Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Join Us at the UNM Campus on December 10 for Interfaith Prayers and a Commitment to Act to End World Hunger

A week from today (Tuesday, December 10), Pope Francis will ask people of faith and conscience around the world to pray and act to end world hunger by 2025. The prayer coincides with the gobal commemoration of  the UN's Human Rights Day and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, including "the right to food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services (Article 25)."

At noon local time, a “Global Wave of Prayer” called One Human Family, Food for All," will begin in Tonga and will progress around the world until it reaches American Samoa some 24 hours and more than 164 countries later!

Lutheran Campus Ministry, Wesley Foundation, Hillel at UNM, Aquinas Newman Center Peace and Social Justice Commision and Bread New Mexico invite you to join us on Tuesday, December 10,  to offer our own prayers and reflections in solidarity with the call from Pope Francis. We will gather at Noon at Luther House, 1805 Las Lomas Rd. NE, University of New Mexico campus, Albuquerque. You are invited to bring your own prayers and reflections. Please stay after the conclusion of our prayers to share a bowl of soup. RSVP on Facebook.

If you are unable to join us, please feel free to observe the call to prayer and action at your own church or congregation this weekend.  You can add a simple prayer to your regular intercessions.  And on Dec. 10, take a minute or two to say a prayer for an end to world hunger.

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