A Message from the President: The Fierce Urgency of Now

submitted by bergc2@augsburg.edu

President Paul C. Pribbenow on August 17 sent a call to action, The Fierce Urgency of Now, to the Augsburg community in response to recent events in the United States and the world.

As the President notes, “Events in our country and around the world during the past several months have reminded us that the spectre of fear and prejudice and bigotry are very much present in our common lives.”

He goes on to add that: “The Augsburg community is a microcosm of “the world house.” It is our rare and compelling call to live as a people united by ecumenical loyalties, called to illustrate for all to see how love for one another, what Dr. King called “the supreme unifying principle” claimed by all great world religions, might be the path forward in a world torn to its very core by the forces of hatred, prejudice and violence.”

Read the full post on the President’s blog at http://www.augsburg.edu/president/2017/08/17/the-fierce-urgency-of-now-president-pribbenow/

The Fierce Urgency of Now: A Call to the Community