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Vote Common Good is mobilizing people of faith to make the common good their voting criteria and to pursue faith, hope, and love for a change, not just on election day, but every day.

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    • May 24, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    Common Good Politics - Candidate for Common Good Keith Davenport of Kansas

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 51:12

    Doug Pagitt and Robb Ryerse talk primaries and runoffs before being joined by Keith Davenport, a Candidate for Common Good from Kansas. He talks about the disastrous Brownback Plan that slashed taxes, gutted government programs, and left working-class Kansans struggling. "We need a state government that understands our everyday needs - affordable childcare, functioning roads, safe and excellent schools, and good-paying jobs. That's why I am running for Kansas House District 43. It's for our common good." KeithforKansas.com     Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more Common Goodness: https://www.youtube.com/c/VoteCommonGood   Robb Ryerse is a pastor, author, and Political Organizer at Vote Common Good. You can find his book about running for congress as a Progressive Republican in Arkansas here: Running For Our Lives  @RobbRyerse   Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt   Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon

    Common Good Science - Astrophysicist Paul Wallace Explains Black Holes

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 56:17

    Astrophysicist, Pastor, Professor Paul Wallace talks with Doug Pagitt of Vote Common Good about the black hole at the center of our galaxy, gravity, spacetime, and... UFO's?   Paul Wallace is an astrophysicist, professor, pastor, and avid birder. He writes and speaks at the intersection of faith and science and holds a PhD in physics from Duke University and an MDiv from Emory University's Candler School of Theology. facebook.com/Paul.Matthew.Wallace   /   twitter.com/paulmwall  / pwallace.net   Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt   Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich   Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon

    Common Good Faith - How These Conservative Evangelicals Became Progressive Pastors

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 74:38

    Pastors Josh Scott and Colby Martin join Doug Pagitt to talk about the journey from conservative Evangelicalism to Progressive Christianity. Josh Scott is pastor at Grace Point Church in Nashville, TN GracePointe.net   Colby Martin is pastor at Sojourn Grace Collective in San Diego, CA Sojourngrace.com   Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt   Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast and Livestream. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   See full episodes and sharable short clips on YouTube: youtube.com/votecommongood   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon

    Finding a Common Good Way to Talk About Abortion - A Personal Story

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 49:57

    Elisabeth Kraus talks about the deadly serious implications if Roe v. Wade is overturned and how her pro-life stance shifted after a late-term abortion saved her life.   Elisabeth Kraus is a public speaker and educator. She is also an advocate for survivors of sexual assault and for women who have had challenging or miscarried pregnancies.   www.elisabethkraus.com     Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt   Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon  

    Common Good Faith - How Can We Reduce Gun Violence in America?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 34:44

    *** Help us out and subscribe to our YouTube channel! YouTube.com/votecommongood ***   Doug Pagitt sits down with Pastor Brenda Mitchell of Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safety to talk about what people of faith can do to address the plague of gun violence in America.   Brenda K. Mitchell is a Volunteer with Moms Demand Action in South Suburban Chicago where she specializes in Inter-Faith Outreach in the community. In 2005, Brenda's 31-year-old son, Kenneth, was shot and killed outside a bar. Since her son's death, Brenda has become a dedicated advocate for gun violence prevention with an emphasis on trauma. She serves on the Everytown Faith Advisory Committee (she is an ordained pastor) and is a certified complicated grief and mindfulness counselor. In addition to her work with Everytown, she is an active member with the gun violence advocacy organization Purpose Over Pain, headquartered in Southside Chicago. She also volunteers as a survivor on a committee with the Mayor's Office of Gun Violence Prevention. Get involved: momsdemandaction.org   Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt   Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon

    Common Good Politics - Meet Hillary Scholten, A Candidate for Common Good

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 65:18

    Doug Pagitt and Robb Ryerse sit down with Hillary Scholten, a former DOJ attorney running for congress in Michigan. Robb also announces the new Candidates for Common Good initiative.   HillaryScholten.com   www.candidatesforcommongood.com   Subscribe at www.youtube.com/votecommongood   Robb Ryerse is a pastor, author, and Political Organizer at Vote Common Good. You can find his book about running for congress as a Progressive Republican in Arkansas here: Running For Our Lives  @RobbRyerse   Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt   Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon

