COVID-19 Mini Series: “Resilience in the face of adversity”
In this podcast mini-series, we talk about how the coronavirus health crisis reveals insights about the values that bind us together.
Episode 7: Resilience and Relationships
We talk with Jessica Bolduc, Thomas Snow, and Carrington Christmas about the concept of resilience, and how spirituality and service find expression in their lives and work with youth. Bolduc and Snow are part of the 4Rs Youth Movement, and Christmas works with the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres.
Episode 6: Environment and Public Policy
We talk with Elizabeth May about how to do politics differently, and consider whether the coronavirus could be a hinge moment in history for how we think about our relationship with the environment. May is the Member of Parliament for Saanich—Gulf Islands and Parliamentary Leader of the Green Party.
Episode 5: Hope and Solidarity during COVID-19
We talk with Rabbi Dr. Laura Duhan-Kaplan and Peter Noteboom about the ways in which religious communities in Canada are fostering hope and solidarity in a time of coronavirus. Noteboom is the General Secretary of the Canadian Council of Churches, and Rabbi Dr. Duhan-Kaplan is Director of Inter-religious Studies at the Vancouver School of Theology.
Episode 4: Leadership and Public Policy
We talk with Karim Bardeesy and Akaash Maharaj about the qualities of leadership during a time of crisis, and how to build a unifying vision around public policy that serves the common good. Bardeesy is the Executive Director of the Ryerson Leadership Lab and Maharaj is the CEO of the Mosaic Institute.
Episode 3: The Role of Community
On this episode, we talk with Ana Serrano and Shabnam Tashakour about the role of the community in responding to coronavirus, and the values they hope will characterize our future society. Serrano holds leadership positions with the Canadian Film Centre and Open Democracy Project, and Tashakour is a member of the Bahá'í Continental Board of Counsellors for the Americas.
Episode 2: The Power of Religion
On this episode, we talk with Hannah Marazzi, Esther Maloney and Eric Farr about the ways in which religion and spirituality are shaping responses to the coronavirus health crisis, and how we can emerge from the crisis with a new consciousness. Marazzi works with Cardus, Maloney leads the Illumine Media Project, and Farr is a PhD student in religion.
Episode 1: The Value of Service to Others
On this episode, we talk with Dr. Lita Cameron and Prof. John Milloy about how an ethic of service to others is informing the response of physicians and government officials to the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Cameron is a family physician in Hamilton, and Prof. Milloy is a professor of public ethics and former minister in the Ontario government.