Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell one of 50 seniors nationwide featured in Washington, D.C. exhibit, “Celebrate Age”

Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell, a resident of South Franklin Circle retirement community in Chagrin Falls, was recently selected as 1 of 50 seniors nationwide featured in LeadingAge’s “Celebrate Age” exhibit in Washington, DC.

LeadingAge, a national association representing not-for-profit organizations serving older adults, developed the exhibit in honor of their Fiftieth Anniversary celebration at LeadingAge’s Annual Meeting.

More than 400 individuals were nominated to be part of this exhibit, which included stories and photos from each selected participant. A panel of older adults selected these individuals in early October based on their “zest for life and commitment to making a difference in their communities.” The 50 seniors were honored at a reception during the annual meeting.

Rev. Campbell, 79, has been a long-time advocate for peace and justice, committed to creating and supporting initiatives that build interfaith understanding.

Most notably, she was executive director of the U.S. office of the World Council of Churches, and in the 1960s, worked with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to break down racial barriers in Cleveland. She recently served as an advisor in the development of the Charter of Compassion, created by author Karen Armstrong and affirmed by the TED (technology, entertainment and design) organization. The Charter has been signed by nearly 80,000 people from 77 countries.

To Campbell, change happens when you think globally and act locally. As director of religion of the Chautauqua Institution and as program coordinator at South Franklin Circle, she is deepening interfaith understanding by exposing these communities to diverse global religious viewpoints.

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