Communities of Faith: United Against Hunger
The diverse faiths of the world share a common compassion for those in need. That shared compassion can be expressed through the interfaith efforts of Stop Hunger Now. Stop Hunger Now works with people of various religious backgrounds to host meal packaging events around the globe. The meal packaging process is a great way to engage community members of all ages around one goal: to share food with people in need.
Our mission to end hunger in our lifetime aligns with the faith traditions of the Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Buddhist and Hindu religions, as well all other major religions of the world. We join with these religious groups in stating that feeding the hungry is a moral imperative for all people of faith:
From a Stop Hunger Now volunteer:
"The Stop Hunger Now events have always been energizing. As a still young congregation, we celebrate them on the anniversary of our first worship each year. It's a great visible model of being the "worship/service" community when, at the close of worship we reorder the space for the meal packing."
--Rev. Doug Long, pastor, Umstead Park United Church of Christ, Raleigh, NC
Vacation Bible School
Considering “World Hunger” as a theme for vacation Bible school? Here is a simple curriculum you can download and customize. For more information, contact Steve Hickle, Faith Outreach Director, email@example.com.
Offering zakat is a religious obligation for Muslims, and is the third of the five pillars of Islam (after prayer). In Arabic, zakat means purification, growth and blessing. Paying zakat is meant to remind Muslims to be appreciative of the blessings that Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) has bestowed upon them, and to help empower those who have less.
• The inherent worth and dignity of every person
• Justice, equity and compassion in human relations
Putting Faith Into Action
Make ending hunger a family holiday tradition through our annual “Gift of Life” Advent Calendar. Each day offers a new quote, fact or action step to make a difference. Then download and print our Advent bulletin inserts to help promote awareness of hunger and kick-off the season of giving among your congregation.
Join the faiths of the world in making a real impact on hunger and poverty. For more information on how you can work with Stop Hunger Now, contact:
Director of Faith Outreach