Bishops of Southampton and Winchester support action to end food poverty

Daily Echo: Church leaders back campaign to end hunger Church leaders back campaign to end hunger

CHURCH leaders have backed a nationwide campaign to end malnutrition and hunger in the world’s poorest countries.

The Enough Food for Everyone IF campaign is the largest coalition of its kind in the UK since Make Poverty History in 2005. Already it has the backing of Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Nobel Prize winner Desmond Tutu.

Now the Bishop of Winchester, the Rt Revd Tim Dakin, and the Bishop of Southampton Rt Revd Jonathan Frost have put their weight behind the campaign.

Bishop Tim said: “The world can produce enough for everyone, but millions still go hungry every day. As global citizens Christians are concerned about food-justice.

“We should press for action from our governments and work through voluntary organisations to address questions of land ownership and sustainable development.”

The campaign aims to put pressure on Prime Minister David Cameron and other G8 members to put an end to the main causes of hunger such as using agricultural land to grow food instead of bio fuels and the closing of loopholes that allow big companies to dodge tax in poor countries.

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10:25am Sun 27 Jan 13

chunky_lover says...

This is a good idea , there's too much food in hampshire.
This is a good idea , there's too much food in hampshire. chunky_lover

10:42am Sun 27 Jan 13

Lone Ranger. says...

Could always sell some of the land owned by the C of E and feed the entire world
Could always sell some of the land owned by the C of E and feed the entire world Lone Ranger.

10:45am Sun 27 Jan 13

bazzeroz says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
Could always sell some of the land owned by the C of E and feed the entire world
Ouch! (But true)
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: Could always sell some of the land owned by the C of E and feed the entire world[/p][/quote]Ouch! (But true) bazzeroz

11:22am Sun 27 Jan 13

chavfreezone says...

How many billions does the COE and the Vatican have stashed away??? Doing what exactly?? practice what you god botherers preach.
How many billions does the COE and the Vatican have stashed away??? Doing what exactly?? practice what you god botherers preach. chavfreezone

11:32am Sun 27 Jan 13

Frank28 says...

Perhaps they should focus on matters closer to home - when you consider the increasing number of people being referred to Food Banks.
Perhaps they should focus on matters closer to home - when you consider the increasing number of people being referred to Food Banks. Frank28

11:52am Sun 27 Jan 13

dango says...

How about we teach these people to stop bloody breeding so much, and that includes the chavs in this country. Pretty soon there will be more people than the planet can sustain. The only way to feed us all is to cut the global population.
How about we teach these people to stop bloody breeding so much, and that includes the chavs in this country. Pretty soon there will be more people than the planet can sustain. The only way to feed us all is to cut the global population. dango

12:34pm Sun 27 Jan 13

southy says...

dango wrote:
How about we teach these people to stop bloody breeding so much, and that includes the chavs in this country. Pretty soon there will be more people than the planet can sustain. The only way to feed us all is to cut the global population.
That will not happen in at lest 2 generations, we are not even half way yet to what the worlds max population can take.
The problem is the Capitalist world and there greed for more and more money and power.
[quote][p][bold]dango[/bold] wrote: How about we teach these people to stop bloody breeding so much, and that includes the chavs in this country. Pretty soon there will be more people than the planet can sustain. The only way to feed us all is to cut the global population.[/p][/quote]That will not happen in at lest 2 generations, we are not even half way yet to what the worlds max population can take. The problem is the Capitalist world and there greed for more and more money and power. southy

12:36pm Sun 27 Jan 13

southy says...

bazzeroz wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
Could always sell some of the land owned by the C of E and feed the entire world
Ouch! (But true)
Well religion is a business and are run and controlled by capitalist, So don't expect to much from the church
[quote][p][bold]bazzeroz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: Could always sell some of the land owned by the C of E and feed the entire world[/p][/quote]Ouch! (But true)[/p][/quote]Well religion is a business and are run and controlled by capitalist, So don't expect to much from the church southy

2:20pm Sun 27 Jan 13

mickey01 says...

we need to send a few tonnes of condoms over there and that is all so if they stop producing then maybe we can concentrate on our own for a change
we need to send a few tonnes of condoms over there and that is all so if they stop producing then maybe we can concentrate on our own for a change mickey01

5:54pm Sun 27 Jan 13

For pity sake says...

The Vatican should shoulder most of the blame. They hold fabulous wealth and encourage excessive breeding by prohibiting contraception. Then they plead poverty and expect nations (including ours) to cover the cost of the Pope deigning to visit.
How many millions did it cost to protect the old b*gger when he came here?
Presumably he places similar burdens on poor countries when he visits them.
The Vatican should shoulder most of the blame. They hold fabulous wealth and encourage excessive breeding by prohibiting contraception. Then they plead poverty and expect nations (including ours) to cover the cost of the Pope deigning to visit. How many millions did it cost to protect the old b*gger when he came here? Presumably he places similar burdens on poor countries when he visits them. For pity sake

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