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Panel #3: The Transformative Power of One to Effect Change

Many of these panelists are living examples of the power that one individual can have in bringing about change in the lives of others. They demonstrate the importance of individual passion and commitment to ending the cycle of poverty and exclusion for people with intellectual disabilities, as demonstrated by Mrs. Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the founder of Special Olympics. Dikembe Mutombo, for example, is someone whose commitment and passion for helping others has inspired many to follow suit. The panel also discusses the importance of the family unit and youth in empowering people with intellectual disabilities.

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Jean Vanier, a prophet of humility and simplicity, wins!

Today, the Templeton Foundation gave its most prestigious award to my hero, Jean Vanier.  For Linda and our children and me, he has also been our retreat leader, our teacher of humility, our guide. 

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Posted on 2015-03-11 by Tim

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