TENS of thousands of Christians are uniting across the world this Sunday to fight corruption and poverty.
Some 3000 churches have signed up for the latest 'Micah Sunday' events 'Light For My Feet', organised by Micah Challenge, to explore what the Bible says about poverty and corruption.
With prayer, sermons and activities it is hoped that the events will trigger waves of positive action in local communities across the world in the months to come.
The events will be just days before International Poverty Day on 17th October and days after the launch of EXPOSED on 11th October, which for the first ever time seeks to bring 100 million Christians together to shine a light on corruption.
Jacolien Viveen, Micah Challenge co-ordinator in Holland, said over 500 churches in Holland are celebrating Micah Sunday.
She said: "We want to see Christians become more aware of what the Bible says about poverty and corruption. There is a clear link between the two, and in the years to come we want our churches to take up advocacy and action. At the moment it is about education.
"There will be so much going on across Holland. Some churches have a choir who will sing songs of justice, some are doing a study course, and some churches have an action day with things like street cleaning for the community."
Micah Challenge International Director Joel Edwards said: "It is a reality that we live in a broken and corrupt world. Light For My Feet is a way for the Church to reflect and respond with advocacy and action.
"Churches will hold services inspired by Psalm 119v105 which has been our pilot guide on poverty and corruption.
"We want to understand what God has to say about corruption, ethical behaviour and integrity. It's God who brings light to the world, so we want to explore how, by obeying his teachings, we can share this light and hope with those in need."
EXPOSED aims to mobilise 100 million Christians around vigils and activities between 14th and 20th October 2013.
As a unique coalition, EXPOSED will enable churches and organisations to respond to corruption on a global scale for the first time. Millions will commit to promote practical steps for ethical behaviour in business, government, the Church and wider society.
For more information visit www.micahchallenge.org
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