Thank you to parishioners at St Joseph’s Bunhill Row for hosting a card signing on Sunday. This was an opportunity to spare a few minutes to have a thought, share a prayer or think of a word about hunger and feeding the hungry.
Claudia Elliot of CAFOD Campaigns team introduced the card signing campaign. She spoke of the reasons and the goals of the Hungry for Change campaign and invited parishioners to take a couple of minutes to join the campaign and make a huge difference. She emphasized that many people in the world face hunger as a daily reality. She said that, even though there is enough food in the world to feed everybody, “one in eight people in the world do not have enough to eat day to day”.
Parishioners who during the Penitential Rite were invited to “praise God for the mercy that knows no end” echoed these words and showed their responsibility by getting involved. They set up a poster on the wall in their church upon which they posted their messages and prayers written on fishes and loaves. They also signed a ‘Dear Prime Minister’ card asking him to champion a campaign to rebalance our food system so it can benefit everyone. Parishioners promised as well to share the initiative with friends.
CAFOD launched The Hungry for Change Campaign in November 2012 in order to promote changes in the global food system. The campaign is running until October in an effort to call upon political leaders especially those attending the G8 this year to prioritize hunger and food. Parishes across the UK are encouraged to rally support for the campaign by organising a card signing.
To learn more about Hungry for Change please visit cafod.org.uk/hungry
Please come along and join us on the 8th of June and be part of a G8 moment in Hyde Park.
CAFOD and nearly another hundred agencies are holding this major event to send a strong message to G8 leaders that there can be Enough food for everyone IF we act together for a fairer food system.
To learn more visit cafod.org.uk/if
To book a place contact CAFOD Westminster 0208 449 6970 or firstname.lastname@example.org