Four months ago I mentioned the launch of the 58: campaign, a collaborative effort by a group of Christian relief and development agencies, aimed at mobilizing the Church to end extreme poverty. Check out the 58: website for lots of cool stuff on the campaign. I’m currently reading Fast Living: How the Church Will End Extreme Poverty by Dr. Scott Todd from Compassion International, the agency that’s heading up the campaign. I hope to have a review here on the blog next week, but in the meantime I wanted to mention that the 58: film — which Katie and I had a chance to see at an early screening a few weeks ago — is officially premiering this Thursday in theaters across the country. It’s really worth checking out. For those in Lancaster, there will be a screening at Regal Manor at 7pm. You can enter your zip code and request free passes here.
In my book review I’ll share some of what I love about the campaign as well as some areas where I think it could be a bit better, but the bottom line is this: it’s exciting when there’s this much synergy among Christians committed to fighting poverty and doing justice, and I hope many of you are able to see the film, either in a theater or at a church, university or other group this fall. Here’s the trailer:
Once again, go here to request a free pass to the screening in your city.