Hunger, the biggest scandal
HUNGER is the greatest scandal of our age. It kills more people than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis put together.
One in eight people on our planet — that's nearly one billion people — go hungry every day, and 250 children die every hour due to malnutrition. Yet we produce enough food to feed everyone.
Earlier this year a major new campaign, 'Enough Food for Everyone IF', was launched by over 100 leading development charities including Christian Aid, Cafod, Tearfund, Save the Children and Islamic Relief and numerous faith groups.
As church leaders in Wales we believe that we have a moral obligation to help the poor in our global community and play our part in relieving the injustice of hunger. We are therefore proud to support this campaign.
There will only ever be enough food for everyone if we all take action to encourage world leaders to make the right decisions on key issues, like stopping land grabbing, cracking down on tax dodging and keeping their promises on aid and climate finance. Join us in this campaign by visiting www.enoughfoodif.org
Barry Morgan, Archbishop of Wales; John Davies, Bishop of Swansea and Brecon; Gregory Cameron, Bishop of St Asaph; Dominic Walker, Bishop of Monmouth; Wyn Evans, Bishop of St Davids; Andy John, Bishop of Bangor; David Wilbourne, Assistant Bishop of Llandaff; Peter Brignall, Catholic Bishop of Wrexham; Peter M Thomas, Baptist Union of Wales; Geraint Tudur, Union of Welsh Independents; Meirion Morris, Presbyterian Church of Wales; Simon Walkling, United Reformed Church; Stephen Wigley, Methodist Church in Wales; Elfed Godding, Evangelical Alliance Wales; Christine Trevett and Ros Morley, Meeting of Friends in Wales (Quakers); Carwyn Tywyn, Unitarians Wales; and Major Derek Jones, Salvation Army