Shalom Sistas

Shalom Sistas is a podcast hosted by Osheta Moore—a wifey, writer, entrepreneur, and mom who loves to talk Shalom with her favorite women, her Shalom Sistas. While Shalom is often thought of as another word for peace, it’s actually a deep and wide concept of the world as it should be— whole, flourishing, and vibrant. Being a Shalom Sista is as simple as seeing a need in the world and asking "how can I help?" Every episode, Osheta will introduce a Shalom Sista who asked that very question to share her story and give practical advice that will inspire and encourage women to be wholehearted and seek wholeness in the world right around her. We don’t’ get preachy here, but we do get personal, practical, and at times, a little playful!
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Apr 27, 2017

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?


What Mr. Roger’s can teach us about peacemaking in our communities when we feel divided.


Today we’re going to use neighborliness to practice hopeful resistance in the face of division. Wanna know what that means? It’s a really great episode and I hope you take a listen:



Three Lessons of Neighborliness from Mr. Rogers

Welcoming - Assuming a posture of neighborliness

  • Mr. Roger’s did this when he changed from his “work” clothes to his comfy clothes. How do we create body language that is comfy, welcoming, neighborly
  • Remember Nathan’s habit of greeting people by name
  • Shalom in the home - music on, sitting on the couch - no phone or book,

Learning - Going into community to learn about those in the community.

  • Mr. Roger’s always went to into the community to learn about peoples work
  • Frequent small businesses especially ones that might be off your regular radar
  • Ask questions
  • Volunteer
  • Shalom in the Home - teach kids to ask questions instead of making assumptions


Land of Make Believe

  • Mr. Roger’s used the Land of Make Believe to teach understanding
  • Storytelling is so important - read, watch movies, go to plays, listen to music that are outside your norm
  • Do these things with your kids - watch travel shows, children’s books about other cultures, eat in restaurants where you are the minority   



Falling Free by Shanna Martin

Strangers at My Door by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

The World According to Mr. Rogers


TV Shows

Blackish, Fresh off the Boat, The Real O’Neals, Speechless

Chef’s Table,


Customer Service Shalom


Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood Sharing Episode


For Kids:

Everybody Cooks Rice


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Won't You Be My Shalom-y Neighbor,

Osheta and Jerusalem





Apr 13, 2017

Hey Sistas,

Join Abby Perry and me for our second episode of My Sista's Keeper: Shalom in the City's Monthly Conversation on Race and Unity. This month we're exploring the idea of hopefully resisting division. 

When it comes to racial reconciliation conversations, what words seem to make us aware of division unlike any other? You got it, race/racism/racist. As challenging as those words are to discuss, we think it's worth it to really press in to what they mean in order to have a common, working definition as we go forward. So, on this episode, we're diving deep and getting all kinds of uncomfortable as we look at how race and racism operate in the world today. And we promise you, every word we say and question we ask - it's all in the name of peacemaking. 

We'll be honest with you, this episode had us pretty sweaty! We share stories, ask questions, and speak truths that we are confident are necessary for bringing about true Shalom in racial reconciliation. It's a deep one, but we think it's a good, too. 

We want to know what you thought about this episode and what this conversation has you thinking about: Come join us on Facebook at the Shalom Sistas’ Hangout and share your thoughts!

Shalom Steps:


Two Resources to Read:

Read: White Privilege:  Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack, by Peggy Macintosh

Join us for the Shalom Book Club this month as we read Deidra Riggs’ One: Unity in a Divided World. Invite a local friend to join you! Click here for a discounted copy of "One". 

One Person to Follow

Christena Cleveland

Christena Cleveland is a social psychologist, public theologian, author and professor. She is the first Associate Professor of the Practice of Reconciliation at Duke University’s Divinity School and the author of Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart.

Connect with Christena on her site: (note Christena is spelled)

You can follow Christena on Instagram,  Twitter and Facebook

One Thing To Do:

For my White Sistas:

Attend one event this month where people who do not look like you will be. So, maybe visit a black church, go to the library in a predominately black community, visit a black history museum.

For my Black Sistas:

Pick one white friend you have who has shown interest in this conversation and pray for her.  Pray that God gives her courage, that he gives you compassion, and that he provides opportunities for you both to talk about your experiences with race. 

Want more Shalom in your life?  Follow Shalom in the City on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest @shalominthecity.You can find me, Osheta Moore on Twitter @osheta, Instagram @oshetam and Pinterest. Abby is on Facebook @AbbyJoyAndersonPerry, on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest @abbyjperry and online at
Shalom and Cadbury Eggs,


Apr 10, 2017

Today on the show, I'm chatting with Katherine Willis Pershey, pastor, storyteller, raconteuse  and one of my new favorite authors. Her book, "Very Married" is my favorite marriage resource... ever!



Today's episode is what happens with two marriage geeks sit down and chat! We talk about living wholeheartedly in our marriage, what happens when one of us get has a crush, what is our responsibility to seek justice for those on the margins who desire whole and healthy marriage, and how we're choosing to befriend the things our husbands do that we don't love as an act of hopeful resistance in our marriage. 

It's a really great conversation and I hope you listen.

Links we mention in the episode:

Hot Bean Water

How to Find Katherine Online




Shalom and Untying Knots in my Marriage