Bishops support IF food campaign

28 January 2013

 

THE THREE BISHOPS FROM THE DIOCESE OF WINCHESTER have turned out for the regional launch of ‘Enough Food for Everyone: IF’, an ambitious new campaign with the aim of eradicating world hunger for good.

Following on from the national launch of the campaign last week, the event was staged outside Winchester Cathedral and attended by the Bishop of Winchester, The Rt Revd Tim Dakin, as well as the Diocese’s Suffragen bishops The Bishop of Basingstoke, The Rt Revd Peter Hancock and the Bishop of Southampton, The Rt Revd Jonathan Frost.

'Enough Food for Everyone: IF' is a national campaign involving 100 Christian and secular organisations, including the Church of England, Tearfund and Christian Aid, which have come together to make 2013 the year in which dramatic progress is made towards ending global hunger.

According to Christian Aid’s IF campaign website: “Hunger is the world's most shocking problem and our toughest challenge. One in eight people on this planet lives with the pain of hunger.

And yet our planet provides enough food for everyone. It's unfair, it's unjust, and - it's totally preventable. We can push world leaders to end this injustice by tackling four big IFs” of Tax, Aid, Land and Transparency.

A high-profile supporter of the campaign, Archbishop Desmond Tutu said: "Hunger is not an incurable disease or an unavoidable tragedy. We can make sure no child goes to bed hungry. We can stop mothers from starving themselves to feed their families. We can save lives. We can make hunger a thing of the past IF we act now."

For more information about the If campaign, including how to donate, please visit > http://www.christianaid.org.uk/ActNow/if-enough-food/if.aspx

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