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Passing the Mantle 2011: John Hope Bryant, Love Leadership

Passing the Mantle 2011: John Hope Bryant, Love Leadership

Passing the Mantle 2011: John Hope Bryant, Love Leadership

John Hope Bryant
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Operation HOPE

Bryant came to LA from Atlanta specifically to speak at PTM. He deeply moved PTM fellows with his inspirational thoughts and principles from his bestselling book, Love Leadership, which he signed copies of during lunch, and told the class that they are “reset leaders” for a new generation.

“If this is a crisis of virtues and values, and not just an economic crisis, then the world needs them more than ever,” Bryant wrote on his website, where he shared his thoughts about the presentation.

After his talk, Bryant treated fellows to a word from Ambassador Andrew Young via cell phone. Young is civil rights icon and was a close aide to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Young’s talk can be heard here.

“Two of my mentors, heroes and friends in one place, on one day,” Bryant wrote, referring to Rev. Dr. Cecil Murray and Young. “Doesn’t get much better.”

Listen to a 10-minute preview of the presentation:

The full podcast can be downloaded for FREE from iTunes U. Audio has been edited for sound quality and content.

Bryant also chatted with CRCC Executive Director Don Miller and tweeted about it.

Sitting with USC Center for Religion head Don Miller, a great man. Tells me there r 90 ethnicities at USC. Every religion. Nice.Jul 28 via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

The Passing the Mantle Clergy and Lay Leadership Institute, now part of the newly launched USC Cecil L. Murray Center for Community Engagement, provides vision and practical training for the next generation of African American clergy and lay leaders. PTM was made possible by grant support from The James Irvine Foundation.