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Resilient Leadership

Read reflections on resilient leadership from Kirsten Moore, Jason Tavarez, and other members of the Westmont community.

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The Honorable John Robert Lewis: A Statesman, Civil Rights Leader, and One Who Walked with the Wind

In his 80 years on this earth, Lewis sought to do right in the face of wrong, confront hubris with humility, rebuke hate with love, and combat fear with faith. He was constantly on the lookout for what he called "good trouble": his unyielding commitment to comfort the wronged and confront those who did wrong. Lewis was a follower of the teachings of Jesus, and he remained in a posture of teachability and service and devoted his life to the Scriptures.

Modeling a Leadership Program on the Life of Augustine

In the “Confessions,” Augustine documents the personal journey to God. In “City of God,” he describes how to build a functioning society. While we must attend to our own spiritual growth and formation, we must also move beyond a focus on ourselves and seek to discover how God can use us to carry out his work—and share his grace, mercy and forgiveness—in an increasingly troubled society. We’re praying that our graduates can bring this kind of transformative leadership to every sphere of society throughout the world.