By Rev. Christine Stoxen
Did you know?
One in five people in our world today lives in extreme poverty, living on less than $1.25 per day. As members of the ELCA, we are called to respond. Working through Lutheran connections in the United States and around the world, we start by listening to the needs of our neighbors and getting their ideas to help break the cycle of hunger and poverty. Then we partner with them to make their dreams a reality. From health care to microloans, water wells to animal husbandry, food pantries to soup kitchens, the ELCA is committed to creatively and courageously addressing the root causes of hunger and poverty and building a world of justice in which all are fed. You can help!
More than 800 million people — that’s 1 in 8 people in our world today — are hungry.
World hunger is one of the eleven priorities for the ELCA Campaign: Always Being Made New. The goal for this priority is $115 million.
ELCA World Hunger serves people domestically and internationally.
- Domestically through Community Development, Networking, Education and Advocacy.
- Internationally, ELCA World Hunger works in more than 50 countries around the world. We walk together with our global partners to develop strategies to reduce the impact of hunger and poverty.
For more information about World Hunger or The ELCA Campaign: Always Begin Made New, go to the ELCA Website or contact Pastor Christine Stoxen.
Your gift to world hunger, will also help to support the Always Being Made New Campaign, as the South Carolina Synod works towards our $1.2 million goal and our 75% participation rate among congregations. We are on target and look forward to completing our goal in 2017. Please consider a Lenten offering or other gift to world hunger.
This article has been reprinted from March-April 2016 edition of The South Carolina Lutheran magazine. Subscriptions to the magazine are $10.00 for 6 issues annually. To subscribe send your name, address and check made payable to the “South Carolina Synod, ELCA” to 1003 Richland Street, Columbia, SC 29201.