The "Center" podcast

Welcome to The "Center”, a twice-monthly podcast series created and produced by the Franciscan Peace Center - a ministry of the Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton, IA.


The podcast is focused on the joint mission of both organizations to promote peace and active nonviolence within our local, national, and global communities. Join host Marsha Thrall on the second and fourth Thursday of each month as we explore how active nonviolence and peacemaking are necessary and transformative practices within everyday life.

Please note: The views expressed here are individual views that do not necessarily reflect the views of the Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton, Iowa.

August 2023

24 Aug 2023
Episode 13: The Landscape of Human Trafficking in Iowa
Host Marsha Thrall shares what human trafficking looks like in Iowa, how local communities are working to address systemic contributors to human trafficking, and how we can work together as a community to bring positive change to the landscape of human trafficking.
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10 Aug 2023
Episode 12: What Does it Mean to Do Anti-Trafficking Work?
On today’s episode of The “Center”, host Marsha Thrall is joined by Sisters Ida Green, and Jeanne d’Arc Untz of the Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton, Iowa to talk about the work that they have done to alleviate the problem of human trafficking within the community of Clinton.
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