Episode 27: Christina Stanton – Living in Community


A note before we begin. Please be advised this episode may be upsetting for some listeners. Listener discretion is advised.

Where were you on September 11th, 2001?

If you’re old enough to remember that day, you likely can recall exactly what you were doing, who you were with, where you were, and how you felt at that time.  It’s a memory we’re not likely to forget.

But if you were there in New York City—close enough to feel the ground shake, breathe in the dust from the fallen towers, and listen to desperation from the crowd—then that humbling experience changes you.  

My guest today is Christina Stanton.  Christina is a writer and the founder of the nonprofit, Loving All Nations, an organization birthed out of the suffering seen and unmet needs identified along her travels.

In this episode, we’ll hear:

  • What it was like for Christina and her husband living through the events of 9/11.
  • How essentially being homeless for two weeks after the two towers fell shaped Christina’s mindset for people in need.
  • The importance of building a community mindset in American society.
  • And more!

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Enjoy my conversation with Christina!

In This Episode:

[1:13] – We’re introduced to our guest for today’s episode, Christina Stanton and learn how her experience living through the events of September 11, 2001 shaped the course of the rest of her life.

[3:30] – Christina recounts what she saw stepping foot outside of her apartment building when the two towers fell.

[5:26] – Christina and her husband were essentially homeless for two weeks before they were allowed back to their apartment, and she explains how demoralizing that experience was for them.

[7:22] – We all need help at different points in our lives whether it be financial, emotional, or medical.

[10:05] – We hear Christina break down the humbling experiences she lived through and how those experiences tie back into the unmet needs they were seeing around them.

[12:40] – Pride in the United State and other developed countries might be a result of a lack of humbling experiences.  Christina shares why.

[13:45] – What was it like for Christina during COVID-19? 

[15:19] – This is how we as a people can bring back that community mindset, according to Christina. 

[17:37] – Christina explains how we can find people in need in our own communities.

[19:28] – There’s no greater equalizer than traveling and getting out of our comfort zones culturally.

[20:00] – This is what Christina believes we can do to bring about a more peaceful understanding of the world. 


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