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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Religions rally for an end to hunger

In Indianapolis, groups from Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, and Sikh backgrounds gather with Jim Morris, former executive director of the U.N. World Food Program, to create the Interfaith Hunger Initiative. The IHT aims to:

"To raise awareness of the significant and unnecessary problem of hunger in Indianapolis and around the world we will hold a series of public events beginning in October 2008.

Our goal is to raise $300,000 of new money in gifts and pledges by the end of 2008 from Indianapolis congregations and community partners to help feed hungry children. "

"We often think that people who are hungry must be different from the rest of us. Our religious traditions teach us that all people, rich or poor, are created in the image of God. By neglecting the poor, by turning our backs on the hungry, we turn our backs on God. There is no difference between them and us. Every person who lives in poverty impoverishes us all because we share a common humanity."

For more information about the Interfaith Hunger Initiative please visit http://www.interfaithhungerinitiative.org/.

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