In just over a week’s time the ‘EXPOSED – Shining a light on corruption’ campaign kicks into full gear as a week of prayer, witness and action takes place. From October 14 TO 20 millions of Christians around the world will be gathering for EXPOSED vigils in Churches, schools, places of work, public spaces and homes.
In South Africa there is a great buzz for the EXPOSED week! Some of the large churches, like Mosaiek and Grace Point, are focussing on EXPOSED in their Sunday services. Catholic parishes throughout the country will be praying and acting against corruption on Sunday the 20th as they participate in EXPOSED. The newly formed radio station ‘Groot FM’ in Gauteng will be focussing on EXPOSED all week, aiming to gather another 100 thousand signatures for the Global Call to end corruption. Unashamedly Ethical will be hosting a number of events throughout South Africa to ‘Shine a light’ on the good work that Christians are doing in business, education, government and civil society to combat unethical and corrupt behaviour. There are many more creative and inspiring responses from Christians and organisations all across the country, showing their support for this important campaign.
Corruption fuels global poverty
Corruption is the largest contributor to global poverty. Because of corruption many citizens of our nation don’t get access to life saving medical care. Children are not properly educated in schools. The cost of infrastructure, such as roads, housing, hospitals and like, is massively inflated.
EXPOSED has a simply message – because God cares about corruption, the Church should care about corruption.
Elsewhere in the world Christians will also be making a public stand to witness to God’s love for the poor and God’s desire to transform corrupt individuals and institutions. There will be EXPOSED Vigils taking place at St Paul’s Cathedral in London, at the Whitehouse in Washington DC, at St Nicholas Church in Leipzig. In the Philippines there will be 143 vigils, one in each of the major cities of that nation. In Uganda there will be vigils in Entebe and eight other places around the country. Nigeria will be hosting over 20 vigils. In Malaysia there will be vigils in public spaces, churches, and even a group of runners going through Kuala Lumpur praying at strategic business and government spots in the city!
Here’s how you can get involved:
1. Please watch this short video (2 minutes) about the EXPOSED Vigils http://t.co/i9EK7QqqjK
2. Simply invite a few friends, set a venue, and download sample prayers, scripture readings and the video from here: http://www.exposed2013.com/act/10-action-tools/33-organise-a-vigil
3. Please register your Global Vigil on the global map (here: http://www.exposed2013.com/act/10-action-tools/78-register-your-vigil), so that others can see it (shine a light!) or join you if it is an open meeting or service!
4. Post some pictures, video, or a short report on your website, facebook and twitter. Please use the hashtag #ShineALight
5. At your Vigil, and during the week, please get as many people as you can to sign the Global Call to end corruption. Simply go here (http://bit.ly/signGC) on your computer, cellphone or tablet or visit the website ( http://www.exposed2013.com) and sign up there, or download and print a sign up sheet to gather signatures automatically.