• Amanda Quraishi Interview 

      Institute for Diversity & Civic Life; Department of Religious Studies (2018-09-20)
      This interview is with Amanda Quraishi, a Muslim convert and activist in Austin, Texas. Quraishi discusses her journey of converting to Islam and her story of becoming an activist within the community and beyond. She shares ...
    • Aurelia Pratt Interview 

      Institute for Diversity & Civic Life (2020-10-29)
      This interview is with Aurelia Pratt, a Chicana woman, and lead pastor to a progressive Baptist Church based in Austin, Texas. The vision of Pratt’s church focuses on decolonizing faith, justice, inclusion, and liberation. ...
    • Billie Watts & Kerry Kirtley Interview 

      Institute for Diversity and Civic Life (2020-09-25)
      This interview is with Billie Watts and Kerry Kirtley, co-pastors of the Touchstone Community Church. Billie and Kirtley share their passion for creating an inclusive, justice-seeking community outside of their previous ...
    • Bonnie How Interview 

      Institute for Diversity & Civic Life (2020-09-28)
      This interview is with Bonnie How, the senior solo pastor of St. Luke United Methodist Church, a radically inclusive and justice-minded space. Bonnie recently became a citizen of the U.S. and speaks to the challenges of ...
    • Brent Hampton Interview 

      Institute for Diversity & Civic Life (2020-10-06)
      This interview is with Brent Hampton, a pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Brenham. Brent studied engineering and business in college, but was most interested in the history of religion courses, eventually leading him ...
    • Constance Shabazz Interview 

      Institute of Diversity and Civic Life (2018-10-11)
      This interview is with Constance Shabazz, a social activist, feminist, and speaker from Chicago. After learning about the health care disparities and injustice faced by the African American community during her time working ...
    • Dan DeLeon Interview 

      Institute for Diversity & Civic Life (2020-10-01)
      This interview is with Dan DeLeon, who serves Baptist congregations and has also been a youth minister for several years. Dan discusses growing in his theological beliefs and finally being a pastor at the Friends Congregational ...
    • Daryl Horton Interview 

      Institute for Diversity & Civic Life; Department of Religious Studies (2020-12-15)
      This interview is with Daryl Horton, a minister at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Daryl discusses helping students sustain their faith and community through the pandemic and transitioning his congregation to church in this time. ...
    • Duriba Khan Interview 

      Institute for Diversity & Civic Life (2019-03-04)
    • Faiza Susan Interview 

      Institute for Diversity and Civic Life (2021-03-25)
      This interview is with Faiza Susan, an Ahmadi Muslim woman and aspiring counselor. Faiza talks about her experiences growing up in an insular minority community and the bigotry she was subjected to at a young age in North ...
    • Husaina Yusuf Interview 

      Institute for Diversity & Civic Life; Department of Religious Studies (2020-03-02)
      This interview is with Husaina Yusuf, a young Muslim woman who was born in California and raised in Texas. In this interview, she discusses her upbringing in Houston, the cultural dynamics of her religious sect, and her ...
    • Itzel Garcia Interview 

      Institute for Diversity & Civic Life; Department of Religious Studies (2021-03-16)
      This interview is with Itzel Garcia, an indigenous Mexican-American who works in cultural education. Having grown up as part of a migrant family living in The Valley, Itzel speaks about how police brutality, alienation ...
    • Jake Maxwell Interview 

      Institute for Diversity & Civic Life (2020-09-29)
      This interview is with Jake Maxwell, Pastor of Second Baptist Church in Lubbock, Texas. Jake is interested in contemplative or meditative practice within organized religion and uses that knowledge to run a progressive ...
    • Joanna Crawford Interview 

      Institute for Diversity & Civic Life (2020-10-20)
      This interview is with Reverend Joanna Crawford from Live Oak Unitarian Church. Joanna left a career in marketing and was interested in process theology, eventually running a liberal church in Cedar Park, an area in Austin ...
    • Karen Thompson Interview 

      Institute for Diversity & Civic Life (2020-10-06)
      This interview is with Karen Thompson, Pastor of Uprising Austin. Karen was an avid church go-er in Pflugerville and involved in youth work. She came out as lesbian during the process of becoming a minister and was eventually ...
    • Kristin Galle Interview 

      Institute for Diversity & Civic Life (2020-10-19)
      This interview is with Kristin Galle, a professional interim minister who is ordained with the United Church of Christ. Kristin’s ambition is to help church leadership through transition periods and times of chaos. Kristin ...
    • Marialena Cristerna Interview 

      Institute for Diversity & Civic Life; Department of Religious Studies (2020-10-28)
      This interview is with Marialena Cristerna, who is a pastor in Eagle Pass, Texas. Marialena has been preaching to an Episcopalian congregation for 23 years between the border of Texas and Mexico. Her community outreach ...
    • María Del Carmen Unda Interview 

      Institute for Diversity & Civic Life; Department of Religious Studies (2020-03-22)
      This interview is with María Del Carmen Unda, a doctoral student and community organizer in Austin, Texas. Maria was born and raised in California, later moving to Texas when she enrolled as a doctoral student at the ...
    • Mary Wilson Interview 

      Department of Religious Studies (2020-08-26)
      This interview is with Mary Wilson, a retired pastor and teacher who discusses her experiences from both occupations. Mary grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and has a background in education, first teaching junior high and ...
    • Mehraz Rahman Interview 

      Institute for Diversity & Civic Life (2019-04)
      This interview is with Mehraz Rahman, an outgoing senior at The University of Texas at Austin, serving as Vice President of the student body in her final year. Mehraz discusses navigating her identity as part of a small ...