Churches and faith-based institutions are calling on the United States Congress to direct more aid to impoverished and vulnerable populations in the world. "Because our communions and institutions are engaged in humanitarian work with partner churches and organizations around the world, we see first-hand the devastating impact on families and communities of poverty, violent conflict and environmental degradation," states a letter that was sent to Congress. It was co-signed by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
The evidence of people in need of assistance from their more stable neighbors is unmistakable. Millions of people around the world go to bed hungry or are malnourished; nearly 1 billion of them still lack access to clean water and 2.5 billion are without basic sanitation and millions more are perishing from entirely preventable diseases. To read the letter from churches and faith-based institutions, see: www.disciples.org/Portals/0/PDF/DNS/2010/20100505-EcumenicalForeignAidLetter.pdf