Praying for Food for All: Launch of a prayer card contest

May 27, 2014
by 
Elana Wright, Education Materials Officer

This fall, Development and Peace will focus its education campaign on the injustice of world hunger, and the importance of supporting small family farmers as key to feeding the planet. We began to raise awareness on this issue during our last Share Lent campaign by joining in the global Caritas Internationalis campaign called One Human Family, Food for All. This theme inspires us to take action to ensure that all of our brothers and sisters around the world have enough food to eat.

As well as taking action this fall, we will also reflect and pray about this urgent global issue, but we need your help!

We are launching a contest asking Canadians to submit inspiring prayers related to the theme of small family farmers. The prayer should address any of the following themes: hunger, family farmers, peasants, seeds, the harvest, or the Thanksgiving meal. The prayer should be no longer than 120 words. We welcome both prayers that inspire you, and original prayers written by you.
 
The grand prize will be the publication of your submitted prayer with mention of your name on a prayer card that will be distributed all across Canada as part of our Fall Action campaign. The top three prayers will be published on the Development and Peace website. The selection committee will be made up of members of the campaign’s theological committee. Please submit your prayers to socialmedia@devp.org by Tuesday, June 10, 2014
 
Thank you and good luck!