On June 6, 2005, at 7:00 p.m., the first ever Interfaith Convocation on Hunger will assemble one of the largest gatherings of anti-hunger and anti-poverty activists in the nation' s capital in decades. The Jewish Reconstructionist Federation is pleased to be represented at and endorse this event and invites all people of faith to call for an end to hunger.
For those able to attend the convocation you will hear Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane of Cape Town, South Africa, faith leaders offering guidance from the sacred texts of many traditions and the music of Beth Nielson Chapman, Salvation Army National Capital Area Band, Siyaya Youth Choir (South Africa) and Saint Camillus Multicultural Choir. Members of the Knesset are also scheduled to fly in and participant in various events.
In the spirit of prayer, more than 30 leaders from major faith traditions will unite with representatives of millions of volunteers who feed the hungry in the US and overseas. National leaders of Christian, Jewish, Muslim and other faith groups will call on the president and Congress to join them in galvanizing a new national commitment to end hunger.
Read more about the convocation and its accompanying events.
In addition to the evening gathering, a three day training event entitled, "One Table, Many Voices: A Mobilization to Overcome Poverty & Hunger," will create wonderful opportunities for learning how to engage on this topic. Co-sponsored by Bread for the World & Call to Renewal and Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger on June 4-7.
In addition, a Lobby Day with various government officials and representatives on Capitol Hill will be held on June 7 in which representatives from JRF will participate, in coordination with MAZON, with whom JRF has an organizational affiliation .
For more information about any of the above or to find out how you can make your voice heard even if you cannot attend, contact Mazon.
National Hunger Awareness Day sponsors are America's Second Harvest: The Nation's Food Bank Network, Bread for the World Institute, The Interfaith Anti-Hunger Coordinators, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger and the Alliance to End Hunger.