In this episode of the Author Talks with Shaun Tabatt Podcast I interview Matthew Cork about his book Why Not Today: Trafficking, Slavery, The Global Church… And You (Moody Publishers, 2013).
About the Book:
Three hundred million – that’s the number of people subjected to slavery, sex-trafficking, discrimination, and unspeakable poverty in India. That’s the same number of people as live in the entire United States. They are the Dalit people, the untouchables.
When Matthew Cork, a California pastor, first encountered the Dalits he was shaken to his core. He learned that Gandhi’s success at bringing about freedom did not extend to freeing the Dalits from the bondage of the Caste system that has oppressed them for centuries. Cork was moved to commit his church to partner with The Dalit Freedom Network to build 200 schools over ten years, a commitment of over 20 million dollars. And they are doing it. The movement has gained such momentum that a dramatic, feature-length film, Not Today (Nottodaythemovie.com) is being produced and promoted by the same group that did so for Courageous, Facing the Giants, and Fireproof.
This book tells story of the Dalit people and the rising efforts to set them free, in both soul and society. It is a story of both brokenness and hope, of oppression and freedom. It calls the reader to join in the movement to freedom and restoration. The Dalits need your help. Why not start today?
About the Author:
MATTHEW CORK has served in a number of key roles over his many years at Friends Church, including: Worship Pastor, Executive Pastor and the position he currently holds, Lead Pastor. Matthew’s focus since 2003 has been on the renewal of Friends Church. He has a strong pastor’s heart that has led him to be a key part of transitioning a church in crisis. On a trip to India in 2007, Matthew saw firsthand the plight of the Dalit people and the impact education can have on improving their lives. Since then, Friends Church has launched a new vision called Global Freedom and has been instrumental in building a large number of Education Centers throughout India. Matthew lives in Yorba Linda with his wife Mardi and their three children: Nolan, Sophie and Ella.
Here’s where you can connect with Matthew on the web:
For information on the book, film, and related resources visit NotTodayResources.com.
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