The creation account shows God’s unconditional care and love for humanity, reminding us of our dependence on God and how connected we are with all of God’s handiwork. In the midst of bountiful resources, 795 million people–one in nine people–do not have food. The planet suffers as a result of humanity’s irresponsible stewardship, contrary to the divine mandate (Genesis 1:26, 28-30).
The blessing of God for humanity to be productive and have access to food (Genesis 1:28-29) implies that food is both a gift from God and a fundamental right of every person. Food is an indispensable human need and a human right.
Despite the fact that our world is richly endowed with resources by the eternal Creator, far too many people suffer from a lack of a stable food supply and agricultural economic injustice.
This issue of the Washington Memo shares the stories of Mennonite Central Committee’s work in influencing global food and hunger policies, to make them more sustainable, with minimal impact on the environment and life-giving for all.
- Food security and the global challenge to ending hunger
- Drought, flooding, and food (in)security in Nicaragua
- The politics of “free” peanuts for Haiti
- Facts about global food and hunger
- Worship resources
- Policy principles
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