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    One’s vocation requires service to others through the improvement of their general wellbeing, and service to oneself by doing something that is enjoyable and fulfilling.

    Oscar Orme

    2021-22 Wild Hope Fellow

    To know oneself is powerful, and the Wild Hope Center nurtures that self-discovery.

    Koa Beck

    2021-22 Wild Hope Fellow

    Being a fellow equips you with the skills to be an essential tool in the process of enriching your communities, global, personal, or otherwise.

    Parker Brocker-Knapp

    2021-22 Wild Hope Fellow

    Service is a vital part of vocation, as a true vocation or calling will surely help someone, no matter what that vocation may be.

    Curtis Ganung

    2021-22 Wild Hope Fellow

    Being a fellow has given me an opportunity to reflect on my life and identity. I’ve never made time to do that before, so I am learning a lot about myself through the Wild Hope Fellowship.

    Sandy Montgomery

    2021-22 Wild Hope Fellow

    The Wild Hope Center opens up so many possibilities to think about yourself and your pathway into the world.

    Stephanie Aparicio Zambrano

    2021-22 Wild Hope Fellow

    The fellowship is incredibly impactful because each person is able to bring their full selves, whatever that means for them, each week and it has been amazing to form our little community and hear about the world from multiple unique perspectives.

    Maggie Nieberger

    2021-22 Wild Hope Fellow

    “I think this is what PLU is about: intersecting your identities, finding your passions, and using them to serve others”

    Cas Hebert

    2022 Wild Hope Essay Contest Runner-Up

    What is Vocation?

    Vocation is being called with others to promote human and ecological flourishing

    Calling

    Calling

    We are called by new knowledge and experience, by other people, by pressing need, by global events and crisis, and-for many-by the universe, a higher power, by God, into awareness that life is more than securing a comfortable existence for oneself.

     

    Relationship

    Relationship

    We are called into relationship, into communities both temporary and life-long marked by diversity in life and thought, where we live into mutual responsibility for each other, trusting that we can be and do more together than apart in isolation.

     

     

    Human and Ecological Flourishing

    Human & Ecological Flourishing

    We are called together to promote human and ecological flourishing–the mission of this university–and so let learning animate service and care for this world and our commitment to strive for justice and peace wherever we find ourselves.