David LaMotte – October 15, 2023

David LaMotte will be with us on October 15 to lead the 11:00 AM worship service in the chapel.  Lunch and talk will follow immediately afterwards in the Ransom Fellowship Hall.   This is a kick-off for our Adult Education study of David’s book You Are Changing the World Whether You Like It or Not.  We hope you’ll join us.  Please respond using this Online Form to assure your place at the lunch table.

Photo by Lynne Harty
Photo by Lynne Harty

David LaMotte is a songwriter, speaker and author. He has performed over 3,000 concerts and released thirteen full-length CDs of primarily original music, touring in all of the fifty states, as well as five of the seven continents. His most recent album, Still, features the number one song on Folk Radio in September, 2022 (September Me), and the album remained in the top twenty for six months.

His dense speaking and workshop calendar has included presenting at the PC(USA) Mission to the United Nations, keynoting peace conferences in India, Australia, Germany and at the Scottish Parliament, as well as offering the baccalaureate for 2016 graduates of Columbia Seminary. His TEDx talk on what music can teach us about peacemaking is featured on TED.org.

LaMotte suspended his established music career at its peak in 2008 to pursue his other primary vocation by accepting a Rotary World Peace Fellowship to obtain a master’s degree in International Relations, Peace and Conflict Resolution at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, doing field work in Andhra Pradesh, India.

David has published three books, including two illustrated children’s books. A new edition of his most recent book, Worldchanging 101: Challenging the Myth of Powerlessness, will be reissued in 2023 in a new edition by Chalice Press, under the new title of You Are Changing the World Whether You Like It Or Not.