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Global Day of Prayer to End Famine

An Invitation from The World Council of Churches
for May 21, 2017 to be a Day of Prayer for the Ending of Famine

A girl carries water in a camp for over 5,000 internally displaced persons in an Episcopal Church compound in Wau, South Sudan. © ACT/Paul Jeffrey


As more people face famine today than any time in modern history, the World Council of Churches (WCC) together with the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) and a range of faith-based partners and networks invite a Global Day of Prayer to End Famine on 21 May 2017, in response to the hunger crisis.

~ from the World Council of Churches’ website

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” (Matthew 25:35.)


We pray, with others around the world,
for those facing extreme hunger and starvation in
South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria, Kenya, and Yemen.

Let us be part of a world response
that cares for all people in need with love.

Help us, with others, answer the call to end famine
and eradicate poverty.

— a prayer for the Global Day of Prayer to End Famine, May 21

~ from the United Church of Canada’s website

Read “Called to Care for Our Neighbours”, a letter to the United Church of Canada faith community from the Moderator, the Right Reverend Jordan Cantwell.

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