Earthquake in Chile

Canadian Lutheran World Relief has put out a press release appealing for support for the people of Chile who were hit by a recent earthquake. Prayers in the form of words and action are certainly appropriate at this time. You can read the press release here.

More than 1 billion hungry

More than 1 billion don’t have enough food to eat

According to a CBC news report: United Nations food agency says a record 1.02 billion people are hungry around the world, largely due to the global economic crisis and stubbornly high food prices. Read more about it here.

What can we do?

  • Give generously to benevolent NGOs like Canadian Lutheran World Relief,  who work on the front lines to improve the quality of life in the Two-Thirds World with community based projects.
  • Pray for “daily bread” for the now over 1 billion starving people in our world. (Note: In Lutheran tradition, following Martin Luther himself, daily bread is an all-inclusive phrase in the Lord’s Prayer, and refers to: food, clothing, shelter, health care, education, good government, and a peaceful, just society).
  • Work or volunteer for an NGO that compliments your faith and/or worldview.
  • Speak with your political representatives and encourage the government to increase their benevolent giving to the Two-Thirds nations without strings attached.
  • Make connections with people from the Two-Thirds World; learn from them, become a neighbour, befriend them.
  • I’m sure there are a host of other activities that you, kind reader, with all of your creativity, can add on to my brief list here, and pursue.