Terry J. Washington invites listeners to take a walk, and offers a meditation on presence.

Terry J. Washington is in the Master of Divinity program at Drew University School of Theology and licensed minister at Bethany Baptist Church in Brooklyn under the Rev. Dr. Adolphus Clarence Lacey, Senior Pastor. Community Minister at Judson Memorial Church, NYC, N.Y. Stephen Minister, and Visual Artist. Terry holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts, The Visual Arts from Sarah Lawrence College 2016. He spent his final year in sub-Sahara Africa, Tanzania, Malawi, and Zimbabwe, studying/researching ecological approaches to child care development, HIV/AIDS, orphans care, and health. I taught the art of collage to make sense of one’s experience and share their stories, enabling the adolescent girls to feel empowered rather than limited, enabling the heart to speak, and as an alternative means of communicating, especially when words are tricky. He was a member of the Marble Collegiate Church. He served in various ministries, GIFTS (Gay In Fellowship Together Tradition and Service), LGBTQIA Ministry, Hospitality Committee, Stephen Minister, and Gospel Choir. He is associated with Parity NYC LGBTQIA empowers and supports queer faith and social justice leaders. Terry is from Long Island, N.Y. He is currently a resident of Midtown Manhattan. I hope to dismantle the oppressive narrative, which has plagued our faith communities for centuries, facilitating the conversation about how the tale of intolerance has resulted in shame, substance abuse, and HIV infection. How do we start the conversation with a congregation which has conservative views on sexuality?

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