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Youth pastor tells story of how he became an anti-hate advocate

Susan Jhirad,left, professor emerita of North Shore Community College, Rev. Andre Bennett, youth pastor at the Zion Baptist Church in Lynn, and Jose A. Palma, legal program co-ordinator at Justice at Work, heading the forum called How to Build Hate-Free Communities during the Respect Inclusion-Building hate-free communities held at North Shore Community College in Lynn. (Owen O'Rourke)
LYNN — Reverend Andre Bennett, Youth Pastor at Zion Baptist Church in Lynn, shared an emotional story that was became a part of what drove him to become involved in community issues of hate and intolerance. “My son is very soft spoken,” he said. “We were driving in the car when the news that the…

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