Critical eye, hopeful heart.

Crisis in Portugal  Crowd 2 (Jose Paulo Carvalho Pereira) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

Crisis in Portugal Crowd 2 (Jose Paulo Carvalho Pereira) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

“There’s something very particular about young people, not just that they have time. Walter Brueggemann writes in The Pro­phetic Imagination about the two elements of prophetic vision. One is criticality, recognition of the world’s pain. Second is hope, recognition of the world’s possibilities. Young people come of age with a critical eye and a hopeful heart. It’s that combination of critical eye and hopeful heart that brings change. That’s one reason why so many young people were and are involved in movements for social change.”

Marshall Ganz from Inside Stories.

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