Beyond Hashtag Activism with Mae Elise Cannon PGE 52

This episode is my second interview with The Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon. As I say in my spoken introduction, Dr. Cannon is a peacebuilder, advocate, author, and speaker. She is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Covenant Church. She has two doctorates and multiple degrees in areas as diverse as history, bioethics, business, ministry. Currently she is Executive director of Churches for Middle East Peace.

In Episode 13 of this podcast I interviewed Mae on her book, Social Justice Handbook: Small Steps to a Better World. In this episode I interview her on her latest book, Beyond Hashtag Activism: Comprehensive Justice in a Complicated Age.

The reason I want you to know of Dr. Cannon’s books and work is that she not only provides clear and perceptive insights into the complexity of most current social justice issues, but she also a) gives excellent resources for each issue so that anyone interested in a particular issue has a good place to start in developing an understanding of the issue, and b) gives multiple examples and suggestions for how anyone can become personally involved and engaged in a social justice issue. Mae balances the theoretical and the practical is especially helpful ways.

The music for this episode is from a clip of a song called ‘Father Let Your Kingdom Come’ which is found on The Porter’s Gate Worship Project Work Songs album and is used by permission by The Porter’s Gate Worship Project. You can learn more about the album and the Worship Project at