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Resolution On Hunger

WHEREAS, In obedience to the teachings of the Bible, Southern Baptists have demonstrated their concern for the hungry through resolutions, offerings, mission action, and citizenship activities, and

WHEREAS, Hunger continues every year to destroy more lives than died in Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and all of Hitler’s death camps combined, and

WHEREAS, The earth is actually producing enough food now to provide an adequate diet for every person now on earth,

Therefore, be it RESOLVED, That we reaffirm our belief that every human being has a right to freedom from hunger, and

Be it further RESOLVED, That we encourage Southern Baptists with special skills in nutrition, health, agriculture, economics, or other food-related fields, to seek out Mission Service Corps opportunities to fight hunger at home and abroad, and

Be it further RESOLVED, That we express to the United States Congress our strong support for an overseas development assistance program which will help those who are hungry and not merely line the coffers of the already privileged elite, and

Be it finally RESOLVED, That we encourage Southern Baptists to engage in strong and active Christian citizenship efforts to alleviate hunger.