Undaunted: Conversations with Radical Peacemakers brings us stories from the front-lines of peacemaking.
In our divided and dangerous world, how can we choose peace? Join us on our journey to find answers, guided by radical peacemakers and their stories from the front-lines.
When conflict seems intractable, these conversations give us the courage to choose a different way—a way of justice, healing, and hope. A way of peacemaking.
Undaunted is hosted by David Gungor, Telos Director of Partnerships, associate pastor of Good Shepherd New York, and half of the internationally acclaimed band, The Brilliance.
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In our season 1 finale, we hear from lawyer, activist, and founder of Justice Defenders, Alexander McLean. Alexander joined us earlier this year to discuss his work defending and empowering the defenseless in prisons and on death row across Uganda and Kenya. In the face of injustice and suffering, he has chosen the deeper work of justice, presence and hope—the work of peacemaking. Listen…
Episode 9: Alexander McLean
Defending the defenseless on death row
What does it mean to call a place “home,” to stay and heal it when it’s broken? In this episode, South Louisiana native and interdisciplinary storyteller Monique Verdin shares with us what her home on the disappearing coast of the Louisiana bayou means to her, and the radical ways she’s working to protect it—its land, its people, and its stories. Listen…
Episode 8: Monique Verdin
The Right to Remain and Reclaim
In life, we don’t often come across people whose passion, kindness, and vision simply blow us away. But in today’s episode, we have. Lana Abu-Hijleh is an activist, business woman, and peacemaker from the West Bank. Her story of love for her homeland, of tragedy and transformation, and of shattering glass ceilings is raw inspiration—the kind of story that stays with you long after the last word rings out. Listen…
Episode 7: Lana Abu-Hijleh
“What saved me was hope”
Colum McCann, National Book Award-winning author and co-founder Narrative 4, joined us this week. We discussed his new bestseller, Apeirogon, based on the stories of bereaved fathers Rami & Bassam (feat.in Episode 4), and explored how courage, truth, and storytelling are essential to the work of peacemaking. Listen…
Episode 6: Colum McCann
Storytelling is an act of courage
A break from our normal programming to offer something special: an invitation into the life of peacemaking from Telos co-founders Greg Khalil and Todd Deatherage. They unpack our definition of “peacemaking,” discuss the six principles and the six practices, and hone in on four elements particularly relevant to our contested and divided moment. Listen…
Episode 5: Special
The Principles and Practices of Peacemaking
According to convention, they should be enemies—Rami is Israeli, Bassam is Palestinian. But they’ve been united together through the gravest of circumstances: the loss of a daughters to the conflict. In the face of their shared grief, they’ve committed their lives to writing a different future for their home. They share their stories with us in this episode. Listen…
Episode 4: Rami Elhanan & Bassam Aramin
When we talk about peacemaking, we mean so much more than kumbaya credits. Today, Greg Khalil, President of Telos, shares why. He dives into the challenges peacemakers face, and how story can be both the cage and the key to our freedom. In this episode, three stories: the man in the white shirt, the man in the red shirt, and the girl with the pink backpack. Listen…
Episode 3: Greg Khalil
The Challenges of the Peacemaker
In Part 1, we heard Robi share the story of losing her son, David, and what she’s learned about reconciliation and nonviolence since. This week, Robi gives us her honest advice on what it takes to be a catalyst for change, and we hear more about the work of the Parents Circle. Listen…
Episode 2: Robi Damelin
A Catalyst for Change
Part 1 of our interview with Robi Damelin, an Israeli mother who lost her son to a Palestinian sniper. Since, Robi has dedicated her life to the work of nonviolence and reconciliation, working closely with the joint Israeli-Palestinian organization, the Parents Circle – Families Forum. Listen…