I ran across this video clip of Bono's awesome acceptance speech at the NAACP Image Awards after winning the Chairman's Award. It was really inspiring to me and I'm so glad that SOMEONE out there is saying this! AMEN.
"To those in the church, who still sit in judgement on the AIDS emergency, let me climb into the pulpit for just one moment. Because whatever thoughts we have about God, who He is or even if God exists, most will agree that God has a special place for the poor. The poor are where God lives. God is in the slums, in the cardboard boxes, where the poor play house. God is where the opportunity is lost and lives are shattered. God is with the mother who has infected her child with a virus that will take both their lives. God is under the rubble in the cries we hear during wartime. God, my friends, is with the poor and God is with us if we are with them.
This is not a burden. This is an adventure. Don't let anyone tell you it cannot be done. We can be the generation that ends extreme poverty. Thank you."
Here's the clip of fabulous Tyra Banks and some other less fabulous person (Julian Bond), presenting the award and Bono's speech in its entirety, courtesy of YouTube.