    Common Good Science - The End of the Universe as We Know It

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 98:50

    Doug Pagitt and Dan Deitrich are joined by resident astrophysicist Paul Wallace who educates us on the search for other habitable planets, a wild new theory called the Anti-Universe, and how the end of the universe as we know it - The Big Crunch - might come sooner than we thought (don't worry, not for at least 65 million years).   Paul Wallace is an astrophysicist, professor, pastor, and avid birder. He writes and speaks at the intersection of faith and science and holds a PhD in physics from Duke University and an MDiv from Emory University's Candler School of Theology. facebook.com/Paul.Matthew.Wallace   /   twitter.com/paulmwall  / pwallace.net   Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt   Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon

    Is There a Common Good Way to Talk About Abortion?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 65:55

    Doug Pagitt sits down with Amanda Hambrick Ashcraft, pastor at Middle Church in NYC and Founder of Raising Imagination to discuss how we talk about Roe v. Wade and abortion. Amanda Hambrick Ashcraft is an Activist, Writer, Ordained Minister, Mother and Founder of Raising Imagination. Passionate about the intersection of race, faith, politics, feminism, and parenting, her work is cited on CNN, Refinery29, the Wall Street Journal, WNBC, Bust, Crooked Media, Fox News, and the Women's March, Inc. She's presented nationwide on topics including systemic injustice, religion, raising white children as anti-racist,  and involving young children in advocacy. raisingimagination.com   Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt   Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon Help us out and subscribe at www.youtube.com/votecommongood

    Common Good Politics - Roe V Wade, Trump Grand Jury & More

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 74:06

    Doug Pagitt and Robb Ryerse discuss the bombshell news that the Supreme Court appears to have already decided to overturn Roe Vs Wade, plus the Trump Grand Jury, Ohio Primary and more.   Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/votecommongood   Robb Ryerse is a pastor, author, and Political Organizer at Vote Common Good. You can find his book about running for congress as a Progressive Republican in Arkansas here: Running For Our Lives  @RobbRyerse   Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt   Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon

    Big Update for the Common Good Podcast and Livestream

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 56:06

    Doug Pagitt and Dan Deitrich talk about the fresh direction of the Vote Common Good Podcast and Livestream and moving the digital hub and home of the show to YouTube.     Subscribe at: youtube.com/votecommongood   Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt   Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon

    Putin and the Far Right War for Masculinity

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 68:59

    Doug Pagitt and Dan Deitrich discuss how Putin became a symbol for masculinity for the American Far Right and Tucker Carlson suggests that men tan their testicles to increase testosterone.   Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt   Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon

    Common Good Faith - Laura Truax and the Sound of Silence

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 55:17

    Doug Pagitt sits down with Common Good Podcast Alum Laura Truax to hear about her 35-day silent Ignatian retreat and what we can discover in silence and solitude. Join a meditation group at MeditationChapel.org Rev. Dr. Laura Truax is a pastor, author and spiritual director and holds a master of divinity degree from Loyola University and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the joint program of North Park Seminary and Fuller Theological Seminary. She is the author of Undone: When coming apart puts you back together (2013) and Love Let Go: Radical Generosity for the real world (2017) and is part of the Red Letter Christians.   Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt   Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon

    Common Good Politics - Trump, McCarthy, MTG and Elon Musk

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 70:34

    Doug Pagitt, Robb Ryerse and Dan Deitrich look at the week's political headlines, including the release of thousands of text messages between Trump's chief of staff and Marjorie Taylor Greene about declaring "Marshall Law" days before Biden's Inauguration.    Robb Ryerse is a pastor, author, and Political Organizer at Vote Common Good. You can find his book about running for congress as a Progressive Republican in Arkansas here: Running For Our Lives  @RobbRyerse   Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt   Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon

    Common Good News - Unions, Ukraine, and the Climate Crisis

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 70:06

    Doug Pagitt and Dan Deitrich take a look at recent headlines through the lens of the common good.   Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt   Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon

    Common Good Science - Meet the Micronova

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 54:30

    Doug Pagitt and Dan Deitrich sit down with resident astrophysicist Paul Wallace to talk about the cosmos and how birds use the stars to navigate across thousands of miles during migration.   Paul Wallace is an astrophysicist, professor, pastor, and avid birder. He writes and speaks at the intersection of faith and science and holds a PhD in physics from Duke University and an MDiv from Emory University's Candler School of Theology. facebook.com/Paul.Matthew.Wallace   /   twitter.com/paulmwall  / pwallace.net   Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt   Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich   Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon  

