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PWRDF joins Global Day of Prayer to End Famine

Paul Jeffrey photo from South Sudan

May 15, 2017

By Janice Biehn

There are more people facing famine in the world today than at any other time in modern history. This Sunday, May 21, you and your church have the opportunity to join the Global Day of Prayer to End Famine. On this day, people of faith around the world will be praying for the 20 million people across South Sudan, Yemen, Nigeria and Somalia currently suffering from severe hunger, and in some cases, famine.

As part of its East African Appeal, The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund has joined this international ecumenical movement. The Canadian Foodgrains Bank, of which PWRDF is a member, is calling on all Christians and churches in Canada to join the Global Day of Prayer to End Famine. It springs from a joint call from the World Council of Churches and the All Africa Council of Churches that says:

“There is great danger that on its current course, the global response to this crisis will be hugely inadequate and will lead to unimaginable suffering and death, which is eminently avoidable. … We believe the churches have a prophetic role in calling to mobilizing their members, the wider society and governments, and making a difference during this unprecedented period of suffering.”

There are many prayer resources available:
Pray to End Famine website
PWRDF bulletin [documents_link docid=”524″ docname=”insert” link_only=”yes”] World Council of Churches website
Canadian Foodgrains Bank website