The global concert raising money to beat Covid-19
Image Credit: United Nations
The 'Global Goal: Unite For Our Future' concert took place on June 27th, and they had an A-list line-up with big names like Jennifer Hudson, Coldplay, Usher, and Justin Bieber, who is regularly featured on xRhythms.
The purpose of the charity concert was to raise funds for the development of Covid-19 therapeutics, tests, and vaccines that would be distributed to everyone anywhere, no matter their background.
This has become especially relevant recently as injustices and inequality have been highlighted in the world, and communities of colour seem to be disproportionately affected by the pandemic.
Justin Bieber took part in the concert and sang his beloved single “Intentions”.
As the organisation and the event’s goals are equality and to fight injustices, it is no surprise that Justin Bieber took part in the concert and sang his beloved single “Intentions”, which you might have seen featured on xRhythms.
The music video to “Intentions” helped raise awareness for the nonprofit organisation Alexandria House, which is a transitional housing center that helps women and children move from crisis to stability.
In Justin’s video, the founder of Alexandria House, Judy Vaughan, expressed that her “intention” is to “speak about the injustices and the need for equality”. This is highlighted in the music video’s message, telling the story of three marginalised women in Los Angeles.
Even when the odd's are against you keep fighting. Jesus loves you.
Last September, Justin released an Instagram post to encourage his followers, saying, "Even when the odd's are against you keep fighting. Jesus loves you."
He continued to express, "Be bold today and love people today not by your standards but by God's perfect unfailing love". We can certainly see Justin's example of this through his aforementioned track.
The two-hour concert, featuring Bieber, has managed to raise awareness and funds to beat Covid-19 in an entertaining and informative way.
Global Citizens around the world are calling for systemic change.
Hugh Evans, co-founder and CEO of Global Citizen, said on their website, “Global Citizens around the world are calling for systemic change, change that brings about justice for everyone, everywhere, regardless of where they were born or the color of their skin.”