    Randy Woodley - Reconnecting with Sacred Earth

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 60:07

    Doug Pagitt and Dan Deitrich sit down with author, scholar, activist, wisdom-keeper, and Cherokee descendant Randy Woodley to talk about his new book 100 Days of Reconnecting with Sacred Earth and why indigenous wisdom is needed to literally save the world.   Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt   The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon

    Common Good Politics - Gov. Abbott's Truck Debacle, Homeless Hitler and More

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 41:48

    Robb Ryerse and Dan Deitrich discuss recent political headlines including a Tennessee State Senator giving a lesson on homeless Hitler to support a bill criminalizing homelessness.   Robb Ryerse is a pastor, author, and Political Organizer at Vote Common Good. You can find his book about running for congress as a Progressive Republican in Arkansas here: Running For Our Lives  @RobbRyerse   The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon

    Common Good Politics - Why Politicians Should Make Americans the Hero of the Story

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 67:58

    Doug Pagitt and Robb Ryerse sit down with Gretchen Barton of Future Majority and Worthy Strategy Group to talk about the power of narrative and why politicians should make Americans the hero of the story in their messaging.   Gretchen Barton is Principal at Worthy Strategy Group, Research Director at Future Majority, and former policy lead at the Harvard-founded research firm, Olson Zaltman. She has written for the Journal of College Student Development and the American Journal of Health Behavior, and co-authored, Prevalence and Profile: Hazing Among College Students and Points of Intervention. She recently co-authored “The Science of Winning with Stories: Using Agency, Urgency, and Community,” a science-based explanation of why storytelling is the most effective form to engage and move a populace.   Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt   Robb Ryerse is a pastor, author, and Political Organizer at Vote Common Good. You can find his book about running for congress as a Progressive Republican in Arkansas here: Running For Our Lives  @RobbRyerse   The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon

    Andre Henry on Hope - And Hard Pills to Swallow - About Fighting for Black Lives

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 65:26

    Doug Pagitt and Dan Deitrich sit down with activist, artist and author Andre Henry to talk about his new book, All the White Friends I Couldn't Keep: Hope - and Hard Pills to Swallow - About Fighting for Black Lives.   You can pick up the book - and a Break Up With White Jesus coffee mug - at AndreHenry.co   When the rallying cry “Black Lives Matter” was heard across the world in 2013, Andre Henry was one of the millions for whom the movement caused a political awakening and a rupture in some of his closest relationships with white people. As he began using his artistic gifts to share his experiences and perspective, Henry was aggrieved to discover that many white Americans—people he called friends and family—were more interested in debating whether racism existed or whether Henry was being polite enough in the way he used his voice. In this personal and thought-provoking book, Henry explores how the historical divides between Black people and non-Black people are expressed through our most mundane interactions, and why this struggle won't be resolved through civil discourse, diversity hires, interracial relationships, or education. What we need is a revolution, one that moves beyond symbolic progress to disrupt systems of racial violence and inequality in tangible, creative ways.   Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt   The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon  

    Common Good Politics - Kelly Krout, the Foster Mom Running for Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 58:37

    Doug Pagitt and Robb Ryerse discuss the week's top political stories, including the trial of two men accused of plotting to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan. At the 30-minute mark they are joined by Kelly Krout, a mother of seven and unexpected TikTok star running for Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas.   kellyforarkansas.com   Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt   Robb Ryerse is a pastor, author, and Political Organizer at Vote Common Good. You can find his book about running for congress as a Progressive Republican in Arkansas here: Running For Our Lives  @RobbRyerse   The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon

    Common Good News - Ukraine, Title 42, and Don't Say Gay Legislation

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 71:14

    Doug Pagitt and Dan Deitrich take a look at recent headlines through the lens of the Common Good.   Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt   The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon

    Common Good Politics - highlights in 4 min each

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 67:03

    Doug Pagitt and Robb Ryerse take an insightful, humorous and common good approach to the weeks news.  top 12 political stories discussed for four minutes each. 

