COLUMBUS, Ohio (Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission) — Almost 1 billion people are undernourished, and during the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting today Baptist leaders called on churches to address the global hunger crisis.
“Chronic hunger is a debilitating problem for many around the world,” said Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.
International Mission Board President David Platt told messengers in a pre-recorded report: “Global Hunger Relief is a great means through which Southern Baptists can say, we’re not just about proclaiming the gospel. We’re also about demonstrating the love of Christ through these physical provisions and sustainable ways we can serve people, communities and villages, as we proclaim the gospel.”
The special report was a result of a 2014 resolution approved by the convention to continue to draw attention to the global hunger crisis and to support the work of GHR, formerly known as the World Hunger Fund.
GHR is a partnership of the IMB, NAMB, ERLC, LifeWay Christian Resources, the SBC Executive Committee, Baptist Global Response and national Woman’s Missionary Union. One hundred percent of donations to GHR go directly to meeting hunger needs, with no deductions for promotional and administrative costs. For more information, visit globalhungerrelief.com.