Grieving for Orlando in the aftermath of the shooting at the Pulse night club Jeff & Mona discuss the tragedy with guest host, Bentley Stewart. Bentley is a chaplain at UCSF Medical in the Bay Area, and has worked for many years as a pediatrics chaplain. He is also originally from Orlando and provides profound context to the origins of the Pulse night club. Through grappling with their own feelings and thoughts, the three touch on a wide range of topics around the shooting, including tragedy and grief, homophobia, Islamophobia, racism, violence, toxic masculinity, the challenges of being an ally, power, and voice. Instead of having a group segment at the end of the show, Mona reads the names of the victims to honor and commemorate their lives.
In Honor of Our Dead: Latinx, Queer, Trans, Muslim, Black — We Will Be Free (Black Lives Matter Statement on Orlando Shooting)
James Anthony Noel (Prophet, Pastor, Professor, and Painter)
Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki (Theologian and Author)
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Thank you to Bentley for joining us this week.
Thank you to Mike Golin for our intro and outro music. Check out his band Soulwise.
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