CBR’s “Passion” to save children
Picture this: 20,000 Christian young people, all gathered under one roof. Worshiping, praying and hearing the Word from Louie Gigglio, John Piper, Francis Chan, and others. This is the Passion Conference, an annual gathering in Atlanta.
Passion challenges young people to raise awareness of modern-day slavery, an evil that beggars the imagination. For weeks after the conference, attendees use social media, bracelets, and bumper stickers to “shine a light” on slavery.
But there is a victim whose voice has not been heard at Passion. It is the voice of preborn children. Here is the irony: It is unlikely that any Passion attendee will ever be tempted to buy a slave, but many of them will certainly be tempted to kill their own children (or know someone who will be). According to the Guttmacher Institute, 1 in 5 abortions are performed on evangelical or born-again Christians.
What could happen if these young people were as fired up to “shine a light” on the killing of preborn people as they are about the enslavement of born people? While most of them can do little to actually free human slaves, they can do much to stop the killing of preborn children in their own churches and communities.
With this vision in mind, CBR staff conducted an all-day outreach on the sidewalks near Philips Arena, where Passion 2014 took place. Displaying “Choice” signs at nearly every entrance to Philips Arena, nearly all of the 20,000 attendees would see our signs during the day. We gave out nearly 4,000 of our new “Why This? Why Here?” brochure, which exhorts Christians to take a stand.
How did Passion attendees respond? See “Passion Part 2” to find out!
Submitted by: Lincoln Brandenburg, CBR Georgia Project Director
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