(C of E) Bishop of Wakefield calls for prayers for starving consumers and struggling farmers

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The Bishop of Wakefield, the Rt Rev Stephen Platten, has called on people to pray for the whole food production chain from struggling farmers, in the UK and elsewhere, to those that do not have enough to eat.

Backing the Enough Food For Everyone If campaign, the Bishop emphasised the call for governments, companies and individuals to work together to take the necessary steps to reduce the millions currently going hungry and the amount of food wasted.

At the other end of the food chain, he added, those who produce food also need prayers. Farmers in the UK, for example, are facing cuts in their income of up to 50 per cent due to weather damage, according to latest estimates from the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Read it all and see what you make of the prayers.

Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalAnglican ProvincesChurch of England (CoE)CoE Bishops* Christian Life / Church LifeSpirituality/Prayer* Culture-WatchDieting/Food/NutritionPoverty

Posted February 4, 2013 at 7:00 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Revcant wrote:

“...dearth and scarcity into cheapness and plenty….” Curious wording.

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