advocacy / Podcast

CBF Podcast: Mae Elise Cannon, Beyond Hashtag Activism

By Andy Hale

The human race is never short of opinions and stances on any given matter. Just check the trending hashtags on Twitter right now, finding that some of these are headscratchers.

Take, for example, the Academy of Motion Pictures’ snub of actor Steven Yeun for the Best Actor award. Sir Tony puts on a wonderful performance in The Father, but it doesn’t stand up to Yeun in Minari. #YeunOutShinesTheKnightedActor

For many, they have found their voice on social media, discovering they are not alone in their perspective on very challenging matters on race, politics, sexuality, immigration, global warming, and so much more.

Our voices and perspectives matter. But how do we move beyond just voicing our views on social media to taking action against the injustices in our communities?

We sat down with the executive director of Churches for Middle East Peace and the author of Beyond Hashtag Activism, Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, to discuss the connection of our theological convictions and addressing the realities of injustice.

Cannon is also the author of Social Justice Handbook and Just Spirituality, the coeditor of Evangelical Theologies of Liberation and Justice, and an ordained minister in the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC).

Subscribe or Livestream

CBF’s podcast shares stories from across the Fellowship and innovative practices of those working to renew God’s world. The vision is to share ideas, stories, and innovations from ministers, authors, and practitioners.

Join this award-winning audio Podcast by subscribing in iTunes, SoundCloud, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or Facebook.

Sponsorship

This podcast episode is brought to you by The Center for Congregational Health, Baptist Seminary of Kentucky, and McAfee School of Theology Doctor of Ministry program.

Listener Support 

We are inviting you, the listeners, to join us in connecting with the Podcast. Become a monthly listener supporter and receive some perks, including name recognition on the Podcast, questions for upcoming guests, free books from the Podcast, joining the Podcast for an interview, and a VIP experience with the General Assembly Podcast guests.

There are five levels of listener support, starting at $5 per month…learn more and become a supporter today at www.cbf.net/podcastsupport.

Andy Hale is the creator and host of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Podcast. Hale is the senior pastor of University Baptist Church of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, following eight years as the founding pastor of Mosaic Church of Clayton and five years as CBF’s church start specialist. Follow on Twitter @haleandy

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s