    Common Good Immigration - Live From Grand Rapids, MI

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 79:50

    The Common Good Immigration Tour stopped in Grand Rapids, MI to share stories from our cycling trip along the US/Mexico border. This is an abbreviated version of that event featuring talks from Dora Rodriguez of Salvavision in Sasabe, Mexico, Alma Ruth of Practice Mercy in Reynosa, Mexico, Mark Adams of Frontera De Christo in Agua Prieta, Mexico and Iliana Ponce of Lighthouse Immigration Advocates in Holland, Michigan. Also hear from author and activist Shane Claiborne, Hollywood producer Danny Strong (Dopesick, Billions), and mosaic artist Vanessa Ryerse.   Watch all of the clips from the upcoming documentary at votecommongood.com/we-the-people-ride-documentary. Watch the full Grand Rapids event at youtube.com/votecommongood   The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon

    Common Good Immigration - Live From South Bend, IN

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 79:31

    The Common Good Immigration Tour stopped in South Bend, IN to share stories from our cycling trip along the US/Mexico border. This is an abbreviated version of that event featuring talks from Dora Rodriguez of Salvavision in Sasabe, Mexico, Alma Ruth of Practice Mercy in Reynosa, Mexico, Community Organizer Jesusa Rivera of South Bend, and Juan Constantino of Le Casa De Amistad South Bend.   Watch all of the clips from the upcoming documentary at votecommongood.com/we-the-people-ride-documentary. Watch the full South Bend event, which includes talks from Shane Claiborne and Vanessa Ryerse plus music from Dan Deitrich and Brandon Pfiefer, at youtube.com/votecommongood

    Common Good Politics - Meet Rev Wendy Hamilton, Candidate for Washington D. C Delegate

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 60:06

    Rev. Wendy Hamilton stops by the show to talk about why she is running to be Washington D.C.'s Congressional Delegate.   Rev. Wendy is an ordained minister, social justice advocate, and mother of one, who currently resides in Washington, DC. She is originally from a small town in southern Ohio (Portsmouth).   Rev. Wendy proudly received her Bachelor's Degree from Howard University (B.S. Human Development, in 1991) and her Master's Degree from Howard University School of Divinity ( M.A. Religious Studies, 2006.) She credits her educational experiences and single motherhood as being two of the most transformative of her life.   Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt   Robb Ryerse is a pastor, author, and Political Organizer at Vote Common Good. You can find his book about running for congress as a Progressive Republican in Arkansas here: Running For Our Lives  @RobbRyerse   The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon  

    Common Good Faith - Ukrainian Refugees and How We Treat Asylum Seekers at the US Border

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 67:24

    As the horrific Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, millions of refugees are being welcomed into European countries. The world has rallied around the fleeing Ukrainians in a beautiful outpouring of compassion - and yet, it raises the question: why don't we treat refugees and migrants from other countries with the same level of compassion?   Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt   The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon

    Common Good Issues - Protecting Trans Kids from the Religious Right

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 64:14

    Author, Pastor and LGBTQ Advocate Paula Stone Williams sits down with host Doug Pagitt to discuss the recent wave of laws targeting transgender kids and their parents. Paula Stone Williams is an internationally-known speaker on issues of gender equity, LGBTQ advocacy, and religious tolerance.  She has been featured in TEDWomen, TEDSummit, the New York Times, Red Table Talk, TEDxMileHigh, the Washington Post, NPR, Good Morning America, CNN, ABC News, and scores of other media outlets. Paula has been a keynote speaker for hundreds of corporations, conferences, and universities around the world.  Her TED talks have had over six million views. Paula's memoir, As A Woman – What I Learned About Power, Sex, and the Patriarchy After I Transitioned was published by Simon & Schuster in June of 2021.     Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt   The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon

    Common Good Issues - Terry Esau, Founder of Free Bikes For Kids

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 63:32

    Terry Esau stops by the show to talk about how and why he founded Free Bikes for Kids and then Free Guitars for Kids. Free Bikes for Kids is on track to give away 1 million bikes to under-resourced kids in the next couple years. Terry Esau has over 10 years in the non-profit sector, having exercised his leadership as the founder of FB4K in 2010. In addition, Terry has been instrumental in catalyzing the move from a Minnesota-only platform to the 12 US cities that FB4K currently calls home. Terry has been recognized for his societal contributions both nationally (USA Today Make A Difference award) and internationally (Guinness World Records). In his spare time, Terry is a published author and speaker on various topics, including the ‘Wellbeing of under-resourced kids in America.' In addition to his bicycle advocacy, Terry is an avid cyclist, musician and artist.   Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt   The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon    

