Future meets future. Jerome C. Glenn, the CEO of The Millennium Project, visited Korea and participated in the ASEZ Conference held at the New Jerusalem Pangyo Temple on June 26. Under the subject, “Seeking the Role of University Students for a Sustainable Future,” the futurist talked with 530 members of ASEZ the Church of God University Student Volunteer Group.
Mother welcomed Mr. Glenn who made some time for university students despite his busy schedule. The meeting began around 5 p.m. with a performance of two environmental songs, An Island and Right Now, Right Here, which raise awareness of environmental issues and urge people to take immediate actions. The university student chorus which harmonized with a video inspired the audience. The ASEZ activities were introduced in English through panels and a presentation, and the students paid attention to the futurist and actively asked questions.
Mr. Glenn talked about various topics such as how to integrate collective intelligence into teamwork and how to communicate with cities and make changes. Impressed with ASEZ members’ enthusiasm, he gave his support signature. He spoke highly of ASEZ becasue university students are acting now around the world, and asked them to continue with their efforts for a better future. He also showed his interest in ASEZ’ Reduce Crime Together project and hoped to meet again to discuss the matter more deeply.
The audience of university students applauded when Mr. Glenn said he would help make ASEZ’s activities known online and support with feedback. “We’ve confirmed once again that ASEZ activities such as environmental projects and efforts to implement the UN SDGs and reduce crime make a difference for our future. Our job is to put things into practice, starting from small things,” the participants expressed their determination for a sustainable future.
After the conference, Mr. Glenn complimented ASEZ on its activities being carried out successfully with the heart of Mother. “One change can bring great changes in the future. You’ve been actively working and making changes around the world. I believe that such activities can change the future of mankind,” he said.