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World Relief Unveils New Short Film In Response To a Divisive and Challenging 2017

December 7, 2017
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World Relief Unveils New Short Film In Response To a Divisive and Challenging 2017

BALTIMORE, MD – Responding to the divisive political rhetoric, natural disasters and hate-filled violence that have marked 2017, World Relief has released a new short film, entitled 1 Corinthians 13 (Love In Action).

The film—released in conjunction with World Relief’s Love in Action year-end campaign, celebrates the undeniable ways in which individuals and communities around the world have demonstrated kindness, patience and resistance to hate this year.

The film pairs cinematic film footage, news footage from 2017 and narration featuring words from the Bible found in 1 Corinthians 13.

World Relief President Scott Arbeiter issues the following statement in conjunction with the release of the short film:

“It’s been a remarkably difficult season in the U.S. and around the world. It’s understandable that people right now feel overwhelmed by the weight of a suffering world. Our goal was to produce a film that acknowledges that feeling, but also highlights and celebrates the reality that in this same year, we’ve seen countless individuals and communities selflessly stand up for the vulnerable and sacrificially serve their neighbors, both locally and around the globe. That’s love in action. We hope this film would encourage viewers to consider steps they might take to put love in action in their own sphere of influence, pouring more love into a world that is so desperately in need of it.”

The Love in Action campaign, which launched on November 9, includes social media initiatives, blog posts emphasizing stories of those who are putting love in action each day, and opportunities for individuals and churches to support the work of those putting love in action around the world.

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World Relief is a global humanitarian relief and development organization that stands with the vulnerable and partners with local churches to end the cycle of suffering, transform lives and build sustainable communities. With over 70 years of experience, World Relief works in 20 countries worldwide through disaster response, health and child development, economic development and peacebuilding and has offices in the United States that specialize in refugee and immigration services.

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