In this episode, Jeff Boyd interviews two Adventists who participated in the March for Our Lives—Valerie Sigamani and Judit Manchay. This march, which took place on March 24, 2018, was inspired by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Florida, where seventeen people were killed, and another 17 were wounded.
Judit and Valerie share about their experiences at the march, their motivation for participating, and their own views on guns in the United States.
Valerie Sigamani is originally from Los Angeles, but she is currently living in Florida with her husband. She believes that the way we treat people is the way we treat Jesus, and she has the privilege of serving Jesus at Preemptive Love Coalition, an international welfare organization working in Iraq, Syria, and the US. She also enjoys serving women in the church by running an online magazine called Wild + Faith. God willing, we will have another podcast episode with Valerie, where we focus on her work with the Preemptive Love Coalition.
Judit Amparo Manchay is always eager to engage in conversations related to life, faith, and eternity. Currently, she lives in Berrien Springs, Michigan, where she is learning and loving it. She is working toward her Master’s degree in the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University. Together with a team of tenacious women, she is developing Wild + Faith, an organization and online magazine for Christian Women.
I also want to thank Rebecca Murdock for recording the introduction to this episode. Rebecca is a seminary student pursuing an MA in Religion with an emphasis in theological studies. Her thesis is considering how Jesus’ interactions with “the other” can be an example for dealing with tribalism. Rebecca was featured on the podcast in episode 9 and 12.
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