Beyond Us vs Them

Dedan Gills and Belvie Rooks, Co-Founders of Growing a Global Heart, are internationally respected for their decades of civil rights and eco activism. In this rare interview with Dr. Fran Grace, they share the breakthrough moments that shifted their consciousness beyond the standard “us” vs. “them” viewpoint, to embrace a vision for the whole. Belvie describes a moment in a Confederate cemetery, and the “innocence of the child” in a 17-year-old soldier. Dedan says, “I saw that I had both the lynched and the lyncher inside of me,” a stunning realization that is illumined in his poem, “I Am,” published in their book: I GIVE YOU THE SPRINGTIME OF MY BLUSHING HEART: A POETIC LOVE SONG. These interviews with them are published in the book, THE POWER OF LOVE: A TRANSFORMED HEART CHANGES THE WORLD.