Wittenberg, Obama, October 31st, and the 500

Tradition ascribes the date of October 31, 1517 as the beginning of the Reformation. On October 31, 2017, many in Germany and around the world will mark 500 years since this event that permanently changed the face and course of Christianity.

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Today, the Obama Foundation announced additional information on the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago on October 31 and November 1. The Foundation will welcome approximately five hundred civic leaders from around Chicago, the United States, and the world for a two-day, immersive event. During this inaugural Summit, young leaders will come together for a hands-on exchange of ideas to inspire and empower participants with tools to create positive change in their communities.

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I am not posting this to make any type of correlation. I just find it interesting that these dates and numbers match up. It makes me wonder if there is anything to look at here. Because, you have to admit… it’s pretty ironic.

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