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Speaking at Yale University

I’m spending the weekend at Yale University in New Haven, speaking at the Ivy League Congress on Faith and Action sponsored by the Christian Union. The Union is made up of Christians from all the Ivy League schools, including Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Penn, Dartmouth, Cornell, Columbia, and Brown. These are seriously smart people – discussing how to integrate their faith into the worlds of academia, business, government, medicine, ministry, media, and entertainment.

I’m one of the media and entertainment guys, and I have to admit that it’s quite thrilling to see the Christian faith so vibrant and alive on these campuses. These universities are graduating the influencers in global culture, and speaking into their lives is indeed an honor. Tonight I had the opportunity to meet Baroness Caroline Cox. She is a Life Peer, and was deputy speaker of the House of Lords, and her accomplishments would fill this blog. But most important, she’s poured her life into humanitarian work.

She leads major efforts to help abandoned and orphaned children, stop sexual slavery, alleviate poverty, promote medical programs and much more. She’s been a real heroine of mine, and is a remarkable example of a single individual who can make a global difference.

Photo Courtesy of Yale University

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