The issues of global poverty and hunger can feel overwhelming. So we lean on the promises of God, who is in a special way the God of the destitute, the poor, and the vulnerable and who invites us to participate in bringing justice to them.
How do we end hunger and poverty? What might God be calling you to do? How can we work to ensure that every person has their basic human needs for safety, relationships, fulfillment, and love met? Are you passionate about joining in Christ’s redeeming work to restore the broken systems that keep so many people from fully flourishing?
Advocate for policies to end global poverty and hunger
Visit our Action Center for specific ways to advocate for ending poverty and hunger. Below are our most current ways to advocate:
In Canada: Join the Good Soil Campaign and urge Canada to invest in foreign aid to support small-scale farmers, especially women, in developing countries.
In the U.S.: We encourage you to get involved in Bread for the World's Offering of Letters campaign, which not only provides action but also provides congregational and group education on issues affecting people around the world who are poor and hungry.
Host a Bible study or small group on living and doing justice
Start a conversation in your church or community about concrete ways to develop a lifestyle of living justly and working toward ending poverty and hunger.
We invite you to use this resource developed by World Renew and the Office of Social Justice. Live Just.ly is a 10-session in-depth scriptural and practical study to help people live justly in six key areas of life: advocacy, prayer, consumption, generosity, creation care, and relationships. It is also designed to serve as a Bible study or small group study book.
“Biblical justice isn’t a one-time event. It is a lifestyle.”
Visit the Live Just.ly website to learn more about this great resource.
Order your copy of the book here, and start your small group discussions.
Check out this introductory video to the series:
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Stay up to date on global poverty and hunger news in North America and around the world. Pray for people affected by the news, and use your voice to advocate for them.
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