Persuasion 192 | Seeking Justice in a Viral Age

Anger is on the rise during the COVID-19 pandemic—and for good reason. Almost every aspect of our lives has been upended. We are now working and learning from home. All of our public gatherings have been cancelled or postponed, from weddings to funerals to sports to graduations. We have been asked to stay home with our family unit—and the lack of variety is enough to get on our last nerve. Anger is certainly understandable in this viral age.

In this episode of Persuasion, Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson continue their series titled Growing Viral: Well-Being in the Age of Corona. Each episode of the series will look at common ways we are responding and reacting to the COVID-19 pandemic and seeing how we can move toward wholeness. All six episodes from this series were released together and are ready for listening. In this conversation, Erin and Hannah discuss the prevalence of anger toward The Sickness and all it has robbed from us. We want everyone to do as they’re told. We want an answer for our hardships. We want someone to bear the blame for making the world a chaotic mess. Ultimately, we want justice for the worldwide wrongs and personal sorrows brought on by the coronavirus. Does our anger serve any good purpose? Can we channel our anger into something good and right? Is it possible for our anger to lead us to wholeness? Listen in for dialogue on questions like these as we pursue wholeness together. Then continue the conversation on Twitter @PersuasionCAPC or in the CAPC members-only community on Facebook.

Your Hosts

Erin Straza: Web / Twitter
Hannah Anderson: Web / Twitter

Persuasion 192 Resources & Links

Statement on Anti-Asian Racism in the Time of COVID-19

Did you enjoy this episode of Persuasion? Give the whole series a listen!

Persuasion 190 | Pursuing Wholeness in a Viral Age

Persuasion 191 | Practicing Lament in a Viral Age, with John Starke

Persuasion 192 | Seeking Justice in a Viral Age

Persuasion 193 | Releasing Control in a Viral Age

Persuasion 194 | Finding Goodness in a Viral Age

Persuasion 195 | Looking Ahead in a Viral Age

Theme music by Maiden Name. Produced by Jonathan Clauson.


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Episode Transcript

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