IF campaign: Join Religious call to MPs for action on hunger
On Wednesday 15 May, members and lay associates of religious orders will join with priests and ministers from different Christian denominations to lobby their MPs with a single shared message: it’s time to act on global hunger.
The participants will join a mass lobby, organised by CAFOD as part of the Enough Food for Everyone IF campaign, to highlight the scandal that one in eight people worldwide go to bed hungry every night, despite there being enough food in the world for everyone.
Are you a member of a Religious order, priest, minister or lay associate? Or are you a seminarian or vicar in training? Join us.
One month to the G8
The IF campaign, which brings together over 200 UK development and faith-based organisations, is calling on governments to make companies more accountable, fight tax dodging, focus aid on small-scale farmers and stop land grabs.
Head of campaigns Clare Lyons said: “This Religious lobby couldn’t come at a more important time. In one month many of the world’s most powerful leaders will meet here in the UK. These G8 leaders have the power to transform the lives of people in poverty. And we have the power to make them act.
“We’re calling on all priests, ministers or those linked to religious orders to help us make sure that MPs hear our message loud and clear on 15 May, and play their part in tackling the root causes of hunger.”
Br Hugh Cobbett SSF said: “We are strongest when we work together. Addressing the scandal of hunger is fundamental to our shared faith. That’s why I’m proud that Anglican Franciscan brothers, sisters and Third Order members will be there - with members of other religious orders and Christian communities, as well as clergy and church leaders, in ecumenical fashion.”
The lobby is also supported by JPIC Links (Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation), the Africa Europe Faith and Justice Network (AEFJN), the Conference of Religious (COR), Progressio, Trocaire, Church Action on Poverty and SCIAF.