Change The World
Ultimately, audiences who are fortunate enough to experience “Changing the World 101” become encouraged, empowered, and equipped to do that one thing that, truly, could mean everything: Change the World.
Take three ordinary, everyday words – Change the World – and put them together. Suddenly, you tap into a special kind of power, momentum, and purpose that has been at the root of all human progress since our ancestors first gazed upon a new world and said deep within themselves, things could be better.
And they were right!
Certainly, there is plenty to be thankful for -- or to put things more precisely, there are plenty of people to be thankful to; people who courageously reached beyond their intellectual, emotional and even geographic boundaries to change the world. People who stepped outside their comfortable today and exchanged it for an unknown tomorrow that promised no easy answers, but instead beckoned forth with that ancient, uniquely human challenge: change the world. And still, despite all that has been achieved by these amazing people – people whose contribution, courage, compassion and commitment to changing the world is impossible to measure -- we must boldly admit this undeniable fact: THERE IS STILL WORK TO DO!
The challenge to change the world still echoes – passionately, thunderously and forcefully – in the forgotten places of our small planet. It exists in the corners and alleys where the current story of human existence is not told in terms of luxuries, comforts, and ambitions, but rather in shocking, tragic, violent, disturbing, and all-too-real accounts of human suffering: slavery, malnourishment, child warfare, preventable disease epidemics, systemic discrimination, perpetual war zones…and, sadly, the list goes on.
Put it all together, and it means this: once again, and now more than ever, it’s time to change the world. And making it happen is the mission of “Changing the World 101”.
Led by international seminar leader Jason Connell, a 24-year old world traveler who has volunteered in some of the world’s poorest regions, “Changing the World 101” paints an authentic...
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