PovertyCure Event in Dallas

To RSVP or for more information,
please contact Elizabeth Nohr
at enohr@acton.org or (616) 454 - 3080

Event Date: 
December 18, 2012 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Location:  

Criswell College, Room E-207 (2nd floor)
4010 Gaston Avenue, Dallas, TX

Acton is pleased to announce a Dallas area screening of a session of its new PovertyCure DVD series for small groups, along with a chance to hear from the project’s lead writer, Acton research fellow Jonathan Witt.

Three years in the making with filming on five continents, the six-episode series takes participants on a journey around the world to meet everyone from entrepreneurs and economists to pastors, bishops, missionaries, charity innovators, and political leaders. Hosted by Acton’s Michael Matheson Miller, the small group series traces out the path to effective compassion and the powerful resources that Christianity brings to charity and the pursuit of human flourishing.

The hour will begin with a screening of the 22-minute Session 5, which explores the power of the Gospel to transform communities, and relates the dramatic story of Immaculée Ilibagiza, who discovered the power of the cross in the midst of the Rwandan genocide.

After the screening, Dr. Witt will discuss the larger PovertyCure initiative and how it has brought together a growing network of more than 180 partner organizations, generated more than half a million Facebook followers, and fostered a movement among Christians to reinvigorate the conversation about charity through a biblically rooted vision of poverty, the human person and society. 

“An amazing journey into the foundations of human flourishing.”
—John Stonestreet, BreakPoint and Summit Ministries

“Watch the series. It'll change your world!”
—Andreas Widmer, Author of The Pope and the CEO

“Christians often mistake good intentions with actions that are unhelpful, even harmful…. The PovertyCure project combines good scholarship with biblical principles that will help us to create partnerships that really work. I am profoundly excited about this project and these new videos.”
—John H. Armstrong, Author of Your Church is Too Small

"Stellar presentation! … So many students raved about how well done the video was and how it really inspired them to change their perspective on giving and focus more on empowerment of the poor."
— Meghann Bowman, Student at Taylor University