ELCA News Blog
June 15, 2007
'Summer 2007 ELCA World Hunger Resource Packet' available
by Lauren A. Lamb*, ELCA News Service
The summer 2007 World Hunger Resource Packet of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is now available. The packet contains resources to help individuals, congregations and synods learn more about and participate in ending world hunger.
"Our 'go and do likewise' theme journeys its way through ELCA World Hunger resources. The theme is drawn from the parable of the Good Samaritan, the gospel text for Sunday, July 15. This would be a natural Sunday [for congregations] to distribute ELCA World Hunger resources," said Sue Edison-Swift, associate director for marketing and interpretation, hunger and disaster communication, ELCA Development Services. Edison-Swift is hopeful that the hunger packet and stories such as the one which focuses on "Go and do likewise" and ELCA World Hunger in the June issue of "Seeds for Parish" will help the ELCA reach its 2007 goal to raise $1.75 million for the ELCA World Hunger Appeal.
A new feature of the packet includes an excerpt from "Sustaining Simplicity: A Journal," by Associate Director for global resources, ELCA Global Mission, Anne Basye. Basye's book illustrates how the intersection of faith and daily life impact her attempt to "walk justly on the earth."
The packet also includes popular items such as the world hunger guide for congregations and a booklet explaining why the church should participate in the "Stand With Africa," and more. Financial gifts to the ELCA World Hunger Appeal designated for Stand With Africa help communities and churches in Africa work to banish hunger, overcome HIV/AIDS and build peace. The summer "Top 40 ELCA World Hunger Resources Catalog" can also be found in the packet. The 2007 Hunger Resource Packet was mailed to ELCA congregations in mid-May.
* Lauren A. Lamb is a senior public relations and speech communication major at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. This summer she is an intern with the ELCA News Service.
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