Shelly's special guest doesn't have a lot to say - but she is quite convincing at wanting you to attend our Franciscan Peacemakers 25th Anniversary fundraiser - a pet blessing at Mt. Mary livestreamed on Facebook Live on October 4 from 1 pm - 2:30 pm. Details here:


Resources from this episode: St. Jospehine Bahkita -

Robert Ellsberg’s All Saints -


Oct 4th Fundraiser Event info:


RSVP to Oct 4th Event:


Please let us know how we are doing - info at franciscanpeacemakers dot com is the email to use! Peace and all good!

More Episodes

Peaceful Bubble

August 19, 2020

Episode 7: Peaceful Bubble

Guest: Sara Allison, Plowshare Fair Trade Marketplace and Education for Peace

Learn about the “Peaceful Bubble” that Sara Allison and her colleagues are building in Waukesha at the Plowshare Fair Trade Marketplace and Education for Peace - an organization and fair trade store in downtown Waukesha that is building community around the topic of peacemaking - including economic justice and justice for survivors of human trafficking. 

Plowshare Fair Trade Marketplace Website:

Address: 219 N Main Street, Waukesha WI

Facebook: @plowshareFTM

Instagram: @plowshare_ftm


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Believe Survivors

August 12, 2020

1.6 - Believe Survivors

Meet Dawn Jones and Tamara Remington, two “women of valor’’ who worked for decades in law enforcement during the time during and after the first state statutes were put in place to name human sex trafficking as a crime.  Today, though retired from civic duty, they each continue to work for justice for survivors - with empathy, kindness and compassion.  Listen and learn what stands in the way of survivors achieving justice - and some tips on how each of us can become advocates for change. 


Human Trafficking Task Force of Greater Milwaukee -


Dawn's favorite Christian Music Artist: Lauren Daigle - How Can It Be?


Dawn's suggestion is to look for the good, and that her faith helps her to do that.   Why do we tend to focus on negative as humans?  Read more here: 

'Negativity Bias' -


Episode 6 Discount: 

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Rehumanizing on the Streets

August 5, 2020

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:


Maternal God Prayer:


DEACONPOD discount code - 20 % off Lavender Bar Soap through Sept 5, 2020:


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:


Faith & Giggles Gift Shop:


Faith Coalition Against Sex Trafficking:


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) -



Safe at Home series - Fierce Freedom:


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


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.


20% off our guests’ favorite products - Citrus Blend and Honey Oatmeal


Mary’s Prayer Tool:

The You Version Bible App


About ''ranting" - see the spiritual practice of "lamentations" here:

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

20% off all Sacred Amber products

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://w

Gospel of John - Washing of the Feet

Promo - Free Lemon Verbena soap for every 5 bars purchased!

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!