Did you know…
Globally, more than 1 billion people live in extreme poverty, living on less than $1.25 a day. In Canada, 4.9 million live in poverty. Nearly one in five children in Canada lives in poverty. Canada ranks 24th for child poverty in a list of the 35 most industrialized countries.
Experience the biblically inspired freedom and joy of sharing through your gift to alleviate poverty and hunger. Poverty and hunger afflict communities in Canada, in the industrialized Western nations, and in the global South.
The United Church believes that “the way our society treats the poor and oppressed is, for us, a test of God’s redeeming presence and of human justice, and that therefore, the poor must have priority…” (“The Church and the Economic Crisis,” 1984).
Together, we can not only feed the hungry and care for the poor, but also change systems that perpetuate resource inequities.
Learn More and Take Action
- Get involved in the United Church’s Seeding Life campaign.
- Read Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future: Summary Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, which draws links between contemporary Indigenous impoverishment, systemic inequities, and historic injustices.
- Read Bread not Stones: Taking Action to End Child Poverty and join others in taking simple, loving, and bold steps to end child poverty.
- Follow the United Action for Justice Facebook page and find out how the United Church is involved in poverty, hunger, and other social justice concerns.