Reckonings episode #3 Christianne Boudreau: Mother of an ISIS militant.
How do we fundamentally change our hearts and minds? How do we shift our political views, overcome bigotry, and recover from addiction? Reckonings features stories from the conscience. Guests include law enforcement officials, business leaders, veterans, and others who are willing to talk openly about personal transformation.
Reckonings episode #3 features Christianne Boudreau, whose son Damian left Calgary for Syria, to join ISIS. She raised him Christian, but he was convinced by Islamic State recruiters to take up jihadism. Damian kept his activities hidden and Boudreau knows there’s little she could have done, still she can’t help but ask ‘what if…?’. Damian was eventually killed fighting in Syria. Today, Boudreau coordinates Mothers for Life, a global network of mothers working to prevent jihadist radicalization.