean019: America’s Polarization: Causes, Effects, Solutions – with Doug McAdam||Prof. Doug McAdam traces the root causes of the deep polarization we are experiencing in the United States today. But we don’t stop there. We...||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean018: Raise The Debate: Unsafe Thinking with Jonah Sachs||Jonah Sachs first displayed his creative genius in his best-selling book, Winning The Story Wars. Listen as Jonah shares the story of how, after his...||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean017: Part 2 – A Path Forward For Africa Today with Nii Armah Sowah||As my conversation with Nii Armah Sowah continues, we turn a critical eye on modern civilization. Then, as a cultural insider, Nii Armah shares his...||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean017: The Transformative Power Of The Arts with Nii Armah Sowah: PART 1||Nii Armah Sowah tells his story of growing up in the Republic of Ghana, a country in West Africa, to become a celebrated performer and...||6/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean016: Empowering Boys To Become Responsible Men||One way to think of building sustainable peace is fostering a society in which every person has the opportunity to contribute to, as well as...||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean015: Developing Transformational Leaders In The Polarized Balkan Region||Tihomir Kukolja talks about growing up in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. He describes the shockingly sudden rise of ethnic nationalism after the death...||1/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean014: Through My Neighbor’s Eyes – with Will Forsythe||For a person to step into the shoes of another to see a different perspective on issues that really matter requires courage. Even more courage...||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean013: Adventurous Convening – with Nick Forster||In times of intense polarization across our country, we need people who have the courage and the ingenuity to get people to come into the...||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean012: Lessons Being Learned In The Most Diverse City in America – with Stephen Klineberg||In a column earlier this year, David Brooks wrote: “For the life of me, I can’t figure out why so many Republicans prefer a dying...||6/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean011: Activate Your Spiritual Imagination And Choose To Be A Peacemaker||When so many around you are feeling highly anxious, how can you find a calm place from which you can choose to be a peacemaker?...||5/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean010: Lessons From The Civil Rights Movement||In this turbulent time of increased polarization in the U.S., I feel there are lessons we can learn from the past about how to mend...||5/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean009: Essential Leadership Qualities For An Epochal Paradigm Shift||In our conversation, Jim Herrington offers deep insight into the tumultuous times in which we live and qualities of leadership essential to overcoming the challenges...||4/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008: Out Of Our Echo-Chambers And Into The Shoes Of The Other||Mustafa Tameez and I talk about the genesis of media-echo chambers and the challenge of constructively engaging “the other” in this anxious age of extreme...||4/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007: The Church, Systemic Racism, And Social Justice – with Adam Bailon||Today, Adam Bailon, Pastor and self-described evangelical, talks about the complicity of the Church in the West in systemic racism and social-injustice over a period...||3/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006: WHAT IS PEACE… REALLY?||In our conversation today, Jack Butler and I talk about something that everyone says they want but all too many see as impossible to build....||3/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean005: REIMAGINING POLITICS||Jack Butler and I have been talking about how to have conversations that set us free to move to the edge of the unknown and...||3/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004: Moving Together To The Edge Of The Unknown||Jack Butler and I talk about having more courageous, generative conversations that have the potential to take us to the edge of the unknown and...||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003: Overcoming Threats To Our Democracy – with Radney Foster||Singer/Songwriter Radney Foster talks about his deep concerns about the fascist behaviors on both the Left and the Right that pose real threats to our...||1/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002: Seeking Post-Election Healing. Part II – with Jack Butler||Jack and I go even deeper into how to move beyond the extreme polarization in the USA.||11/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001: Seeking Post-Election Healing, Part I – with Jack Butler||A Cross-Generational and Cross-Cultural exploration of how we can mend the torn social fabric of our communities and come together as a people after the...||11/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean000: The Back Story: How Randy Butler Came To Serve As A Peacemaker, by Host, Randy Butler||My story from transformation from Trial Lawyer to Peacemaker and the genesis of The Peacemakers Podcast||11/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Deeply moving, big picture, yet totally humble and accessible!
WOW! Thought-provoking, humorous, sometimes practical, other times 'meta', but always totally accessible and easy to listen to, this is a binge-worthy podcast for anyone interested in the topic and practice of spreading peace. Randy and his guests share fascinating, diverse perspectives on peace, humankind, community, societal change, spirituality and some of the other most important issues facing us today. I particularly loved the humility, openness and vulnerability with which Randy approaches all his conversations. Dialogues like these are so needed in our world today - thank you for offering this wonderful treasure trove of stories and ideas!
Great conversations! Not just sound bites!
I'm really enjoying this podcast series. The progression is well planned. I just finished episode 005, and it seems the previous episodes have done well to lay a groundwork for good dialogue and the general purpose/mission of the series, and now in 005, Randy and Jack are beginning to brainstorm creative solutions. Prior to this episode, I don't think I've ever deeply considered forms of democracy other than representative democracy. Very informative! I also really enjoyed hearing some of Jack's backstory. Great stuff! Keep up the good work!
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