CCDA -- "Stand For Africa"...
"AIDS in Africa is an issue so big that it will take the entire Body of Christ working together to change the course of the plague. The civil rights movement and apartheid are the last social movements which required people regardless of color, class or gender to unify into action. We must do this for Africa!" -- Dr. John Perkins, Founder, Christian Community Development Association (CCDA)
In a specially-called session at the conference, Dr. Perkins introduced Herb Lusk, Founder of "Stand For Africa" -- Philadelphia Eagles running back turned pastor -- using a Bill Hybels phrase: "A leader is someone who turns vision into passion. Herb Lusk is such a man."
Pastor Lusk then challenged us, alluding to the rattling of the 'dry bones', to come together and come alive.
"I'm not so fearful for Africa, as I am for us, if we don't hear and respond."
[Also see "President Bush Discusses HIV/AIDS Initiatives in Philadelphia".]