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Terence Lester, When We Stand

Despite the global pandemic, significant progress is being made in situations of injustice. Now, more than ever, people are talking about the issues of racism, sexism, economic classism, and xenophobia. 

However, for many, processing these things have happened in isolation due to the nature of this global health crisis. And while many people have utilized social media to express their frustration and anger, most know that this is merely a starting place for real change. 

How do you encourage people to transition from having these thoughts and wanting to do such things on an island unto themselves instead of choosing to join others and to encounter those affected by systemic injustice? 

“Beautiful things can happen when we emerge from our bubbles of isolation and step into the messiness of life,” said Terence Lester on the CBF Podcast. 

Terence is the founder of Love Beyond Walls, an organization that uses technology, film, and service to raise awareness about stories that need relief for those experiencing homelessness and economic hardship in the greater Atlanta area. In addition, he has authored several books, including “When We Stand.” 

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Andy Hale is the creator and host of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Podcast. Hale is the senior pastor of University Baptist Church of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, following eight years as the founding pastor of Mosaic Church of Clayton and five years as CBF’s church start specialist. Follow on Twitter @haleandy

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