If you haven’t watched the trailer above, 58:The Film takes you on a journey through several different countries; it introduces you to a hungry and struggling mother and children in Ethiopia, two families enslaved by bonded labor in India, and into the distressed streets of Kenya and New York. The film not only shows the problems and devastations of extreme poverty, but also the good done to combat it. One positive example is an American man with a local community coffee shop selling Fair Trade coffee and promoting the end of global poverty. “These impatient revolutionaries and ordinary prophets present viewers with an empowering vision [to rise] up to its remarkable potential to end extreme poverty, by bringing God’s words through Isaiah to life in our time, in our day.”
58: The Film is made in partnership of 10 organizations collaborating to eliminate extreme global poverty in the world. This initiative is based on Isaiah 58 (to read the full passage click here). Isaiah 58:7 states, “Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter–when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?” As 58’s slogan states, “We have everything we need, will we do everything it takes?”
Organizations in Partnership for 58: The Film:
Plant with Purpose, International Justice Mission, Compassion International, Food for the Hungry, Living Water, Hope International, Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization, Micah Challenge, Christian Reformed World Relief Committee, and World Relief. To learn more about any of these organizations, click here.
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