The Common Good

Faith Leaders Come Together For An End To Hunger

Date: December 10, 2013

Washington, DC is not known as a place that can bring people together. However, today something remarkable is happening as members of the Circle of Protection and faith leaders from multiple denominations participate in a global wave of prayer for an end to hunger. The prayer service launches a Caritas Internationalis campaign, which is supported by Pope Francis. Prayers will take place at noon in every time zone around the world creating a “wave” around the globe.

In Washington, Faith leaders like Fr. Larry Snyder (President of Catholic Charities USA); Rev. David Bekmann (President of Bread for the World); Jim Wallis (President of Sojourners); Galen Carey (National Association of Evangelicals); Sister Marge Clark, BVM (NETWORK); Rev. Gabriel Salguero (National Latino Evangelical Coalition); Maj. Darryl Leedom (Salvation Army); Rev. Diane Ford Dessables (United Church of Christ) and others will gather at the U.S. Capitol building to join the global effort.

“Christians may differ in our doctrines, worship styles and patterns of governance, but we are united in the conviction that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ calls us to care for poor and hungry people,” said Galen Carey, the Vice President of Government Relations for the National Association of Evangelicals. “At a time when we remember the birth of our Savior in a borrowed barn, attended by shepherds, we join in prayer that all people will enjoy the food that God so graciously enables us to grow. We ask God to bless the efforts of private charity and public assistance programs and enable both to serve the common good.”