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Compassion International speaker to give address at chapel Nov. 7

Oct. 31, 2012
For Immediate Release

By April Hill, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Zach Hunter, 19, who works with Compassion International, an abolitionist, author and speaker, will speak during Campbellsville University’s weekly chapel service at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7 in Ransdell Chapel, located on CU’s campus at 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville.

Compassion International is a Christian child development organization dedicated to releasing children from poverty. Their mission is twofold: they work through local churches to provide child development programs to deliver children from economic, physical, social and spiritual poverty, enabling them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults, and they speak out for children in poverty – informing, motivating and equipping others to become advocates for children.

At age 12, Hunter founded and led the “Loose Change to Loosen Chains” campaign to help end modern day slavery – a problem facing 27 million people in the world today. Today, students around the world are a part of the LC2LC campaign.

Hunter has written three books, “Be the Change,” “Generation Change” and “Lose Your Cool.” He has partnered with artists to help raise awareness about human rights violations and the plight of the poor.
He has spoken at Saddleback and Willow Creek churches and at multiple music festivals and student conferences. A children’s book has been written about Huntger as a part of the Young Heroes collection published by Cengage Learning.

He also appeared at a White House event; and was honored by CNN as a modern day hero.

He appears regularly on TV and radio and contributes to magazine and newspaper articles. He was the global student spokesperson for The Amazing Change, a social justice campaign launched by Bristol Bay Productions in conjunction with the major motion picture Amazing Grace, based on the life of antislavery pioneer William Wilberforce.

He lives with his parents, Gregg and Penny, his little brother, Nate outside of Atlanta, Ga.

Chapel is designed to provide opportunities for corporate worship and exposure through a variety of informative speakers and presentations.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,600 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is