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Food for Life Campaign

Hosted by the WCC since 2015, the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance promotes just and sustainable food systems, and adequate nutrition through a rights-based approach and enhancing local food systems, and mobilizes action and reflection for food justice and zero hunger.

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G20 summit: call to pray for peace in Hamburg

G20 summit: call to pray for peace in Hamburg

Friday evening when the leaders of the G20 states will be meeting in Hamburg and discussing global economic, social, environmental and political issues, the churches in Germany are inviting people in Germany and all over the world to a common peace prayer.

Call to Action: G20 leaders must lead fight against hunger

Call to Action: G20 leaders must lead fight against hunger

As part of a Call to Action issued just before an annual meeting of the leaders of the world’s largest economies, the WCC, ACT Alliance and All Africa Conference of Churches urged G20 leaders to take action to overcome hunger and sustain justice and peace in the Horn of Africa.

Church leaders pledge action against hunger in the Horn of Africa

Church leaders pledge action against hunger in the Horn of Africa

A conference discussing how to overcome hunger, and sustain justice and peace in the Horn of Africa, ended in Nairobi, Kenya on 29 June with faith leaders and partner organizations calling for urgent action to tackle famine, a frequent experience in the region.

Frustration, anger and good practices – Romania as model for food security

Frustration, anger and good practices – Romania as model for food security

“We see a lot of challenges, of frustration, anger, but also cases of good practices, of growing Romania together.” Speaking at a workshop on ”Food sovereignty and sustainable agriculture - the Romanian experience and the role of the church” at the German Kirchentag in Berlin on 25 May, ecumenical youth advocate Vicenţiu Dragoş Băşa from the Joint programme of the Romanian Orthodox Church and the World Council of Churches Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance, reflected on the work towards ensuring food security and sustainable agriculture in the Romanian context.

Faith leaders’ message to G7 – Video testimonies call to end famine

Faith leaders’ message to G7 – Video testimonies call to end famine

Following an open editorial by a range of faith leaders and partners published on 22 May, the World Council of Churches now shares a video message of faith leaders giving testimony to the importance of taking action to end famine, through politics, through faith, and as a global community of fellow human beings.

Il G7 deve affrontare la fame nel mondo

Il G7 deve affrontare la fame nel mondo

Si sta facendo davvero troppo poco per salvare la vita dei 20 milioni di persone che soffrono la fame in Yemen, Somalia, Sud Sudan e Nigeria. Tra loro ci sono 1,4 milioni di bambini a rischio di morte imminente se, non arriveranno immediatamente gli aiuti.

G7は飢餓に取り組まなければならない

G7は飢餓に取り組まなければならない

イエメンやソマリア、南スーダン、そしてナイジェリアでは、2,000万人が飢餓に苦しんでいる。ところが、このような人々の命を救うための取り組みは、まだ十分に行われていない。この中には、今すぐ救いの手を差し伸べなければ命の危機に直面してしまう子どもたちが、140万人も含まれている。

What happens when the world joins in a prayer to end famine

What happens when the world joins in a prayer to end famine

On 21 May - observed as the Global Day of Prayer to End Famine - millions of people from faith communities, organizations and neighborhoods across the world prayed, tweeted, posted and talked face-to-face about the urgent action needed to aid 20 million people facing famine in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Nigeria.

Millions join hearts and minds to pray for end to famine

Millions join hearts and minds to pray for end to famine

On 21 May - the Global Day of Prayer to End Famine - millions of people from faith communities, organizations and neighborhoods across the world prayed, tweeted, posted and talked face-to-face about the urgent action needed to aid 20 million people facing famine in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Nigeria.

G7 must address famine

G7 must address famine

Not nearly enough is being done to save the lives of the 20 million people who face famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria. Among them are 1.4 million children, who are at imminent risk of death unless aid reaches them immediately.