Poverty & Hunger

Poverty & Hunger


August 1, 2017

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Applications are now accepted for the 2017 Jubilee Ministry grants to further the mission and ministry of the Episcopal Church.

Every year, the Episcopal Church provides grants to assist currently-designated Jubilee Ministries in their...

May 17, 2017

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) have issued a joint statement calling for prayer, fasting and advocacy.

The statement, For...

May 4, 2017

[World Council of Churches] As more people face famine today than any time in modern history, the World Council of Churches (WCC) together with the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) and a range of faith-based partners and networks invite a Global Day of Prayer to End Famine on May 21,...

April 25, 2017

[Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta press release] The Episcopal Community Foundation for Middle and North Georgia, or ECF, has announced $26,000 in anti-hunger grants from proceeds of its 33rd Annual Hunger Walk/Run, held in partnership with the Atlanta Community Food Bank and local faith...

April 24, 2017

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] Six months after Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti, 1.5 million Haitians remain food insecure. As our world’s climate changes, Haitians have endured catastrophic droughts, destructive floods and repetitive hurricanes which exacerbate existing...

March 9, 2017

By: Patricia Kisare, Legislative Representative for International Policy, Office of Government Relations

“Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house…” Isaiah 58: 6-7 (NRSV)


March 6, 2017

Una maqueta de la propuesta Primera Aldea de Viviendas muestra un grupo de diminutas casas en torno a un centro comunitario de recursos. Foto de la Escuela de Arquitectura de la Universidad del Estado de Montana.

[Episcopal News Service] Una coalición de...

April 29, 2016

By: Patricia Kisare, Legislative Representative for International Policy

Both the House of Representatives and the Senate have passed their respective versions of the Global Food Security Act (H.R. 1567 / S.1254). The House’s final tally was 370 yes votes to 33 no votes, and the Senate passed the bill by unanimous consent. 

Globally, 795 million people suffer...

January 20, 2016

The Naco Wellness Initiative, of Bisbee, Diocese of Arizona, has submitted the final report for their 2014 Jubilee Ministry Impact Grant. The grant exists to aid a Jubilee Ministry in making a positive and measurable impact in the lives of those in need.

The Initiative serves the border...

October 20, 2015

By: Christopher Sikkema

“Jerusalem, my happy home, when shall I come to thee? When shall my sorrows have an end? Thy joy when shall I see? Jerusalem, Jerusalem, God grant that I may see thine endless joy, and of the same partaker ever be!”

Earlier in October, I took a trip to Washington, DC, as part of a...