The General Board of Church and Society’s called seminar for 2018 will focus on issues of hunger in the United States.
On December 15, 2017, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and inequality, Philip Alston, released his report on the United States. This report stated that despite the great wealth in the U.S., there also exists great poverty and inequality. For some, this report came as a surprise (U.S. ranks 36th in the world for access to clean water and sanitation, neglected tropical diseases are becoming increasingly common- rise of hookworm in Lowndes County, Alabama, in 2013 infant mortality in the U.S. was the highest in the developed world, etc.,) while for others it was an affirmation of what we have been witnessing in our communities, in our churches, and in our homes.
On September 5-7, 2018 the General Board of Church and Society will be hosting its third annual called-seminar. This year’s called-seminar, “Scarcity in Abundance: Hunger in the United States” is a three-day seminar to address one of the facets of poverty; the issue of hunger, in the United States.
To learn more about this seminar or to register, you are encouraged to follow through this link: https://www.umcjustice.org/what-you-can-do/events/scarcity-in-abundance-hunger-in-the-united-states