Thursday, June 5, 2008

Praise the Lord!

Thanks to my good friend Chris McCullem for sending me this. Now that's the Christian way!

Pope urges countries to combat causes of hunger, malnutrition

More than 250 faith-based organizations called on summit leaders to eliminate the root causes of hunger such as poverty and unjust social structures. In a statement released to journalists, the faith-based coalition, which includes dozens of Catholic religious orders and nonprofit organizations, echoed the concern the pope expressed in his message for the protection of small farmers. Family farms play a key role in building food self-sufficiency for local communities, the statement said. It also called for more simple, sustainable lifestyles in wealthy countries, cautioned against genetically modified foods and urged further review of biofuel production. [...]

Catholic News Service, by Carol Glatz, 06.03.2008

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