At the 52nd Archdiocesan Convention in Boston, His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph announced the Antiochian Women’s Project for this year: HUNGRY CHILDREN at Home & Abroad. This project will leverage the hard work and determination of our Antiochian Women to address one of the most pressing global tragedies, one which is exacerbated by war and poverty, and which is felt most acutely by children.
His Eminence recognizes the fact that millions of children go hungry each day as a result of poverty, war and displacement. The future stability of societies is directly affected when the growth of bodies and minds of children are stunted and weakened by malnutrition.
In 2013, in America alone, 1.58 million children lived in food-insecure households (FeedAmerica.org); and globally 66 million primary school children attend classes hungry (worldhunger.org ).
This year the Antiochian Women are tasked with raising money to help feed hungry children here in North America and elsewhere in the world.
“Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will repay him for his deed.” (Proverbs 19:17)
It is good to be reminded that the sincerity of our Christian Faith will be measured by The LORD at the Last Day by how we respond to those who are in need in the world around us. In the following passage, the first measure of our godliness is evidenced by how we respond to those who are hungry: