IF Religious Lobby of Parliament

Hundreds of members of Religious orders, priests and lay associates are preparing to meet their MPs on Wednesday 15 May to push for action on global hunger in a mass lobby organised by CAFOD as part of the Enough Food for Everyone IF campaign.

The monks and nuns, many of whom have lived and worked in developing countries, will raise with politicians the reasons why 1 in 8 people worldwide go hungry, and challenge them to take action.

 

One month to the G8

The lobby comes in the lead-up to the G8 summit, which is held in the UK only once every eight years.

Sister Pat Robb CJ, one of the lobby’s organisers, said: “Big demonstrations, like this one and the rally planned for 8 June, make the government acknowledge that people from all backgrounds have a voice, that they’re prepared to take part and that the world is watching. We hope and pray that our politicians will not just listen to us, but act to defend the poorest and most vulnerable in our world. As long as one person is still hungry, our work is not over.”

The lobby is supported by CAFOD, Progressio, Trócaire, Church Action on Poverty, SCIAF, JPIC Links (Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation), the Africa Europe Faith and Justice Network (AEFJN), and the Conference of Religious (COR).

 

Join the lobby

If you are a Catholic or Anglican member, lay associate of a Religious order, or a minister or priest from any denomination, this is your chance to get your voice heard and stand alongside people worldwide who struggle to get enough to eat. Join hundreds of members of Religious orders, priests and lay associates preparing to meet their MPs to push for action on global hunger as part of the Enough Food for Everyone IF campaign.

Spread the word!

1. Share the event on Facebook

2. Tweet about the Religious lobby:

Tweet #1:

Calling all vicars, priests, sisters, nuns, monks! Join us on May 15 to fight global hunger! http://bit.ly/ZpUZ1k #IFcampaign

 

Tweet #2:

Religious, priests and lay associates of religious orders - join us on 15 May to tell MPs to end hunger! http://bit.ly/ZpUZ1k #IFcampaign