Our Burden & Hope

Some would say that we live in a ‘post-racial’ society. Yet, when we pay close attention and think critically, we can clearly see the structures in our society, the words and actions of people, and the thoughts that come to our own minds often tell a different story.

In the midst of a diverse, dynamic, and beautiful world, there is still much division. What if the construct and realities of race didn’t divide us and become the sticking point of exclusion, injustice, and pain? What if, instead, our differences were the catalyst to dynamic and creative interaction, production, and beauty?

The realities of race, ethnicity, and culture must be considered for us to form a better way. To this end the Lenses Institute develops and equips leaders. Our hope and burden is that the diverse people of the world would live in the truth: that we are meant to be together…that we are better as one.