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Meet Gregg L. Greer, Don Adams, & Joseph Pughsley of Freedom First International

Today we’d like to introduce you to Gregg L. Greer, Don Adams and Joseph Pughsley.

So Gregg, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I was the founder of two organizations including the Guilty in Innocence Project. In 2010, I founded the Freedom First International, a non-governmental organization (NGO) working for alternatives to racial hate and promoting world peace. All organizations were dedicated to “building and developing strong leadership-keeping the Dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. alive.

In short, the need to help others came out of early experience and faith upbringing.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Fighting for human rights is always a challenge. Globally-oppression is a factor in people’s lives that has made them unwilling to move for many reasons people can’t get pass the high wall and many don’t have the understanding or resources.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Freedom First International story. Tell us more about the business.
Freedom First International was started as an initiative that searches for ideas that help bring social change by connecting thousands of people from all around the world believing that faith leadership can play a major part in improving the lives of all, and faith leaders should play a more significant role in communities around the world.

First Freedom International was also influenced by an existing social theory that emphasizes of practice (or, more technically, “praxis”) over doctrine in the church which included Servant Christian base communities (SCBCs). Liberation Theology is the guiding principle of Freedom First, as it strives to be a bottom-up movement in practice, with Biblical interpretation and practice designed by lay practitioners themselves, rather than by the hierarchy.

To date, we have represented many of the growing civil rights cases – Tamir Rice in Cleveland, OH. George Stinney in Manning and SC-Semaj Crosby in Joliet, IL.

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
Faith is the primary element in our work.

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