Posts Categorized: Famine

UPDATE for Hunger Action Congregations: May 2019

Dear Friends in Christ, Happy belated Easter. As we approach the summer, may we continue to practice resurrection! Since I last wrote you in mid-January, eleven churches have joined as Hunger Action Congregations. With the great support from Rev. Meg Overstreet in Giddings-Lovejoy Presbytery, Missouri has generated many new HACs! And we have our first… Read more »

Grateful for you

By Rebecca Barnes, Coordinator of the Presbyterian Hunger Program To those living in famine in Africa and the Middle East, your gift to One Great Hour of Sharing makes a difference. To widows learning how to fight for land titles to stay on their deceased husband’s land so they may continue to care for their… Read more »

PHP & Hunger Action Congregations Update

Dear Friends in Christ, On behalf of all of us at the Presbyterian Hunger Program, we send our greetings and best wishes for a wonderful new year. We hope it is full of love and joy, and full of faithful effort to bring us closer to God’s vision of the beloved community here on Earth…. Read more »

Hunger Games for Congregations & Youth Groups

kids eating food The following simulation games are helpful for understanding hunger better. They give us a glimpse into what it may feel like when life-giving food is unfairly distributed. They can be used by youth, young adults, and adults. The Coffee Break simulation can be done in 15-30 minutes; the other three are done over a mealtime…. Read more »

Parable of a Warming Planet: Fire Water & Air

kids holding hands and jumping ONCE UPON A TIME… a precious planet called Earth was tousled by ferocious disasters, more and more each year!  Epic fires, hurricanes, floods and droughts uprooted lives and destroyed nature along with the many edifices built by humans.  The faith of the religious was tested, as damage, deluges and death brought to mind the story in… Read more »

Responding to Famine in South Sudan

Boy carrying clothes Following years of war coupled with extreme drought, South Sudan is experiencing major disruptions in food production and supply resulting in extreme food shortages and malnutrition. In emergency disaster situations such as famine, we partner with the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) and ACT Alliance to help address the current immediate need.  In South Sudan, PDA is also working with Presbyterian… Read more »