Tuesday, June 14, 2005

ONE Voice AGAINST Global Hunger and AIDS

Join evangelical leaders such as Billy Graham, Rick Warren, and John Stott, along with celebrities such as Bono, Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz, and Cameron Diaz (who said evangelicals and Hollywood can't mix?) in urging President Bush and ordinary Americans to increase support for the fight against global AIDS, starvation, and extreme poverty. Check out the promo video featuring, among others, a cameo by Pat Robertson along with a veritable who's who from pop culture.

Lend your support by "signing" the declaration online, today. I signed last night.

“WE BELIEVE that in the best American tradition of helping others help themselves, now is the time to join with other countries in a historic pact for compassion and justice to help the poorest people of the world overcome AIDS and extreme poverty.

"WE RECOGNIZE that a pact including such measures as fair trade, debt relief, fighting corruption and directing an additional one percent of the U.S. budget toward meeting basic needs – education, health, clean water, food, and care for orphans – would transform the futures and hopes of an entire generation in the poorest countries.

"WE COMMIT ourselves - one person, one voice, one vote at a time - to make a better, safer world for all.”

Sonsored by the ONE Campaign.

Generation Xcel (i.e. CoCo) produced the Voice of Silence in partnership with World Vision's 30-Hour Famine this past February to raise awareness locally about global AIDS and hunger. Nice to see so many others lending their voice to the campaign.


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