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Six days after the 2006 World Cup Final …

… there will be a Christian ‘Live Aid’ styled concert to lift thousands out of poverty.  It’s taking place on Saturday 15 July 2005 at the Olympic Stadium Berlin, Germany.  Apparently, 75,000 Christians from around the world will gather for the worship event ‘Calling All Nations’.  It will bring Christian musicians including Sir Cliff Richard and leaders from around the world together for a 10 hour celebration and a call to mission – a mission to lift the children of the world out of desperate poverty. Noel Richards is behind this vision for the largest contemporary worship event Europe has ever seen.  it will raise money for organisations such as World Vision, with all who attend being encouraged to sponsor a child for one year. Noel said: “We want the youth of the world and the young at heart to make a commitment through prayer, praise and giving to help in the fight against AIDS and world poverty.”  Together with Sir Cliff, the guest line up inlcudes: Graham Kendrick, Delirious?, Matt Redman; Tim Hughes; Dave Bilbrough; and Paul Oakley.  Also from further afield: Reuben Morgan (Australia), Brian Doerksen (Canada), David Ruis (USA), I Themba (South Africa), Inside Out (Netherlands), Lilo Keller (Switzerland), Tim and Kristin Reinhardt (Germany) and many more from Germany, Korea, Slovakia, Italy, Czech Republic, Brazil and France.  Sir Cliff Richard said: “There can be no more vital time than now, for Europe to be focused on the Christian message of love and reconciliation.  Political dialogue can take us so far; prayer can take us to fulfilment.” 

Noel Richards said, “… This is about people from around the world uniting under one common cause, demonstrating God’s love and making a difference.”
Tickets cost from 35.50 euros.  For details of travel and to book go to Calling All Nations

Tony is a Superintendent Methodist Minister, broadcaster and author. He is a radio presenter with Premier Christian Radio and a regular contributor to BBC Radio 2's Pause for Thought (5.45 am). Tony is married with two children and four grandchildren.

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