Poverty kills. It kills 300,000 children every day.
Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke?
Isaiah 58, NRSV
It shortens, injures and thwarts the lives of more than 1 billion people struggling to survive on less than $1 U.S. a day. At present 11 children under five die of hunger-related causes every minute, and about 800,000,000 people suffer from chronic or acute hunger. In our prosperous world, more than 1 billion people are denied the right to clean water and 2.6 billion people lack access to adequate sanitation. Over 100,000,000 children worldwide do not have access to education.
Experience, Equip, Engage
- Promoting the United Nations Millennium Development Goals
- Urge U.S. Senators to work for a Just Economy
- Discuss with your church and conference leadership ways you can expand justice ministries to tackle the root causes of hunger and poverty.