Monday, September 12, 2011

Commemorating Ten-Ten-Ten

Yesterday we commemorated the 10th anniversary of the tragedy of Sept. 11, a milestone event that had a profound impact on history, not only of the U.S., but of the entire globe.

I want to take the opportunity to reflect on another milestone day:  October 10, 2010 or 10/10/10.  That day is long gone, and I confess I don't remember doing anything special on that date.   But there were actions around the globe on that day have left an enduring blueprint for people on Earth to follow.

On 10/10/10 Micah Challenge led a campaign to encourage 1000 political leaders to take vital action over Millennium promises to halve extreme global poverty through advocacy meetings following the success of Micah Challenge’s 10.10.10 campaign, arguably the largest prayer and advocacy commitment ever undertaken by Christians.
Millions of promises ‘remembering the poor’ hand printed on cloth, signs and petitions on 10.10.10 will be delivered to policy makers globally after an estimated 60 million Christians in 70 nations prayed the same words of a prayer, corresponding with Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets.

30,000 people took part in 5 signature events, in Sydney, Chennai, London, Lusaka and Guayaquil, showing how churches around the globe are united in their desire to see poverty eradicated with passion. Videos can be viewed by clicking here..
And there was an even more extraordinary project.  Also on October 10th, 2010 (10/10/10), thousands of inspired individuals, representing every nation of the world, filmed their perspective and contributed their voice to a collaborative global film project. They amassed over 3,000 hours of footage on the day.

Many filmed topics of beauty and culture, while others exposed us to challenges, both global and personal.

Founded in 2008, ONE DAY ON EARTH is an online community, a video time capsule, and a media creation platform. It explores our planet’s identity and challenges in an attempt to answer the question: Who are we?

Here is the trailer for the remarkable film.

One Day on Earth - Motion Picture Trailer from One Day On Earth on Vimeo.

And there's more.  ONE DAY ON EARTH is in the process of putting together a similar project for 11/11/11  Click here to learn more.

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