Sunday, September 23, 2012

Webinar: Responding to Hunger in a World of Abundance

Catholics Respond to Global Poverty, which is supported by Catholic Relief Services and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has organized an interesting webinar for this coming Thursday.  CRS, as you might know, is one of the five partners with JustFaith Mnistries, along with Bread for the World.  This webinar was created primarily for Roman Catholics, but I'm sure anyone is welcome to dial in.

    When I was Hungry, You Gave Me Food
              What You Can Do to Address Global Hunger 
A Webinar sponsored by Catholics Confront Global Poverty  
                     Thursday, September 27, 2012
           12:00-1:00 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time

Background: In a world with unprecedented levels of food production, one in seven people – more than 1 billion - currently do not have enough food to eat. That’s greater than the populations of the United States, Canada and the European Union combined. This level of global hunger makes it imperative, from a moral and religious perspective, to create and support U.S. policies that address how food is grown, obtained, protected and prepared on a global scale, so that people do not starve in a world of abundance

The Catholic Church’s social teaching is rooted in the fundamental dignity of every human life. As the U.S. Catholic Bishops have stated in the document “For I was Hungry and You Gave Me Food,” the right to food is a basic right because it is required to sustain life and to maintain a truly human existence. The Bishops have called upon the Catholic community in the United States to bring their faith and moral convictions to bear on the U.S. response to the food needs of poor countries. Through the reauthorization of the Farm Bill legislation, Congress has the opportunity to take steps toward ending global hunger and to make sure that the United States provides strong funding to meet immediate hunger needs in both the U.S. and abroad.

Join Catholics Confront Global Poverty for:
  • An update on the global food crisis in such places as the Sahel region of West Africa, East Africa, and Lesotho;
  • A report on the current Farm Bill legislation and what it means for those who are hungry throughout the world;
  • A discussion of the U. S. Catholic Church’s policy recommendations for how the U.S. can make a difference based on Catholic social teaching and our experience; and
  • Suggestions for how Catholics in the U.S., through the Catholics Confront Global Poverty initiative, can respond to the needs of brothers and sisters who are hungry. 
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