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.

January 2024

25 Jan 2024
January 2024 Human Trafficking Updates
On this week’s episode of The “Center”, we’ll be joined by Deputy Chief James Ballauer, Corporal Josh Winter, and School Resource Officer Chris Robertson of the Clinton, Iowa police department to discuss the landscape of human trafficking in Clinton and neighboring communities.
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11 Jan 2024
Feminism and Active Nonviolence – An Interview with Dr. Theresa Yugar
Dr. Yugar is best known for her research and writing work on the 17th-century Catholic nun Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, publishing the book "Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Feminist Reconstruction of Biography and Text" in 2016.
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