At the Edge of the Lege: Where Abortion, Faith, and Politics Collide

Just Texas

Join your hosts Sonja Miller, Rev. Erika Forbes, and Rev. Angela Williams as we create and hold space for courageous conversations about abortion, faith, and politics. The dominant narrative about religion doesn’t reflect who we are, what we believe, and how we live. When we’re not speaking out during the Texas legislative session (or lege for short), we’re digging deep to share stories that can change the world. Stories drive culture. Culture drives politics. Faith affects all of it. Will you join us At the Edge of the Lege?

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This episode features a conversation with reproductive justice activist Rev. Kenyetta Chinwe from SisterSong. Kenyetta shares their life journey that led to ordination, releasing a record, and working for reproductive justice. Join us as we learn how reproductive justice touches every part of our lives. FOLLOW US on social media: IG @wearejusttx FB @wearejusttx Twitter @wearejusttx https://justtx.org/ Learn more about SisterSong at https://www.sistersong.net/ This podcast is a production of Just Texas - a project of the Texas Freedom Network. Hosted by: Sonja Miller Rev. Erika Forbes Rev. Angela Williams Produced by Jules Mandel Edited by Aria Levanti Music by Brandon Torio Album Art by Reba Balint --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/attheedgeofthelege/message

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Dec 2020

57 min 59 sec

On this episode abortion storyteller, CoWanda Rusk beautifully weaves together her faith story and her abortion story. Listen as she shares how God was with her every step of the way while she navigated the complicated abortion system in Texas. Stories drive culture. Culture drives politics. Faith affects all of it. FOLLOW US on social media: IG @wearejusttx FB @wearejusttx Twitter @wearejusttx https://justtx.org/ Find CoWanda Rusk on Twitter @BECOWANDAFUL and read her articles here: https://rewirenewsgroup.com/author/cowanda-rusk/. Donate to an abortion fund near you at https://abortionfunds.org/need-abortion/#funds-list. This podcast is a production of Just Texas - a project of the Texas Freedom Network. Hosted by: Sonja Miller Rev. Erika Forbes Rev. Angela Williams Produced by Jules Mandel Edited by Aria Levanti Music by Brandon Torio Album Art by Reba Balint --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/attheedgeofthelege/message

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Nov 2020

54 min 59 sec

This episode features Amy Hagstrom Miller, Founder, CEO, and President of Whole Woman’s Health and Whole Woman’s Health Alliance, one of the nation’s leading independent abortion providers. Amy shares her work eradicating stigma, boosting self-esteem, and examining identity through abortion care. Then we dig into a provocative reflection on words from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and what he can teach us about abortion advocacy today. FOLLOW US on social media: IG @wearejusttx FB @wearejusttx Twitter @wearejusttx https://justtx.org/ Learn more about Whole Woman's Health at https://www.wholewomanshealth.com/. Learn more about Whole Woman's Health Alliance at https://www.wholewomanshealthalliance.org/. Find your local independent abortion provider here: https://prochoice.org/. This podcast is a production of Just Texas - a project of the Texas Freedom Network. Hosted by: Sonja Miller Rev. Erika Forbes Rev. Angela Williams Produced by Jules Mandel Edited by Aria Levanti Music by Brandon Torio Album Art by Reba Balint --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/attheedgeofthelege/message

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Nov 2020

57 min 27 sec

Episode 3: In Episode 3, join our hosts Sonja Miller, Rev. Erika Forbes, Rev Angela Williams, and fiery guest Rev. Dr. Cari Jackson, Director of Spiritual Care and Activism for the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. Listen in as they drop major truth bombs about abortion, faith, and politics. Stories drive culture. Culture drives politics. Faith affects all of it. FOLLOW US on social media: IG @wearejusttx FB @wearejusttx Twitter @wearejusttx https://justtx.org/ Learn more about Rev. Dr. Cari Jackson and her publications at http://www.drcarijackson.com/. Learn more about Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice Compassion School at https://rcrc.org/compassion-school/. This podcast is a production of Just Texas - a project of the Texas Freedom Network. Hosted by: Sonja Miller Rev. Erika Forbes Rev. Angela Williams Produced by Jules Mandel Edited by Aria Levanti Music by Brandon Torio Album Art by Reba Balint --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/attheedgeofthelege/message

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Oct 2020

53 min 7 sec

In Episode 2, join a lively discussion about how to make progressive change happen in Texas. Hosts Sonja Miller, Rev. Erika Forbes, and Rev. Angela Williams share how they developed a framework that centers abortion, the most divisive issue in our country, to create a more Just Texas. Stories drive culture. Culture drives politics. Faith affects all of it. FOLLOW US on social media: IG @wearejusttx FB @wearejusttx Twitter @wearejusttx https://justtx.org/ This podcast is a production of Just Texas - a project of the Texas Freedom Network. Hosted by: Sonja Miller Rev. Erika Forbes Rev. Angela Williams Produced by Jules Mandel Edited by Aria Levanti Music by Brandon Torio Album Art by Reba Balint --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/attheedgeofthelege/message

Oct 2020

46 min 10 sec

In Episode 1, join our hosts Sonja Miller, Rev. Erika Forbes, and Rev. Angela Williams as they introduce themselves. Learn why they created At the Edge of the Lege, and how they entered the work at the intersection of abortion, faith, and politics. Finally, get a sneak peek of what’s coming in Season 1. FOLLOW US on social media: IG @wearejusttx FB @wearejusttx Twitter @wearejusttx https://justtx.org/ This podcast is a production of Just Texas - a project of the Texas Freedom Network. Hosted by: Sonja Miller Rev. Erika Forbes Rev. Angela Williams Produced by Jules Mandel Edited by Aria Levanti Music by Brandon Torio Album Art by Reba Balint --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/attheedgeofthelege/message

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Sep 2020

26 min 21 sec

Welcome to At the Edge of the Lege: Where Abortion, Faith, and Politics Collide! Join hosts Sonja Miller, Rev. Erika Forbes, and Rev Angela Williams as they share how abortion, faith, and politics collide in their lives and work. FOLLOW US on social media: IG @wearejusttx FB @wearejusttx Twitter @wearejusttx https://justtx.org/ This podcast is a production of Just Texas - a project of the Texas Freedom Network. Hosted by: Sonja Miller Rev. Erika Forbes Rev. Angela Williams Produced by Jules Mandel Edited by Aria Levanti Music by Brandon Torio Album Art by Reba Balint --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/attheedgeofthelege/message

Sep 2020

1 min 16 sec