Our guest today is Dani Espiritu, a native Hawaiian educator, minister, and activist (as well as one of the authors from our anthology). We talk about the wildfires in Maui, her activism around the Oʻahu water crisis, Hawaiʻi’s complicated history with Christianity, and theology about our relationships with land and cultural stories. Dani is a deep, compassionate thinker and a sharp, dedicated advocate. You don’t want to miss this one!
Links mentioned in the episode:
The Intervarsity Hawaiʻi site on the Maui fires with links to learn, advocate, and donate: https://www.intervarsityhawaii.org/donate-to-maui-families.html
Intervarsity’s Hawaiʻi Justice programs on IG: https://www.instagram.com/ivhawaii_justice/
The organization Dani works with on indigenous food systems, Hoʻōla Hou iā Kalauao: https://hoolahouiakalauao.wordpress.com/
That org’s IG: https://www.instagram.com/hoolahou.ia.kalauao/
The Oʻahu Water Protectors: https://oahuwaterprotectors.org/
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Transcript by Joyce Ambale and Sy Hoekstra, with special thanks to Dani Espiritu for helping us out filling in and proofreading Hawaiian words.
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