CAFOD Lent Fast Day is Fri 22nd Feb.
God created a world of abundance with enough food for everyone but we have turned it into a world of want each & every night, 1 in 8 people goes to bed hungry due to lack of food. This Lent Fast Day we're invited to share the abundance of God's creation with our sisters & brothers across the world. So let's hunger for a fairer world by supporting Fast Day& donating what we save. Envelopes will be given out at all Masses today & to be returned on Sun 24th Feb, if you are a UK tax payer please fill in the Gift Aid section. Please give as much as you can.
Cafod Hungry for Change campaign
The world produces enough food to feed us all, yet one in eight people go hungry each day. The way that food is grown, sold and shared out is not working for the world’s poorest people. CAFOD is a founder member of a coalition of charities calling for David Cameron as chair of the G8 group of richest countries to take action on the root causes of hunger in our world, to begin to end the global food crisis: We are asked to support this campaign by signing cards asking the PM to encourage world leaders to:
- Direct Aid to small-scale farmers, especially women, to help them access markets and increase their income and bargaining power and stop children dying from hunger.
- To help the poorest people feed themselves
- Put checks on the power of global food companies, requiring them to report on their activities and lobbying that they do and their impacts on human rights
- And to ensure that workers in global supply chains get a fair deal.
Our ‘Covenant with the Poor’ commits us to ‘Challenge injustice in the light of the Gospel & the Church’s social teaching’.
There will be an opportunity for us to do this and show our support for CAFOD next weekend when cards will be available to sign & information to take away. Please take a few seconds to sign a card after Masses.