Regular readers of this blog will know that I am a fan of U2 and often quote their lyrics. As someone who has been working with a group that calls itself a movement, I have been fascinated as I watch Bono’s intentional efforts to build a global movement to eradicate poverty.
Back in 2006 he gave what I consider to be one of the greatest speeches so far in this millennium. He was calling for action.
A couple of weeks ago he gave a speech at TED, which shows that things are changing in a remarkable way.
I have posted both speeches in this reflection, and I would recommend you watch both.
This is the 2006 speech:
This is the recent one:
I find it inspiring to see that change is possible. My guess is that in 100 years time history will look back on this movement as the most important thing that happened in our lifetime. Its interesting how for most of us though, incredible news like this can go in one ear and out the other as we continue on with our daily lives.