In my work with the Bible College of Victoria, I’m frequently impressed by the people I meet. Not only are the faculty fascinating, but a range of guest speakers visit the college from time to time, each with their own particular field of expertise. Last year, Dr. Jim Hoffmeier described some of the archaeological explorations he’s been involved in, and it exploded my understanding of archaeology, and also the Bible. But in March this year BCV will host the visit of one of the most remarkable people I’ve yet had the privilege to meet!
Baroness Caroline Cox has a CV that runs into many pages, is a former Deputy Speaker of Great Britain’s House of Lords, and has been awarded more honours than I can begin to list. But most significantly, she’s used her considerable influence to be a powerful force in humanitarian work. Perhaps best known for releasing countless slaves from slavery, she’s now Chief Executive of HART (Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust) and continues to campaign tirelessly on a wide range of human rights and humanitarian issues.
Baroness Caroline Cox will be addressing a public meeting on 20th March 2009, at 11:30am at BCV in Lilydale. Her talk is entitled “A Light in the Darkness: The Privilege of Making a Differennce”. Further details are available on the BCV website. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity!