Where does Social Justice fit into the SoulFest agenda?
As news of the AIDS pandemic made it to the US in the mid 1990s, a statistic surfaced stating: “only 6% of the Church in North American thinks the AIDS pandemic is an important issue and half of those people think it’s a well deserved judgement.” That statistic, true or not, along with a growing concern many shared about whether or not their Christian faith was relevant, served as a catalyst for starting SoulFest. From year one, SoulFest invited Doctors and AIDS workers as well as individuals with AIDS to participate in educating, and inspire involvement. At SoulFest 07, 3 inidividuals who had escaped from the LRA (children abducted in this army) in Uganda spoke at SoulFest. SoulFest has evolved to become champions of smaller New England based charities as well as continuing an effort to raise awareness and inspire responses to the plight of Africans, the results of extreme poverty in the US and abroad, modern slavery, and other critical issues. Jesus wasn’t giving advice when He said