The Soul Force Ones podcast is a weekly interview show hosted by Jonathan Stoll (JSoul) and colin cole. We talk with guests of different faiths and spiritual backgrounds about their Purpose and Practice and how their work and inner workings make C.A.S.H. Not cash money, but C.A.S.H. meaning (Community and Contemplation, Authenticity and Activism, Soulforce and Spirituality, Healing and Hip Hop).
Soul Force Ones is a podcast, but it's also a much larger movement to foster Soul Force, social change, and the realization of our interdependence, interconnectedness, and Oneness through music, articles and multimedia, workshops, keynote presentations, and guided reflection and conversation starters.
We blend what Dr. King called “Soul Force”, Gandhi's philosophy of Satyagraha, and Grace Lee Boggs’ notion of “critical connections” with a play on the hip hop fashion of Nike’s “Air Force One” shoe, to create provocative discourse rooted in revolutionary, critical race theory and liberation theology that explores religion, hip hop, race, and careers.
“We must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with Soul Force.” - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jonathan Stoll has worked in higher education for 20 years. He is the director of career education at Oregon State University. Jonathan is co-owner of Soul Force Education, fiscally sponsored by Focusing Initiatives International, to provide organizations and the people leading them with tailored leadership and Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity trainings that empower them to manage change, respond to change and become agents of organizational, institutional and individual change that drives social change.
Before career coaching and integrating career education into the ethos of the university, Jonathan founded San Jose State University’s Cesar Chavez Community Action Center as an undergraduate student. At Cal State East Bay he oversaw the delivery of diversity programming and the facilitation of difficult conversations on equity and justice. He also organized large events featuring Kendrick Lamar, Lupe Fiasco, JCole, Dr. Cornel West and Kevin Hart. All of this is rooted in active resistance of the status quo for meaningful change. Jon is a member of the Corvallis Friends Meeting. His faith is inspired by the mysticism and animism of Taoism, Sufism, The Five-Percent Nation and indigenous practices that underscore a conviction that all is connected.
colin cole is an educator, animal shelter volunteer, student of Hip Hop, mate drinker, and vegan (uh oh). He is currently a PhD candidate in Education studying Latinx youth advocacy, language use, and Hip Hop in the PNW. Before leaving Buenos Aires for Oregon, he studied Education in Quito, Ecuador and taught high school Spanish and Creative Writing on the central coast of California. He thinks you should listen to Oddisee, Ruby Ibarra, Sa Roc, and Bambu.
The works usually means all the available toppings for a particular dish. The Works of the Soul Force Ones means all the articles, music, poetry and multimedia produced by the SoulLearn More
Our interactive multimedia workshops, keynote presentations and performances advance social change, leadership and career development and contemplative practices.Learn More
It takes a spark to start a fire. It takes conversations to build community. Weekly reflections from podcast conversations with Soul Force Ones ignite contemplation and spark community dialogues that inspire action and social change.Learn More
Soul Force Ones is a labor of love brought to you by us (Jon Stoll and colin cole). We invite you to donate cash to help spread C.A.S.H. (Community, Activism, Soulforce and Hip Hop). If you listen to the Soul Force Ones, listen to the Soul Force Ones and believe the world needs more Soul Force Ones, please help us spread our message of love, connection and equity.
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