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Here at Messy Jesus Business, a Catholic podcast and blog, we’re exploring the mess of radical discipleship and Gospel living. We experience Christian discipleship as a life of struggle as we advocate for social justice, live simply, serve others, practice contemplation and live in community.

Our ecumenical approach welcomes people of Christian faith traditions to be inspired, seek wholeness and reflect upon what it means to practice radical Gospel living.

Messy Jesus Business is founded and hosted by Sister Julia Walsh, a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration.

Our community of followers and contributors have walked with us on the journey of radical discipleship for more than a decade now through our Catholic podcast and blog.

Want to learn more about Messy Jesus Business and radical discipleship? Check out our mission, and meet our foundress, writer and podcast host Sister Julia Walsh.

AnaYelsi Velasco-Sanchez: Discipleship, Decolonization, and Discomfort Messy Jesus Business

Season 4, Episode 10 of Messy Jesus Business, hosted by Sister Julia Walsh. "When I say everyone belongs, everyone belongs." – AnaYelsi Velasco-Sanchez LISTEN HERE: IN THIS EPISODE: In this episode of Messy Jesus Business, Sister Julia Walsh talks with AnaYelsi Velasco-Sanchez about how she found her way to Christianity and justice work. They talk about creativity and social change, how they can inspire conversations in movements and how art can be therapeutic. And they explore how imitating Jesus could actually cause discomfort and division in the short term, yet the end goal is unity. "We need to focus on systems just as much as we focus on relationships," AnaYelsi explains. Sister Julia and AnaYelsi also discuss the mess of decolonization, how it requires community and intentionality. And they take a look at the importance of establishing radically welcoming spaces, welcoming those who resist and are uncomfortable, and offering warmth, kindness and love to invite others into the struggle with us. ABOUT THE GUEST: AnaYelsi Velasco-Sanchez (she/her/hers) is an IndoLatinx mujerista offering education, coaching, consulting, writing, and art––all intended to assist people in building an interlocking framework for justice. She is the founder of En Conjunto—a collective of people of color working independently at the intersection of justice and spirituality. She is also the cocreator of the Digital Dine-In Project: a virtual dining and learning experience bringing people together from around the world. She is an independent practitioner but partners as a co-coordinator with Liberation School South and serves on the boards of the Festival Center and Many Languages One Voice in Washington, D.C. Contemplative Moment in this episode of Messy Jesus Business podcast features A Prayer for the Reckoning. MESSY JESUS BUSINESS is produced and hosted by Sister Julia Walsh, and edited by Charish Badzinski. Email us at messyjesusbusiness@gmail.com BE SOCIAL:https://www.facebook.com/MessyJesusBusiness https://www.instagram.com/messyjesusbusiness Twitter: @messyjesusbiz SUPPORT US: https://www.patreon.com/messyjesusbusiness
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Along with Catholic podcast host and Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration Julia Walsh , our esteemed podcast guests explore a wide variety of themes within the scope of radical discipleship, including:

  • social justice
  • human rights
  • contemplation
  • ministry
  • community service
  • peacemaking
  • modern discipleship of Jesus

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