A Fasting Prayer: A unified Christian voice

March 20, 2018
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Prayer for a Unified Christian Voice

God almighty and full of grace.

We come before you, compelled by your love and your commandment, to love our neighbors as we love ourselves.

We are troubled by the increase in harmful attitudes and policies toward people of color and people in need.

We pray that all faith leaders, laity, men and women, become one in defending the lives and dignity of people who struggle with hunger and poverty.

We pray for the president and Congress to draft a budget for the common good by protecting the poor, vulnerable, and oppressed, because you said that how we treat the “least of these” is how we treat you.

We acknowledge that it will be difficult to live up to our nation’s ideals.

But, we pray that your loving grace and mercy will move all of us to work united, and in solidarity, advocating for racial equity and healing, shared prosperity, and peace, in our country and worldwide.

In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.

We come before you, compelled by your love and your commandment, to love our neighbors as we love ourselves.

from our Resource Library

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For Faith

  • Unity Declaration on Racism and Poverty

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  • In Times Like These … A Pan-African Christian Devotional for Public Policy Engagement

    This devotional guide invites deepened relationship with and among Pan-Af­rican people and elected leaders in the mission to end hunger and poverty.

  • Sermon by David Beckmann at Duke University Chapel

    Remarks delivered October 1, 2017 at Duke University Chapel in Chapel Hill in North Carolina.

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  • U.S. Hunger and Poverty State Fact Sheets

    These fact sheets provide a snapshot of hunger and poverty in the United States and in each state plus Washington, D.C. 

  • Fact Sheet: Hunger by the Numbers

    In 2017, 11.8 percent of households in the U.S.—40 million people—were food-insecure, meaning that they were unsure at some point during the year about how they would provide for their next meal.

  • Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2017

    Unnecessarily long prison sentences, combined with the lack of rehabilitative programs for people in prison, exacerbate hunger, poverty, and existing inequalities.

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