Author and pastor Eugene Cho of Seattle, Washington, will present the address “Overrated: Are We More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World than Actually Changing the World?” as the 2018 Asian Heritage Education and Diversity Lecture at Hope College on Wednesday, March 14, at 7 p.m. in the Maas Center auditorium.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

Cho is the founder and lead pastor of Quest Church, an urban, multicultural and multi-generational church in Seattle.  He is also the founder and visionary of One Day’s Wages, a grassroots movement of people, stories, and actions to alleviate extreme global poverty which has been featured in the New York Times, The Seattle Times, NPR and numerous other media outlets.  His book “Overrated: Are We More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World Than Actually Changing the World?” was published in 2014.

For his entrepreneurial work and spirit, Pastor Cho was featured in the 2012 book “Everyday Heroes: 50 Americans Changing the World One Nonprofit at a Time” and received the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award from Princeton Theological Seminary.

The address is being sponsored by the college’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion in collaboration with the college’s Phelps Scholars Program, Hope’s Asian Perspective Association (HAPA) student organization, Paul G. Fried Center for Global Engagement and American Ethnic Studies program.

The Maas Center is located at 264 Columbia Ave., between 10th and 13th streets.