Archbishop to address launch of IF campaign against hunger
Friday 7th June 2013Archbishop Justin will address thousands in London's Hyde Park tomorrow during a rally for the IF campaign
The IF campaign is urging G8 leaders to take big steps that will tackle the global injustice of hunger, and is made up of more than 200 charities, faith groups and organisations.
During the rally tomorrow, the Archbishop will say in a video message: "We’ve come to celebrate the opportunity we have to end hunger in our lifetimes. The only way that’s going to happen is by mass movements of people like yourselves getting together."
Earlier in the day he will address an ecumenical church service at Methodist Central Hall via video to mark the commitment of the faith communities to ending hunger.
People are urged to join the campaign at enoughfoodif.org and go to a Big IF event.
About the IF campaign:
Two million children around the world die each year from hunger. Although there is enough food for everyone, one in eight people do not have enough to eat. This year, the IF campaign calls on world leaders to tackle hunger and save millions of lives.
The G8 can take three big steps towards ending hunger IF they:
- Clamp down on tax havens and launch a convention on tax transparency to stop the flow of billions of pounds out of developing countries – money that could be used to end hunger.
- Help poor countries make sure that everyone, especially children, have enough nutritious food to eat and support poor families to grow their own food.
- Give people in developing countries more control over their land by protecting poor farmers from land grabs and using land to grow food not fuel.