    Common Good Politics - The GOP's Freedom Caucus Problem

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 61:12

    Doug Pagitt and Robb Ryerse discuss the week's political stories including Ukraine, the Supreme Court, and the Republican's internal struggle against the Freedom Caucus.   Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt   Robb Ryerse is a pastor, author, and Political Organizer at Vote Common Good. You can find his book about running for congress as a Progressive Republican in Arkansas here: Running For Our Lives  @RobbRyerse   The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon

    Common Good Science - 7 Questions About the Expansion of the Universe

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 48:44

    Resident astrophysicist, pastor, professor and birder Paul Wallace joins Doug Pagitt to talk about the 7 biggest questions about the expansion of the universe.   Paul Wallace is an astrophysicist, professor, pastor, and avid birder. He writes and speaks at the intersection of faith and science and holds a PhD in physics from Duke University and an MDiv from Emory University's Candler School of Theology. facebook.com/Paul.Matthew.Wallace   /   twitter.com/paulmwall  / pwallace.net   Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director of Vote Common Good and is a pastor, author, and social activist.       twitter.com/pagitt   The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon

    Common Good Politics - Meet the Navy Intelligence Officer Running For Congress

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 49:16

    Robb Ryerse and Dan Deitrich take a look at recent developments in Ukraine and are joined at the 30-Minute mark by Patrick Schmidt, a former U.S. Navy Intelligence Officer running for Congress in Kansas.   www.PatrickforKansas.com   Patrick Schmidt grew up in a family deeply rooted in Kansas values shaped by six generations of farmers, miners, and teachers. While in the Navy, Patrick served on the USS RONALD REAGAN supporting the battle group's intelligence team defending U.S. interests from China and Russia. After witnessing the January 6 Insurrection from his Washington D.C. apartment window, Patrick transitioned to the Naval Reserve and returned to Kansas to run for congress.   Robb Ryerse is a pastor, author, and Political Organizer at Vote Common Good. You can find his book about running for congress as a Progressive Republican in Arkansas here: Running For Our Lives  @RobbRyerse   The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon

    Common Good Faith - A Field Guide to Christian Nonviolence

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 59:19

    As Russian tanks and troops invade our peaceful, democratic ally Ukraine, the conversation about the Christian response to war and violence moves from the theoretical to the real and urgent. David Cramer and Myles Werntz join Doug Pagitt and Dan Deitrich to talk about their new book: A Fieldguide to Christian Nonviolence.   Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt   The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon  

    Common Good Faith - How Right-Wing Evangelicals Are Destroying Our Nation and Our Faith with Dr. Obery Hendricks

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2022 59:25

    Doug Pagitt sits down with Dr. Obery Hendricks Jr. to talk about his new book Christians Against Christianity: How Right-Wing Evangelicals Are Destroying Our Nation and Our Faith.  Dr. Obery Hendricks, Jr, who Cornel West calls, "one of the last few grand prophetic intellectuals," is a lifelong activist and arguably the most influential African American Biblical scholar writing today.   In the wake of the deadly insurrectionist attack on the US Capitol, Christians Against Christianity is a clarion call to stand up to the hypocrisy of the evangelical Right, as well as a guide for Christians to return their faith to the life-affirming message that Jesus brought and died for. What Hendricks offers is a provocative diagnosis, an urgent warning that right-wing evangelicals' aspirations for Christian nationalist supremacy are a looming threat, not only to Christian decency but to democracy itself. What they offer to America is anything but good news.   Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt   The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon  

    Common Good Politics - Chris Deluzio, the Navy Vet & Voting Rights Lawyer Running for Congress

