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The New Activist


From IJM comes The New Activist podcast. Each week, you’ll hear from the activists and world changers tackling some of the world’s biggest problems. Presented by International Justice Mission (

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Harmony Grillo, Victim to Survivor to Liberator

Aug 2 • 44:54

Harmony Grillo is a survivor of exploitation turned UCLA honor student. Her goal is to help women and girls entrenched in sexual exploitation find freedom. In 2003, she founded Treasures to support other women in their recovery from the commercial sex industry and trafficking. Harmony’s memoir, Scars and Stilettos, details her harrowing account of moving from victim to sur...

John Prendergast, Following the Dirty Money

Jul 26 • 43:10

John Prendergast is a human rights and anti-corruption activist as well as a New York Times best-selling author. He is the Co-Founder with George Clooney of The Sentry, an investigative and policy team that follows the dirty money connected to war criminals and transnational war profiteers. ...

Dr. William Cooke, Treating a Health Care Crisis

Jun 28 • 46:08

Dr. William Cooke is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Medicine, specializing in family medicine, addiction medicine, and HIV medicine. In his recent book, Canary in the Coal Mine, Dr. Cooke tells the story of uncovering an unprecedented health care disaster in his rural Indiana town - an opioid epidemic turned HIV outbreak....

Dr. Michelle Ami Reyes, Connecting Across Cultures

Jun 7 • 34:34

Dr. Reyes is a second generation Indian American author, speaker, and activist. In addition, she is the Vice President of the Asian American Christian Collaborative and co-planted a church with her husband Aaron called Hope Community Church. This church is a minority-led multicultural church in East Austin. ...

Sho Baraka, Knowing Your History

May 24 • 38:30

Sho Baraka is a globally recognized recording artist, performer, culture curator, activist, and writer. His work combines his artistic platform with his academic history to contribute a unique perspective, elevating the contemporary conversation on faith, art, and culture....

Stefan Van Voorst, Community Through Relationships

May 10 • 33:56

Stefan Van Voorst is the Founder and Executive Director of one2one. At one2one, they "...believe intentional relationships create, change, and build communities." They work in the Minneapolis and St. Paul cities of Minnesota. Today, Stefan shares with host Eddie Kaufholz about the power of relationships and how his organization is engaging in critical dialogues about race...

Adama Sanneh, Reclaiming Your Story

Apr 26 • 33:46

Adama Sanneh is the co-founder and CEO of The Moleskine Foundation. This foundation embraces the experience of the founders of the Moleskine Brand who are committed to applying the very values that led to the brand’s success to generate social impact. Today, Adama shares with host Eddie Kaufholz about some of the work that the foundation is doing, including an important i...

Rev. Jim Wallis, The Re-founding of America

Apr 5 • 36:38

Rev. Jim Wallis is a globally respected writer, teacher, preacher, justice advocate, and regular international commentator on ethics and public life. He is a New York Times bestselling author of twelve books, including Christ in Crisis, America's Original Sin, God's Politics, and The Great Awakening. ...

Julie Won & Richard Lee on Being Asian in America

Mar 23 • 35:03

Julie Won is running for City Council in New York, in the influential District 26. If elected, Julie will be the first Korean-American Councilmember and one of the few Councilmembers who are naturalized citizens....

Laura Thompson Osuri, Homes Not Borders

Mar 8 • 29:02

Laura Thompson Osuri is the founder of Homes Not Borders whose mission is to provide the refugee and asylum-seeking population of the D.C. area with all they need to succeed and feel at home in the United States....

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