Urging our nation's leaders to end hunger

A World on Fire

I recently heard about a unique music video that demonstrates just how attainable the MDGs are.  The song is “World on Fire” by Sarah McLaughlin (see it here).  Instead of spending the average $150,000 on her music video, McLaughlin decided to spend just $15 and put the rest of the budget to use around the world helping about a million people.  For example, instead of spending $5000 for one day of hair and make-up, the money was used to put 145 girls in Afghanistan through school for one year.  The video is full of similar parallels that really question where people place their values.  If the money allocated away from a single music video can accomplish so much, imagine what could come from a simple ONE percent increase of the United States government’s budget.


« 1John3 Overanalysis leads to paralysis... Why 400,000 meals are wasting away in storage in the US while people are starving.. »


Bianca - Thanks for your post! This video is an excellent resource for education about the MDGs and global poverty. It shows such positive images of development and people's lives. Too often, we are used to seeing images of suffering and disease. While this is a reality for many living in the global south, it's really key to highlight LIFE and vibrancy. David Gist (BFW CA Organizer) and I recently spoke to students at Fuller Theological Seminary in California. We used Sarah's video as an introduction to our lecture.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference A World on Fire:

Stay Connected

Bread for the World