World Council of Churches (WCC) Promotes a Global Day of Prayer to End Famine
By Cynthia Mack*
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” Matthew 25: 35
The Global Day of Prayer to End Famine is a faith-based response to the current hunger crisis. At the invitation of the World Council of Churches (WCC), a fellowship of 348 member churches in more than 110 countries, together representing over 560 million Christians, and the All Africa Council of Churches, the Global Day of Prayer brings together a wide range of church networks and traditions, ecumenical partners and faith-based organizations to join in prayers, to overcome hunger and famine. If you are interested, or wish to join this effort, please complete the online form at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D3WJ7Q3.
|Agong Ken looks on as nurse Wol Wol examines her malnourished son, three-year old Run Rach, in a health center in Majak Kar, a village in South Sudan's Lol State where a persistent drought has destroyed crops, left people hungry, and pushed up incidences of malnutrition. Martin Agar, a nurse's assistant, looks on. The clinic is run by Premiere Urgence, and works in coordination with local partners supported by the ACT Alliance. PHOTO: PAUL JEFFREY
Below is a set of resources, sermons, articles and videos to prepare you for the WCC's Global Day of Prayer to End Famine.