Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Cornerstone Church Organizes "One Day Without Shoes"


Posted by: Noël Jones

Jason Burson, Pastor of Cornerstone Church on College Hill, sent me this video of a creative project called One Day Without Shoes, an event they organized to raise awareness of poverty in the world. Check it out!

I remember when I was in college, we had an event like this, but instead of walking a day without shoes, all participating students gathered for a dinner, and drew a number, and ate the dinner that corresponded to the number. Most of us ended up sitting on the floor eating a bowl of rice, while a small group got cafeteria-style fare, and a select few got to sit at a table with a white tablecloth where they were catered to and served fine food. The numbers, of course were devised mathematically to represent the percentages of people in the world who live below the poverty line, in the middle class, and among the wealthy elite in our world. It was an eye-opening experience, to say the least.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Will shoes be worn at Jordan Oliver's parade?

jason said...

Thanks for posting this!

noel jones said...

welcome! it's a cool project.

noel jones said...

Anon--wrestling shoes, perhaps?

noel jones said...

I'm glad you guys just went ahead and DID this--I can only imagine half the social service groups in town waving their hands and heads at the idea because of the LIABILITY if someone should hurt his or her foot...

Reminds me of the old saying, "If you're always really really careful, nothing bad--or good--will ever happen to you."

jason said...

Thanks.. glad to do it