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ShopTalk_Episode 021

Justice and Compassion - Racism and Injustice with Rev. Dr. Ray Aldred

March 19, 2021

Conversations on race and justice are not just a one time thing, but something must continually lean into. In Canada these conversations must include the experience of indigenous people. Join us for a conversation with Rev. Dr. Ray Aldred, the director of Indigenous Studies program at the Vancouver School of Theology. He provides insight on how we can cultivate a posture of listening and learning that can begin to build a foundation of understanding to help shine a light on issues of racism and injustice in our World. Be sure to grab the podcast from any of these places Apple 👉 https://bit.ly/staacshoptalk Spotify 👉 https://bit.ly/staacshoptalk1 Stitcher 👉 https://bit.ly/staacshoptalk2 Google Play 👉 https://bit.ly/staacshoptalk3

ShopTalk_Episode 022

With Guest Melissa Strike • April 23, 2021

What does it mean to go and be the Church? It can be a question that people find hard to explain, but can it be as simple as acting on the values and practices of Jesus in our world today? In this episode of the Shoptalk podcast, Pastor Mike is joined by Melissa Strike and discuss how Jesus has shaped her passion for foster and adoption along with her new work with Safe Families Edmonton. Check it out wherever you get your podcasts Apple 👉 https://bit.ly/staacshoptalk Spotify 👉 https://bit.ly/staacshoptalk1 Stitcher 👉 https://bit.ly/staacshoptalk2 Google Play 👉 https://bit.ly/staacshoptalk3

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Mental Health During Covid-19 with Jennifer Chow • February 26, 2021 • Mike Sotski

We're coming up the one year mark in this pandemic and everyone has felt the effects in one way or another. For many of us, we have not had the language or training to know how to process the experience. Jennifer Chow, a registered Psychologist, joins us as we talk about the ways faith and community can be integral components to help us navigate these days. Available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify and Stitcher.

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Mental Health During Covid-19 with Kyle Shalk • February 5, 2021 • Mike Sotski

During this covid season, mental health has become a significant issue as we have dealt with lockdowns and isolation. The stress, worry, anxiety, loneliness have all compressed bringing challenges to our mental health. Join us for a conversation with psychologist Kyle Schalk as we talk about removing the stigma attached to mental health and ways that we can help to create environments where its ok to not be ok.