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Hunger & Poverty
From celebrating World Wetlands Day and engaging in community advocacy to raising their own butterflies and growing their own herbs and spices, Dorchester Presbyterian Church in Summerville, South Carolina, shows love for God’s Creation.
For decades, Black Mountain Presbyterian Church in the southern end of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains has been addressing need in its community.
The Advisory Committee of the Presbyterian Hunger Program has approved more than $1.2 million in grants to address hunger and its root causes, from Florida to Madagascar.
When Margo Smith thinks about Black Mountain Presbyterian Church’s commitment to addressing food insecurity and other community needs in western North Carolina, she is reminded of an engraving inside the church’s sanctuary.
Sri Lanka is a tiny island country in South Asia with big challenges. It sits in one of the most poverty-stricken regions in the world where millions deal with hunger issues daily. Sri Lanka itself is a diverse country with many ethnic groups and religions, a failing government system, and staggering debt to the tune of more than $50 billion measured in U.S. dollars — a debt that has little chance of being paid back due in large part to the current government’s instability.
During a virtual meeting on Thursday, the Presbyterian Hunger Program Advisory Committee heard about a variety of approaches that are being used by faith communities to address poverty and homelessness, from taking a group bike ride to paying off medical debt.
Friday is the official day that many people will celebrate Earth Day. But being good stewards of God’s Creation is a year-round priority for members of First Presbyterian Church in Lawrence, Kansas.
For its third virtual edition, Compassion, Peace & Justice Training turned its attention squarely on the Compassion, Peace & Justice (CPJ) ministries of the Presbyterian Mission Agency and the work they do on behalf of human and civil rights.
With Earth Day around the corner, the Presbyterian Hunger Program is pointing faith communities to a number of resources, including an online hub created by one of its partners, Creation Justice Ministries.
Presbyterians’ generosity to the One Great Hour of Sharing special offering gives the gift of abundant life to people in need.