This episode is the second in a four-part series recorded in New York City in April 2019 during the Revolutionary Love Conference. This annual justice conference draws faith leaders and activists across various movements for justice and healing. The conference is hosted by Middle Collegiate Church and The Middle Project. In this episode, the Prophetic Resistance podcast talks with Wajahat Ali, a journalist, political commentator and senior fellow at Auburn Seminary. We explored how he became an accidental activist and the impact of both Islamic and Jesuit teachings on his public voice. We also talked about being the only black or brown person in the room and why we have to build what he calls “a multicultural coalition of the willing.” A special note: This episode was recorded just days before Waj delivered a powerful TED talk entitled, The Case for Having Kids. During the talk, he revealed his daughter’s very recent cancer diagnosis. Our prayers are with Waj, his daughter Nusayba, and the entire family.
Show notes: Watch Wajahat Ali’s TED talk here: https://www.ted.com/talks/wajahat_ali_the_case_for_having_kids
Watch Wajahat Ali’s talk during the Revolutionary Love Conference here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAMkKXV5gfc&list=PLVXiuonIksBIwgP0garXJqEBfdOdgv9Ip&index=31&t=0s