We often hear that love is the most powerful source of healing. In fact, we often hear that love is the most powerful social change agent we have in the world. But how do we harness the power of love? And can it heal a community of women recovering from prostitution, trafficking and addiction? Becca Stevens shares her moving story of love and social transformation that has evolved over the past 20 years. Listen in and be inspired. What if we are not called to change the world? Maybe we are called to love it!
Becca Stevens is many things...an Episcopal priest, author, speaker, social entrepreneur, founder and President of Thistle Farms, the largest social enterprise in the US run by survivors. She has been featured in the New York Times, on ABC World News, NPR, PBS, and CNN.
In 2011, the White House named Becca a "Champion of Change" for her work against domestic violence. She was featured in the PBS documentary, "A Path Appears," named Humanitarian of the Year by the Small Business Council of America as well as the TJ Martell Foundation, inducted into the Tennessee Women's Hall of Fame and recently named a 2016 CNN Hero. She has been conferred honorary doctorates from The University of the South, Sewanee and General Theological Seminary, New York.
When Becca speaks the listener is struck by her earnest, empathetic delivery infused with her per sonality and sense of humor. Her message is honest and she offers groups a way to move from fear and cynicism into inspired action.
She regularly keynotes at national events, business gatherings, morning worship in churches as well as universities and colleges across the country inspiring young adults to live into their ideals. She is an international voice for the growing global movement for women's freedom and a fervently hopeful and determinedly loving champion for the marginalized.
She lives in Nashville, TN where she serves as an Episcopal priest and lives with her Grammy-winning songwriter husband and three sons.