Thursday night, Palm Beach Atlantic University students piled into the chapel for a one-night speech event, Q Union. This event is designed to get people across the country to engage in discussions about the most pressing issues in our country right now. These speeches are filmed live, and broadcast to over 150 locations throughout the country.
Gabe Lyons, the founder of Q Union, said that its main goal is to heal our increasingly divided nation. Speakers discussed a variety of issues, from social media and technology, to living a virtuous life in the modern age.
Recording artist Propaganda, in addition to giving out his new single to every student watching, also spoke on the topic of race issues and inequality in America.
“I think the most important thing for the audience to take away is that, no matter what you’re called, to just be obedient to what God has to say, and through that, His name will be glorified.” said Joshua Welsh, whose speech on the progression of society closed out the night.
Students seemed to walk away from the speeches more informed and open-minded than when they arrived.
“It was really interesting to hear these difficult topics from a Christian perspective,” said Andrew Slattery, PBA freshman. “Lots of Christians seem to shy away from these issues. It’s nice to see some taking them head on.”