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Hunger & Poverty

Making good use of the Mission Toolkit

Presbyterians want abundance of life for all. We want to help those living in poverty. We like to get our hands dirty to make a difference. We run food programs and build houses on mission trips. We partner with other agencies working to address poverty and hunger in our communities and around the world. The Matthew 25 vision embraces all these ways — and many more — in which we use our time, talents and treasure to feed the hungry and walk alongside the vulnerable.

Fifty years of eradicating poverty in the Middle East

In 2020, the price of bread doubled in Syria and the price of imported goods such as rice and sugar increased by 400%. The Jinishian Memorial Program provided coupons to 871 families to make food more affordable. “If the Jinishian Memorial Program weren’t here with us, what would we do?” a desperate mother in Syria recently asked a JMP staff member.

Food Week of Action highlights Jesus’ call to serve

About halfway through Monday’s discussion of this year’s Food Week of Action on “Between Two Pulpits,” co-host the Rev. Bryce Wiebe turned to this week’s Gospel lectionary reading from Mark 10:35–45.

Jubilee Weekend is an opportunity for advocacy Oct. 15-17

Presbyterians are being encouraged to support a weekend of advocacy by the Jubilee USA Network, a partner of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) that promotes debt relief for poor countries and an equitable distribution of vaccines.