2021 Theme: CHANGE
As we try to move beyond 2020, it is hard not to think about all the changes we have seen and felt. We hope 2021 will serve as a year of reflection on lessons learned and an opportunity to work toward the world we want. Here are some questions and quotes to consider as you consider CHANGE.

How is change an opportunity?
How does social change bring us together and drive us apart?
In what ways does change build upon or threaten tradition?
How might we take advantage of these times to create positive change?
How do we ground and prepare ourselves to be changemakers?
Why is change terrifying to some and liberating to others?
What is the relationship between personal and institutional change?
How have changes to your discipline, profession, or institution shaken                things up in the past and present?  
What can we learn from disasters and how they re-shape the way we                live, work, and play? 
How have our habits adapted? Are those consequences good, bad, or               something else? 
How have faith communities shaped social change movements in the                past? How are they shaping—or resisting—adaptation today?
How do artists and artmaking help us change perspectives, attitudes, and          actions?
How does storytelling change our view of the world and one another? 
“Disaster provides a form of societal shock which disrupts habitual, institutionalized patterns of behavior and renders people amenable to social and personal change.” – Rebecca Solnit, A Paradise Built in Hell

“[I]n our world everybody thinks of changing humanity, and nobody thinks of changing himself.” – Leo Tolstoy, “Three Methods of Reform”

“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” –Barak Obama, Feb. 5, 2008

“A wise man changes his mind, a fool never will.” – Spanish Proverb

“When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.” – Chinese Proverb