I've been digging into some serious program design for this summer's "Coming Home Community" pilot project. We're going to start as a non-residential spiritual retreat, but look towards longer-term residential in the future. Part of our day will consist of engaging men, women and youth who change our worlds. I'm going to put up a HUGE map of the world & hit it old school with red string & pushpins marking where these souls are from, & pinning a short pic/bio surrounding the map.
People who change the world.
Even those who have passed away still change the world, change our lives, & inspire to change and be changed. I tried choosing an equal number of men and women; people of many cultures and backgrounds; people more local (like Cheryl Bear) and people far, far away (like Desmond Tutu); people very well known (like Anne Frank) and people not so well known… yet (like my ultra-cool classmate for grad school Ra Mendoza); artists, musicians, theologians, teachers, and youth.
I'm sure you all could add many more worthy names to my list, but seeing as we only have 20 days together, I thought this was a great start to growing our "community".
Check it out…