February 24, 2010
When a Film Practices What It Preaches . . .
The filmmakers of 'As We Forgive' encourage others to help reconciliation efforts in Rwanda
For Lent, Hinson and her team have launched a 40 Days of Forgiveness campaign, encouraging people to "join us this Easter season to build a village of reconciliation" in Rwanda -- through hosting a screening of the film, buying the DVD or other merchandise, and/or making a contribution to Living Bricks, a partner with Prison Fellowship in building homes for those Rwandans who have reconciled . . . and encouraging others to do likewise.
They've also launched a 40 Days blog, where various artists and writers are weighing in with their thoughts on forgiveness and reconciliation. (So far, myself and musician Sara Groves are the first bloggers, but more are to come in the weeks ahead.)