Ending world hunger and poverty requires more than compassion and more than sustainable development. It also requires justice.
From overwhelming debt to the repression of women to wars and conflict, issues of social justice are directly linked to poverty and hunger. Even complications related to natural disasters like famine often have injustice hidden below the surface, such as land monopoly or unjust farming practices.
Poverty and hunger are complex issues that defy a single, simple solution. Families or individuals of any age can become poor or homeless, temporarily or permanently, for a variety of reasons. However, each person who finds themselves homeless or stuck in poverty is a unique individual—a child of God whom we are called to love as a brother or sister, to care well for, showing mercy and compassion.
How do we end hunger? We work together to address immediate needs but also to dismantle the root causes of global poverty. Work through the links below to learn more, to reflect, and to take specific actions that can help people around the world who are poor and hungry.