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 51:43

    Robb Ryerse and Dan Deitrich discuss the conflict in Ukraine and are joined at the 30-minute mark by Navy veteran and voting rights lawyer Chris Deluzio to hear why he is running for congress in Pennsylvania.  Chris Deluzio is a Pittsburgh native, Iraq War veteran, U.S. Naval Academy graduate, and voting rights attorney. As a lawyer, Chris worked to protect voting rights and our elections in his current role as the policy director at Pitt Cyber and previously at the Brennan Center for Justice. He was part of the Pitt Faculty Organizing Committee with the United Steelworkers, fighting successfully for a union. Chris lives with his wife, Zoe, three young children, and their dog, Yankee Doodle, in Allegheny County. Chris received a Bachelor of Science degree with merit from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis. Following graduation from the Naval Academy, he was commissioned as an active-duty surface warfare officer in the U.S. Navy. Chris's military service included three deployments, including a tour of duty as a U.S. Army Civil Affairs Officer in Iraq.   Robb Ryerse is a pastor, author, and Political Organizer at Vote Common Good. You can find his book about running for congress as a Progressive Republican in Arkansas here: Running For Our Lives  @RobbRyerse   The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon

    The Christian Fundraising Website Behind the ”Freedom Convoy”

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2022 67:56

    The website GiveSendGo claims to be the #1 Christian Crowdfunding Site" but in reality, it is the center of funding misinformation and lies including the Truck Blockade in Canada.     Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt   Robb Ryerse is a pastor, author, and Political Organizer at Vote Common Good. You can find his book about running for congress as a Progressive Republican in Arkansas here: Running For Our Lives  @RobbRyerse   The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon

    Common Good Faith - The Rise of the Progressive Mormons with Jana Riess

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 58:32

    Doug Pagitt sits down with Jana Riess to talk about her new book The Next Mormons: How Millennials are Changing the LDS Church and how her faith compels her to work toward the common good.   Jana Riess is a writer and editor who has focused on American religions. She earned a bachelor's degree in religion from Wellesley College, a master's degree in theology from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a PhD in American Religious Studies from Columbia University. She was the religion book review editor for Publishers Weekly from 1999 to 2008. She then blogged for Beliefnet, and since 2012 writes a blog called “Flunking Sainthood” for Religion News Service.   Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt  The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon

    Common Goo0d Politics - Meet Marcus Flowers, the Army Vet Running to Defeat Marjorie Taylor Greene

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2022 53:00

    Doug Pagitt and Robb Ryerse discuss recent comments by Rep. Ocasio-Cortez about just how broken and dysfunctional congress really is. At the 30-minute mark, they're joined by Army Veteran Marcus Flowers who shares what motivated him to run for congress in Georgia against Marjorie Taylor Greene, and why extremism and disinformation are such a threat to America. www.marcusforgeorgia.com   "Marcus Flowers has spent his entire career defending the United States. First – he served as an active duty member of the US Army, followed by more than 20 years as a contractor or official for the State Department and Department of Defense. Marcus has spent a decade in combat zones around the world and has worked on four continents. He has seen first hand the damage done by extremism and disinformation, and he WILL NOT let Marjorie Taylor Greene take us down the same path here in America. Her conspiracy theories may have made her famous, but they haven't done a thing to help the people in this district."   Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt   Robb Ryerse is a pastor, author, and Political Organizer at Vote Common Good. You can find his book about running for congress as a Progressive Republican in Arkansas here: Running For Our Lives  @RobbRyerse   The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon

    Common Good News - The Best Halftime Show of All Time, plus Covid and the Trucker Convoy

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 40:08

    Doug Pagitt and Dan Deitrich discuss recent headlines and events through the lens of the common good including the Super Bowl Halftime Show, how Covid exposed vulnerabilities in our healthcare system, and the far-right trucker convoy that shit down a US/Canada border bridge.   Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt  The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon

    Common Good Science - Magnetic Black Holes and Crypto Mars Rocks

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 54:30

    Resident Astrophysicist Pastor Paul Wallace stops by the show to talk about the wild new discovery that some black holes emit massive amounts of magnetic energy. Plus, an update on the James Webb Space Telescope, how crypto currency tycoons are jacking up the price of meteorites from Mars, and more.   Paul Wallace, Ph.D is an astrophysicist, professor, pastor, and avid birder. He writes and speaks at the intersection of faith and science and holds a Ph.D in physics from Duke University and an MDiv from Emory University's Candler School of Theology. facebook.com/Paul.Matthew.Wallace   /   twitter.com/paulmwall  / pwallace.net   Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director of Vote Common Good and is a pastor, author, and social activist.       twitter.com/pagitt   The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon

