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Q Union to be on Campus Thursday


Lee University will host Q Union on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 7-9 p.m. in the Conn Center in partnership with Q Ideas.

“We look forward to hosting Q Union on our campus and being part of this national conversation,” said Dr. Mike Hayes, vice president for student development. “This event marks 20 years since we began offering leadership development experiences for our students. Q Union is an exciting step forward for us.”

The theme of the event is “Healing Our Divided Nation.” Q Union is a one-night event that connects universities across the nation. Through immersive learning experiences, active leaders are invited to think, process, and reevaluate their own approaches to difficult conversations. According to its website, Q is for those who are hungry to shape the future of culture.

Three speakers will be livestreamed in addition to three live student-led talks. The evening will also feature time for response conversation.

The simulcast speakers for the evening include David Brooks, cultural commentator at The New York Times, who will speak on cultivating virtue. Dr. Kara Powell, the Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute, will speak on confronting technology addiction. Jason Petty, also known by his artist name of Propaganda, will talk on the current complicated cultural environment of the United States.

Savannah Stone, a junior public relations and graphic design major at Lee, will speak on living a distilled life. Antonio Thompson, a senior pastoral ministries major, will talk about the conflict of obedience. Rachel Rutledge, a junior psychology major, will speak on the topic of insincere faith.

“I think students on our campus are hungry for events like Q Union,” said Stone. “We want to be challenged and to talk about the tension we experience in our culture and in our own lives. Rather than speaking about what divides our nation, I want to dive into how we can actually make the changes we want to see in the world.”

Q Union is part of Q, a learning community that encourages Christians to advance the common good in society. Q was founded by Gabe and Rebekah Lyons in 2007. Both Gabe and Rebekah have spoken at Lee Chapel services, with Rebekah most recently speaking during an evening Convocation service.

This event is free, non-ticketed, and open to the public.

For more information about Q Union, visit Q.

For more information about Q Ideas, visit ideas.

For more information about the event, contact the Office of Student Development at (423) 614-8406.

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