Saturday, August 20, 2016

Rev. Jo Anne Lyon: Working to End Hunger in the Spirit of Matthew 25 and John Wessley

[We have a responsibility] to care for the poor...Matthew 25 is a core passage...Our caring for hungry people and eliminating hunger--which can be done--is done out of scripture. [We also address hunger] based on our tradition..In England, John Wesley advocated for the poor. Not only did he talk about it, but we saw laws changed.  
Bread for the World asked several prominent voices in the Christian community to share their vision of what it means to end hunger. This reflection comes from Rev. Dr. Jo Anne Lyon. As General Superintending of the Wesleyan Church, Rev. Dr. Lyon, serves to guide the vision, key message, and missional priorities of The Wesleyan Church, which is transforming lives, churches, and communities with the hope and holiness of Jesus Christ. Dr. Lyon serves on the board of directors of several organizations, including the National Association of Evangelicals Executive Committee, Christian Community Development Association, National Religious Partnership for the Environment, Asbury Theological Seminary Board, Council on Faith of the World Economic Forum, among others.

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