There are times in our lives when we simply need to stand. Not complacently sit, not fearfully turn away, but rather boldly stand.

History is littered with countless examples of men and women who decided it was time to stand. Time to stand up for their beliefs, time to stand up against the norm, time to make a courageous choice. Rosa Parks of the US civil rights movement and Nelson Mandela, South African anti-apartheid activist, are two well-known examples. Lesser known is your neighbour, the single mum who stands against society’s permissive culture to ensure her values are instilled in her kids and what about the women mobilising people and influencing governments to end human trafficking and sex slavery?

We need to know for what we stand and we need to decide to stand, and stand strong. When we boldly stand, we encourage others to also stand, to come alongside and give power for change.


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