WASHINGTON, DC…. ONE Vote ’08 will host concerts at churches in Nevada and Iowa to channel the energy and compassion of local faith communities into the movement to combat extreme poverty, hunger and global disease.
Recording artists Sonicflood, known as the “Fathers of Modern Worship Music” will headline the church concerts. Since releasing their first album in 1999, Sonicflood has sold over 1.5 million records, been nominated for a Grammy award and won the Dove Award for Praise & Worship Album of the Year. The band has also been deeply involved in charity and mission work throughout the world, including work with the International Mission Board and Compassion International. More on Sonicflood can be found at the bands website, www.sonicflood.com.
“The need for relief in our world is overwhelming and it is our desire is to see a miraculous change through a united force of love – many acting as one. As followers of Jesus Christ, we believe that our Lord calls us to a life of surrender and self sacrifice so that this world will see His glorious love revealed. With Christ as our example, let us reach out to this hurting world – healing the sick, feeding the hungry and touching the untouchable. I pray that our love is more than just words but that our love is taking action and together we can move the highest mountain,” says SONICFLOOd lead singer Rick Heil.
The faith concerts are the latest in a flurry of activity in the early primary states by ONE Vote ’08 to raise awareness and visibility of the fight against extreme poverty and AIDS among primary voters and throughout the 2008 election.
The faith concerts also come a week before the first-ever ONE Sabbath, a faith initiative by ONE to give local churches the tools to put their faith into action for the world’s poorest people. Congregations across America have been signing up at www.one.org/faith to participate in ONE Sabbath, which will take place over the weekend of November 23, 2007.
Event details of the ONE Vote ’08 Faith Concerts are below:
Place: Las Vegas, Nevada
Date: Wednesday, November 7, 7 p.m. show
Church: The Crossings
Address: 7950 W. Windmill Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89113
Place: Des Monies, Iowa
Date: Thursday, November 15, 7 p.m. show
Church: Lutheran Church of Hope
Address: 925 Jordan Creek Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266
ONE Vote ’08: Saving Lives, Securing our Future is an unprecedented non-partisan campaign launched by ONE to engage and energize U.S. Presidential candidates on issues of extreme poverty and global health, bringing high visibility for these issues into the U.S. political arena along with commitments by each candidate to support real solutions. For more information, please visit: www.one.org
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