I am so proud of our guys. Some of them decided to take a step of faith and “try” something different than the normal “Praise Night” that we have been having for the last 12 years to reach out to people. With this generation being the most activist or “caused-oriented” generation since the Student Volunteer Movement generation, it is exciting to see our college students getting ready for the screening of the movie Call + Response.
This documentary film is about the slavery that still goes on in the world today. It is estimated that here are the close 27 million slaves. They range from sex slaves to child slavery and to child soldiers. They are found in the brothels of Cambodia or sweat shops in India. In 2007, it is estimated that the slave traders made more money than Google, Nike and Starbucks combined!
Many well-known people such as Madeleine Albright, Daryl Hannah, Ashley Judd, Nicholas Kristof, and many other political and cultural figures are supporting this movement. Their goal is to bring this issue to the forefront and to inspire people who will get involved to stop this madness. Literally, it is another abolitionist movement.
We have the privilege of hosting this screening. First, it started off as just a small way to reach out to the friends of our LIFE group members. But then, we found out that the director of the movie would be joining us for the screening and that he was open to having a Q & A after the film.
Then, it began to spread to something bigger when all of the Michigan Student Assembly (MSA) got a wind of what we were doing. Not only are they endorsing this event, but there have been other new outlets wanting to know what is going on and the significance of this film.
If we can see more people who are convinced of the Gospel and who will bring God’s Kingdom reality to the world, it will be an incredible moment in history. We would see a God-style transformation.