History has shown that for Doukhobors, our light shines brightest in times of challenge. We have led by example through our commitment to strong values, community-focus, and way of life. At the end of the 19th century, author Lev Tolstoy called the Doukhobors “people of the 25th century”. Today, more than ever, the world needs this 25th century thinking and action.
What are your ideas for action today that exemplify 25th century thinking? Are you ready to put your passion and your energy into a plan for an exciting future that can transcend historical bloodlines and existing Doukhobor organizational structures? How do we focus our collective energies in the modern era to move things forward?
Accepted proposals of bold ideas and a commitment to action will be presented at a workshop coinciding with this year's annual USCC Union of Youth Festival:
Friday, May 18, 2018: 7PM – 9PM @ the Brilliant Cultural Centre• Ideas for the future will be presented by groups who prepare an idea submission form by May 1.• Q&A and social to follow.
Saturday, May 19, 2018: 9AM – 12:30PM @ the Brilliant Cultural Centre• Break-out session(s) where further details can be built upon individual proposals presented Friday evening
Enthusiastic people of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to attend and/or present their ideas. However, given the future focus, “youthful thinking participants” are ideally expected to be driving the proposals. In addition, proposals are expected to be in alignment of the ideals and values that prompted Lev Tolstoy to call the Doukhobors “people of the 25th century”.
Make no mistake, we are seeking big, bold ideas! However, equally, if not more important, we are seeking committed and proactive leaders with focused, tangible, and realistic plans to drive these initiatives forward.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the workshop organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org