Mic'd up Deacon Steve hits the streets at end of July 2020 with Cynthia and Shelly for some reflection on what he's seeing and hearing on the streets during the pandemic and the subsequent economic downturn.  Learn about dehumanization - and some strategies for re-humanization. 


Peter Maurin quotation:


Brene Brown on Dehumanization: https://brenebrown.com/blog/2018/05/17/dehumanization-for-braving-the-wilderness/


Maternal God Prayer:



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Advocates Needed Everywhere

July 29, 2020

1.4 - Advocates Needed Everywhere


Meet Wendy Smith and Deb Schneider, Franciscan Peacemakers Board Members who have become advocates in their suburban counties.  Wendy is founder of Washington County Anti-Trafficking Advocates and co-owner of Faith & Giggles Gift Shop in Hartford where you can purchase Franciscan Peacemakers products (we receive 100% of proceeds from sales here).   Deb is founder of Faith Coalition Against Sex Trafficking (Waukesha County).  Both share their tips for keeping youth safe from trafficking and how people of faith can best show up for survivors of sexual exploitation.  



Washington County Anti-Trafficking Advocates: https://www.facebook.com/WCAntiTraffickingAdvocates/


Faith & Giggles Gift Shop: https://www.facebook.com/faithandgiggles/


Faith Coalition Against Sex Trafficking: https://www.fcastwaukcty.org/


Human Trafficking Community Awareness One Day Summit - instructions for purchasing access to watch recorded presentations referenced by Deb in the talk (special focus on talks by Emmy Myers and John Pulley) - https://2aa875f6-cbb2-4e32-86a7-de1654865f4e.filesusr.com/ugd/2a54ca_25c4897f877c428cb



Safe at Home series - Fierce Freedom:



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Jesus Calling - “Devotion for Dummies” Wendy uses (buy it at Faith and Giggles!):



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The Power of Showing Up

July 22, 2020

Continued conversations with the Franciscan Peacemakers team - this week with Mary Leach-Sumlin, Associate Director and Cynthia Perkins, Peer Support Specialist about Street Outreach's place in the healing process.


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Mary’s Prayer Tool:

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Kinship with All Creation

July 15, 2020

As we continue to meet various members of the Franciscan Peacemakers team, Shelly talks with Carmen, Director and Co-Founder of the Franciscan Peacemakers Social Enterprise, about her journey through spirituality and social work.

Links: Binaural Beats https://open.spotify.com/album/22yQ8lgVEHKJyVrOvrMiNe?si=LLBY7R_fROaufySm2MIV0w

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Breaking the Ice

July 8, 2020

Episode 1 = Breaking the Ice

with guest Deacon Steve Przedpelski, Executive Director of Franciscan Peacemakers 

Links - Thistle Farms on PBS Religion and Ethics - https://whttps://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+13%3A1-17&version=NRSVww.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/2010/08/13/august-13-2010-thistle-farms/6783/

Gospel of John - Washing of the Feet


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Introducing Peace and All Good: The Franciscan Peacemakers Podcast

July 1, 2020

Franciscan spirituality: being still and being active. Listen here for stories from the Franciscan Peacemakers' 25 years of work on the streets of Milwaukee, WI, putting faith into action.  Coming July 8, 2020! 


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