    Why School Boards Are Banning Books with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 60:39

    Spoiler Alert: it's white supremacy. Doug Pagitt sits down with author and activist Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove to discuss the recent wave of "anti-woke" protests and book-banning efforts. A well-funded network of rightwing organizations (many of the same groups trying to make it harder to vote) is trying to use the fears white people have about the pandemic and calls for racial justice to cosolidate political power. They will say it's about "freedom" and "patriotism." They say it's about "traditional values," as they have for four decades. But it's a cynical campaign to misinform. The school board fights are a manufactured controversy to fuel America's on-going culture wars.   Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove is a celebrated spiritual writer and sought-after speaker. A native of North Carolina, he is a graduate of Eastern University and Duke Divinity School. He lives with his family at the Rutba House, a Christian community and house of hospitality, in Durham, North Carolina. He directs School for Conversion and serves on the Steering Committee of the Poor People's Campaign. Follow him on Twitter @wilsonhartgrove. jonathanwilsonhartgrove.com   Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt  The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon

    Common Good Faith - How Secularism Protects Democracy with Professor Jacques Berlinerblau

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 62:28

    Doug Pagitt talks with Jacques Berlinerblau about common misperceptions about the separation of church and state and how secularism is "the guardrail that protects democracy." His new book, Secularism: The Basics, is available now.   Jacques Berlinerblau, Ph.D, is Professor of Jewish Civilization at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Berlinerblau has published on a wide variety of issues ranging from secularism, to religion and politics, to Jewish-American fiction, to African-American and Jewish-American relations, to American higher education.   www.jberlinerblau.com   Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt   The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon

    Common Good Politics - Dr. Annie Andrews, the Pediatrician Running for Congress in South Carolina

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2022 69:20

    Doug Pagitt and Robb Ryerse sit down with Dr. Annie Andrews to talk about how her work as a pediatrician and gun violence prevention activist compelled her to run for congress. In the second half of the show, Doug and Robb marvel at the RNC declaring the January 6 Insurrection, "legitimate political discourse."   Dr. Annie Andrews is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston and has been a pediatrician at MUSC since 2009. She cares for children and adolescents from all over the Lowcountry at the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital. There she also developed and directed the Advocacy Curriculum for the Department of Pediatrics. She is a gun violence prevention researcher and community advocate working to reduce the frequency of pediatric firearm injuries with a focus on secure storage counseling and gun safety education in the community.  She is an active volunteer with Moms Demand Action, the largest grassroots gun violence prevention organization in the country.   www.DrAnnieAndrews.com   Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt   Robb Ryerse is a pastor, author, and Political Organizer at Vote Common Good. You can find his book about running for congress as a Progressive Republican in Arkansas here: Running For Our Lives  @RobbRyerse   The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon

    Common Good Economics - How Money Works with Professor Ron Mau, Ph.D.

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2022 86:34

    Doug Pagitt and Dan Deitrich sit down with Ron Mau, Ph.D to talk about how the economy works and the ways Modern Monetary Theory doesn't line up with reality.   Dr. Ron Mau is assistant professor of economics at the University of Mississippi and is broadly interested in the impact of monetary policy on the financial sector in the United States. His work focuses on the impact of Federal Reserve asset purchases, a prominent feature of US monetary policy for the past decade, on lending rates. Asset purchases change household demand for debt-financed expenditures. His work also addresses how this interaction of monetary policy and finance affects standard macroeconomic results related to fiscal policy and asset purchases' impact on household inequality.    @MauMacroTweets   Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt   The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon

