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Rob James and Karl Merritt Appear on a Podcast

Rob James, pastor of First Baptist Church on Anderson Street in Fayetteville, and Karl Merritt recently appeared on an episode of Stories from the Center podcast. This time of discussion was hosted by David Blackman, pastor of Hay Street United Methodist Church in Fayetteville, Lisa Craver, and Justin Berrier. David Blackman explains the aim of the ongoing podcasts as follows:

“We believe a podcast can facilitate helpful and holy conversation concerning justice, freedom and peace.  These are real concerns for the Fayetteville community, especially as our city continues to navigate our history, our present realities, and our future possibilities.  Participants will reflect on what justice means, the connection freedom has within our community as we are uniquely positioned with our neighbors at Fort Bragg, and the desire to live together in peace. Through seeking the stories of our people, we will find and celebrate the places where justice, freedom, and peace intersect, and inspire listeners to practice the same.” 

One note of correction; early in the podcast, when talking about an experience in my hometown of Camilla, Georgia, I (Karl) said that there were no white police officers in Camilla at the time of that incident. I intended to say that there were no black police officers.

To gain access to the podcast, please click this link: https://anchor.fm/stories-from-the-center. On the screen that shows up, scroll down to the listing of podcasts and click on Episode 3. After listening, you may return to this blog post and make comments.

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