The World Council of Churches (WCC) invites a Churches’ Week of Action on Food, from 15-22 October 2018.
An annual week-long global campaign initiated by the WCC-Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance (WCC-EAA), the Churches’ Week of Action on Food invites the global ecumenical movement and organisations, community-based organisations and faith-based organisations to act collectively for food-justice.
“In a world that produces enough and more food for all, but where one third of it is wasted and 795 million people around the globe go to sleep hungry, we pray for the strength to stand with the oppressed and overcome greed and injustice,” says Dr Fidèle Fifamè Houssou-Gandonou from the Fellowship of Council of Churches in West Africa, a participating organisation of the WCC-EAA.
“We pray and hope that churches can help people live responsibly and be the catalyst for change in our society,” adds Dr Manoj Kurian, coordinator of the WCC-EAA and the Food for Life Campaign.
The week of action includes World Food Day (16 October) as well as International Day of Rural Women (15 October), and the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (17 October).
A collection of “Prayers and action to overcome hunger” is available to support churches and communities in mobilizing and praying during the week.
Prayers and action to overcome hunger, Churches Week of Action on Food 2018 (also available in French, and Spanish)