    A Whistleblower for the Common Good - Jane Turner

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 69:38

    Doug Pagitt sits down with Jane Turner, a 25-year veteran Special Agent with the FBI who exposed FBI failures in the child crime program. She is now the Director and Chair of Whistleblower Leadership Council and host of the Whistleblower of the Week Podcast on Whistleblower Network News. -- Jane Turner was a highly decorated, 25-year veteran Special Agent with the FBI. She served in the most difficult investigatory positions and was the first women named as the head of an FBI resident agency. She led the FBI's highly successful programs combating crimes against women and child sex crime victims on North Dakota Indian Reservations.  In retaliation for exposing FBI failures within its child crime program, Turner was removed from senior resident agent position. Turner successfully fought her removal and won a historic victory for all FBI whistleblowers before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.  She challenged her retaliation in federal court, and won a unanimous jury verdict in her favor, obtaining the largest compensatory damage award permitted under the law for federal employees.  Jane also exposed criminal theft of property at the 9/11 crime scene by a handful of FBI agents.  She was harshly retaliated against for reporting these violations to the Department of Justice, Inspector General.  After a ten-year battle, she prevailed, becoming only one of a small handful of FBI agents to win her cases under the FBI Whistleblower Protection Act.     Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt   The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon

    Common Good Faith - Screenwriter and Messaging Maven Dode Levenson

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2022 74:39

    Doug Pagitt sits down with screenwriter and messaging maven Dode Levenson to talk about how his faith compels him to work toward the common good, and why giving people an "exit ramp" from ignorant beliefs is more important than feeling morally superior.   Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt   The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon

    Common Good Politics - Oh No, Libertarians!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2022 64:07

    Doug Pagitt and Robb Ryerse discuss how the Libertarian ethos has infiltrated the Republican Party and how "Covid Restrictions and Other Overreach Bring America Toward a Libertarian Moment" according to the Wall Street Journal.   Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt   Robb Ryerse is a pastor, author, and Political Organizer at Vote Common Good. You can find his book about running for congress as a Progressive Republican in Arkansas here: Running For Our Lives  @RobbRyerse   The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon

    Common Good News - Joe Rogen, Trump, and the Misinformation Machine

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 61:32

    Doug Pagitt and Dan Deitrich discuss the Joe Rogen debacle, Trump floating the idea of pardons for insurrectionists, and how misinformation is spread and weaponized.   Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist. @pagitt   The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon

    Common Good Science - What to Do When Science Disagrees?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 60:46

    Astrophysicist Paul Wallace joins Doug Pagitt and Dan Deitrich to talk about what to do when science, doctors, and "experts" disagree. Plus, mysterious, pulsing space objects and Elon Musk's space trash hitting the moon.   Paul Wallace is an astrophysicist, professor, pastor, and avid birder. He writes and speaks at the intersection of faith and science and holds a PhD in physics from Duke University and an MDiv from Emory University's Candler School of Theology. facebook.com/Paul.Matthew.Wallace   /   twitter.com/paulmwall  / pwallace.net   Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist. @pagitt   The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon

    Solving The Polarization Problem with Gregg Hurwitz

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 65:41

    Polarization is killing America. Gregg Hurwitz, bestselling author, screenwriter and political messaging consultant, sits down with host Doug Pagitt to talk about how his upbringing and work in Hollywood prepared him to work toward the common good while not vilifying those on the other side of the political spectrum.  Gregg Hurwitz is the New York Times #1 internationally bestselling author of 23 thrillers including the ORPHAN X series. His novels have won numerous literary awards and have been published in 33 languages. Gregg currently serves as the Co-President of International Thriller Writers (ITW). Additionally, he's written poetry, screenplays and television scripts for many of the major studios and networks, comics for AWA, DC, and Marvel, and political and culture pieces for The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Bulwark and others. @gregghurwitz www.gregghurwitz.com   Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt   The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon    

    Common Good Faith - Why Simon Trautman is Running for Hennepin County Attorney

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 49:59

    Doug Pagitt sits down with Simon Trautmann to talk about how his faith compelled him to run for office and fight for those on the margins of society. simonforcountyattorney.com   Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt   The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon

    Common Good Politics - Meet Josh Remillard, the Combat Vet Running for Congress Against Madison Cawthorn

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 53:58

    Doug Pagitt and Robb Ryerse, Vote Common Good's Political Organizer, discus the latest political gaffs and headlines. Later, they are joined by Josh Remillard, the combat veteran running for congress in North Carolina against Madison Cawthorn. Their interview starts at the 32:26 mark. www.JoshRemillard.com   Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt   Robb Ryerse is a pastor, author, and Political Organizer at Vote Common Good. You can find his book about running for congress as a Progressive Republican in Arkansas here: Running For Our Lives  @RobbRyerse   The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic   votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon

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