Callings

Leading Lives That Matter

November 02, 2020 Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education Season 1 Episode 2
Callings
Leading Lives That Matter
Show Notes

The book Leading Lives That Matter is a much-loved collection of vocation-related readings oriented toward undergraduate students. A new edition was published this summer, updated with new sections and several new readings, including pieces by Pope Francis, Malcolm Gladwell, Winona LaDuke,  Jhumpa Lahiri, Wangari Maathai, Toni Morrison, Larry Rasmussen, and Alice Walker. In this interview, editors Mark Schwehn and Dorothy Bass talk about the fortuitous events that led to the original project and the issues that guided their thinking in putting together the new edition. They also share stories about their own life trajectories, describe their understanding of each of their lives’ callings, and muse about their favorite texts to teach.