This Simple Living OneEarth Podcast is a co-production of Simple Living Works! and The Common Good Podcast (OneEarth Jubilee).
Women are being empowered toward fuller personhood through the work of Jubilee Circles. In Mexico, women are learning their rights instead of obeying patriarchal norms shaped by machismo. Some are being trained in the power of civic action and political candidacy, others in economic self-reliance. These examples from Jubilee in Mexico relate to all of us, wherever you are listening. Hear these strong real-life stories as told by Angelica and Lindsey.
Again we zero in on the changes we need in the 2020s. The changes are huge in scale. And they can’t happen without women living into their full, divinely-given power! As that happens, in many places around the globe, societies shift out of patriarchal dominance. The inspiring stories of Jubilee in this episode illustrate this.
We observe that the right-wing of politics repeatedly undercuts the laws that empower women. Though they may say words claiming they esteem women, their actions, all too frequently, tell a story of limiting women’s rights.
Guests: Angelica Juarez Jimenez is a physician and artist, who works with Jubilee through the Jubilee Circle in San Mateo, Mexico, in the state of Puebla. Lindsey Mercer-Robledo is an organizer working with Jubilee through the Jubilee Circle in San Cristobal in the southernmost Mexican state of Chiapas. These conversations were recorded in mid-October.
This episode is also available at Simple Living Works!