A special action for ONE members of faith from ONE’s new faith manager, Marisa Vertrees.
“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40
870 million people suffer from chronic malnutrition, or nearly 1 in 8 worldwide. In 2010, 171 million of them were children. This chronic malnutrition can lead to irreversible stunting, harming physical and mental development and keeping kids from reaching their full potential. But ONE members are working to change that, and give people the opportunity to lift themselves out of poverty.
Through THRIVE, we’re calling on world leaders to fully fund their commitments to reduce childhood malnutrition, and to support agricultural development programs that will help people lift themselves out of poverty. Faith@ONE is part of this campaign, and we have a lot of great ways for you to participate.
Pray: Our action kit includes worship resources for the Sundays around World Food Day, Tuesday, Oct. 16. We have provided prayers against hunger, hymns, and a fantastic reflection by Pastor Bob Flayhart that congregations can use as sermon starters. We can pray for be in solidarity with those in hunger around the world.
Study: We’ve been working with Roger Thurow, ONE fellow and member of the Chicago Council, to prepare a study guide based on his book, The Last Hunger Season. Our small-faith study guide will help your congregation learn more about farmers who are affected by hunger, How they are changing their lives, and the programs that are making it possible to lift themselves out of poverty. Not able to host a study at your church? Joins us at the ONE blog for weekly book study sessions!
Act: On November 18th, join congregations around the country in our day of action. Write to your senators and representatives and call on them to preserve nutrition and agricultural development programs in the budget. Download our toolkit today!.
Joining together, we can work towards the end of childhood malnutrition.