Episode 4

How do we show up in partnership for the collective?

Rev. John Vaughn

On this episode our President, Rev. Dr. David Vásquez-Levy Levy, sits down with Rev. John Vaughn, who currently serves as the Executive Pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Previously, Rev. Vaughn served as the Executive Vice President at Auburn Theological Seminary, a national leadership development and research institute that equips leaders of faith and moral courage for multifaith movements for justice. Prior to Auburn, Rev. Vaughn served as the program director for the Twenty-First Century Foundation, in Harlem, New York, advancing strategic giving for Black community change, and has served as the Executive Director of the Peace Development Fund, which provides funding, training and assistance for grassroots peace and justice community organizing throughout the United States and select countries internationally.

Here, Rev. Vaughn casts light on showing up in partnership for the collective by being authentically who we are and recognizing the breadth of spirituality that is present in any group, and speaking to that in ways that affirm the power of the divine. He also talks about the importance of action and that this is a spirituality grounded in that action. It’s truly about telling our stories with such clarity and conviction that it invites others to share as well!


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