Top Musicians Unite to Support IJM: FREEDOM CD Brings Together Top-40, Dove- and Grammy-Award Winners
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— Green River Ordinance, whose hit single “Don’t Give Up,” opens disc 2.
“To be honest, I don’t understand how anyone could not be excited about the work that IJM is doing. We feel that we are called to rescue, justice and mercy, and it moves our heart to see how effectively and passionately IJM exhibits all three. Since God broke our chains, we want to be involved in breaking the chains of others.”
— Mike Donehey of Tenth Avenue North, who contributed the new song “All I Have” to the compilation.
WASHINGTON D.C. –Top musicians have united together for a single cause: IJM’s work to bring rescue to victims of modern-day slavery, sex trafficking and other forms of violent oppression. Twenty-six of today’s leading artists contributed songs to “Freedom,” a new two-disc album that supports IJM’s frontline work. Packed with new and never-before-released material from top-40, Dove- and Grammy-award winning artists, the album has already become one of the fastest-selling records in exclusive distributor Family Christian Stores’ history.
Every purchase of “Freedom” helps support IJM’s work to bring rescue, justice and long-term aftercare to victims of violence. The collection, which retails for only $5, also equips supporters to become advocates for the 27 million children, women and men held as slaves today. Each album includes a bonus DVD featuring IJM’s documentary At the End of Slavery, designed as a tool to introduce others to the reality of modern-day slavery and the hope for a final end to this crime, and an introduction to Family Christian Stores’ James Fund in support of orphans and widows.
“Every victim of violent oppression needs an advocate. By supporting the ‘Freedom’ project, listeners are not only getting an incredible album, but joining the movement to give the voiceless a voice” says Amy Lucia, Vice President of Global Communications for IJM. “We’re so honored by the group of talented musicians who have lent their voices and their music to this urgent cause – and grateful for the significant work and sacrifice of the record labels, publishers and Family Christian Stores to make this project a reality.”
The music featured on the collection ranges from the urban R&B-influenced “Justus” by the Washington Projects, to a new acoustic version of TobyMac’s hit “Hold On,” to songwriter Sara Groves’ intimate piano and voice performance of her chart-topping “When the Saints.”
What unites the diverse group of artists is their passion for the work of justice. “It is an honor for Third Day to take part in the Freedom project,” explains Third Day’s David Carr, whose Grammy award-winning band contributed the album’s stirring opening number, “Arise.” “We have just recently been made more aware of the tragedy of modern-day slavery and the various ways it presents itself. This is an issue that upon learning about it, one cannot just look the other way, and we certainly have chosen not to. The work of IJM is monumental and we are proud to lend our support for their efforts. The body of Christ has to respond, and this is our hour.”
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