This week, we are taking a break from our Anchors series to have a much needed conversation about Race, Reconciliation, and Hope.
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Show Notes –
With the heartbreaking and devastating racial injustices happening in America, we wanted to open up a conversation with a few of our friends on Race, Reconciliation, and Hope. This conversation is long overdue, as our black and brown brothers and sisters have experienced these injustices for centuries. Our guides in this conversation are Gerald Fadayomi and Charles Lee. We have an honest discussion about racism in our everyday lives, and how both overt and covert racism plays out, whether one is conscious of its presence or not. Gerald and Charles explain some of the history and effects of systemic racism in our society and make some excellent recommendations on steps we can take to consciously be aware of and work towards ending racism and implicit bias in our everyday lives. They examine the roles of repentance and reconciliation and ask the question: is there any hope for unity if we can do these things?
Get to know our guests:
Gerald serves as the Founder and President of the Stello Initiative, a 501c3 organization that mobilizes young adults to serve through service-based conferences (For God So Loved Tour). Gerald’s passion for the next generation is best expressed by preaching biblical truth to students and adults around the globe. This passion has allowed him to speak to students at camps and conferences across the country including North Point Ministries, Bigstuf Camps, Passion City Church, Calvary Chapel, Momentum Conference, Orange Conference, and many other events. Gerald is the author of “Before You Go,” a resource designed to help students follow Jesus and grow in their faith after high school. He also co-authored Starting Now, a devotional for college freshman. Prior to his current role, Gerald spent 3 years doing non-profit work for the YMCA of Metro Atlanta, and 4 years as a student pastor at Browns Bridge Church. Gerald is happily married to his beautiful wife Kiley and loves spending his free time cheering on Lebron James and browsing through the SNKRS app. They live in Atlanta and recently welcomed identical twin girls into their family! Find Gerald on Instagram @geraldfadayomi, or at geraldfadayomi.com
Charles is the Founder & CEO at Ideation, an idea- execution company that specializes in helping executives and brands scale their business by effectively achieving clarity and integrating their strategic plans into day-to-day implementation. Ideation fills this gap between strategy and implementation with innovative approaches to idea refinement, strategic process & infrastructure development, leadership & team building, brand (re)development & positioning, and creative services that bridge concepts into the real world. He is also the author of Good Idea. Now What?: How to Move Ideas to Execution, a practical book designed to help people move ideas to implementation. Find Charles on Instagram @charlestlee, or at charlestlee.com
Don’t know where to start? Below are a few resources to learn more about healthy racial reconciliation:
Be the Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation by Latasha Morrison
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
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