Education & Action
Liz Coleman, President of Bennington College, delivered an inspiring TED talk focusing on the role of education in community action, discussing how Bennington intends to "turn the intellectual and imaginative power, passion, and boldness of our students, faculty and staff on developing strategies for acting on the most critical challenges of our time..." Throughout the talk, Coleman stresses the need for citizens who are able to blend deep thought with action for the purposes of changing the world.
Her talk got me thinking about our work at Luther. How are we preparing (or not) leaders who are leaders in praxis, blending deep theological though and action? With the many deeply challenging problems that face our communities and our world, how are our students, faculty, and staff rising to a combination of deep thought and action?