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Resolution On Hunger

WHEREAS, The problem of hunger is one of the most serious social issues of our time, affecting millions of adults and children all over the globe; and

WHEREALS, America has been blessed with an abundance of food and the technological knowledge related to food production; and

WHEREAS, By words and deeds Jesus taught the necessity for helping to feed hungry people; and

WHEREAS, The president of our Convention has urged our churches to have a day of prayer and fasting for the starving people of the world,

Therefore be it RESOLVED, That we the messengers of the Southern Baptist Convention, gathered in Miami Beach, call on all Americans blessed with abundance to develop a lifestyle of sharing, and

Be it further RESOLVED, That we urge government and private agencies to seek ways to share agricultural technology with countries which need this help, and

Be it further RESOLVED, That we work to replace any tendency toward hoarding with an ethic or sharing from our abundance of food, material blessings, and

Be it further RESOLVED, That we as Southern Baptists seek to use our resources to bring relief to people who suffer from hunger and to develop a Christian social ethic which will provide guidelines for dealing with hunger problems, and

Be it further RESOVLED, That in order to implement these efforts to relieving world hunger, that we request our churches to set aside a day of prayer and fasting each month.