Global Day of Prayer to End Famine: 21 May 2017

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Sisters of St John of God is joining World Council of Churches (WCC) & other partners in a Global Day of Prayer to End Famine on Sunday, 21 May.

Join churches worldwide on 21 May 2017 to pray for an end to famine.
More people face famine today than any time in modern history.

Famine has been declared in areas of South Sudan, with Somalia, Nigeria, and Yemen on the brink of famine. More than 20 million people are at risk of starvation in these four countries alone. Globally, millions more suffer from drought and food shortages.

The UN is calling this the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945. Yet, the famines are the result of conflict, drought, poverty and global inaction, and in most cases they are preventable. Churches have a prophetic role in calling its members, wider society and governments to make a difference during this unprecedented period of suffering.

Join us in praying this prayer on Sunday, 21 May:

We pray for peace and durable solutions that will end conflict and violence. We pray that communities can live, mobilise their resources, benefit from the fruits of their labour, in their own environment, living without domination and fear.

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