Host Jeremy C. Park talks with Becca Stevens, an Episcopal priest, survivor of childhood sexual abuse, justice entrepreneur, and tireless advocate for women survivors in her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee, and around the world, who discusses her newest book, “Practically Divine.” Becca has been featured on PBS News Hour, The Today Show, CNN, ABC World News, named a CNN Hero, and White House Champion of Change. She has founded many justice organizations around the world and helped raise more than $55 million in private dollars to lift women out of poverty and into freedom. She is the Founder and President of Thistle Farms and heads the network of its sister organizations. During the interview, Becca shares some of her story and lessons learned and talks about writing the book. She talks about her mother’s wit and wisdom, redefining old narratives, using creativity to spark new revolutions and how embracing the practically divine compels us to do something, anything, to share in the feast of love together.
Becca Stevens is a speaker, social entrepreneur, author, priest, founder of ten non-profit justice initiatives, and President of Thistle Farms. She has been featured on PBS News Hour, The Today Show, CNN, ABC World News, named a CNN Hero, and White House Champion of Change. Drawing from 25 years of leadership in mission-driven work, Becca leads important conversations across the country with an inspiring message that love is the strongest force for change in the world. Her newest book is, Practically Divine, published by Harper Horizons.
You’re invited to search this path with Becca Stevens, as she explores what it means to be practically divine. Woven throughout the narrative strands are poetry and rants, as well as ruminations on her mother’s wit and wisdom—and the passion she instilled in Becca for creating something from nothing. We can all learn to live a life that’s practically divine by• Redefining old lies and stories, to learn from the past •Appreciating the gifts that come from imperfections or traumas •Using creativity to spark new revolutions •Accepting the chaos of the unknown before us with courage •Sharing in a feast of love, knowing there’s enough mercy and forgiveness Embracing the practically divine compels us to do something, anything, to share in the feast of love together. When we start from wherever we are, we can recognize the potential for humor, wonder, and freedom.
Website: https://thistlefarms.org/ and https://www.beccastevens.org/