Religious lobby of parliament: Film
17 May 2013
Labour party leader Ed Miliband and international development minister Alan Duncan were among over 50 MPs and researchers who met hundreds of priests, nuns, friars and vicars to call for action on global hunger in a mass lobby of parliament in support of the Enough Food for Everyone IF campaign.
Many of the lobby participants have lived in developing countries and seen the devastating impacts of hunger firsthand.
Inspired by their faith, they lobbied MPs in support of CAFOD and the IF campaign. They called for action on tax dodging, transparency and aid in order to tackle some of the reasons why millions of people go hungry worldwide.
CAFOD is a founder member of Enough Food for Everyone IF, the biggest coalition of its kind since Make Poverty History. Along with over 200 other organisations we’re calling on world leaders to make 2013 the beginning of the end of global hunger.
Hunger is the greatest scandal of our age because the problem isn’t a shortage of food. Inequalities in our system that controls the production and distribution of food mean that hungry people don’t get what they need.
The lobby was just the beginning. Next month the G8 arrive in the UK, which provides us with a real opportunity to tell world leaders to act.
On 8 June CAFOD will join with the other IF campaign members in London. The day will start with an ecumenical service with Archbishop Vincent Nichols. This will be followed by huge rally in Hyde Park with music, speeches and fun activities for all the family.