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lundi 10 août 1998

Source : Entertainment Wire

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New Kirk Franklin Album Will Help National Council of Churches’ Benefit Fund to Rebuild Burned Churches

10-AUG-98

LOS ANGELES—(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)—Aug. 10, 1998— "Lean On Me" Track Features Franklin, Mary J. Blige, R. Kelly,

Bono, Crystal Lewis and The Family Kirk Franklin, Gospo Centric and Interscope Records announced today that they will contribute a total amount of $250,000 to the Burned Churches Fund of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA in anticipation of the profits from Franklin’s "The Nu Nation Project," set for release September 22, 1998. Highlighting the album is a new song, "Lean On Me," written and produced by Franklin, which features him performing with Mary J. Blige, R. Kelly, Bono, Crystal Lewis and his group, The Family.

"This song will get the message of the Gospel to those people who have been turned off by this type of message in the past," states Franklin. "I was raised in the church. It is important that we support the churches and synagogues that have been burned or defaced. I couldn’t help but help. Those churches are part of me." "The Nu Nation Project" will not only celebrate hope and compassion, it will help provide funds to restore houses of worship where hope and compassion are preached every day.

Said Dr. Joan Campbell, General Secretary of the NCCC’s Burned Churches Fund, "By the end of 1998 the council will have assisted in the restoration of 156 burned churches. Sadly, however, churches are still being burned. We know of at least 20 churches at the present moment which are trying to figure out how to rebuild. We will not be able to assist many burned churches and synagogues due to a lack of resources. Your kind offer comes at a most opportune moment."

Added Vicki Mack Lataillade, President of Gospo Centric : "We’re reaching people with our message, and at the same time Kirk and his fans together are helping to restore houses of worship when they buy the album. It’s all about putting our message into action and doing the right thing."

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