Monday, 11 February 2013
The Four Big IFs
As Catholics we are called to speak out against injustice and the people of A&B have always cared for those less fortunate than ourselves. Many of our supporters recently joined us for the spectacular launch of a new campaign called “Enough Food For Everyone IF”. This will be the biggest campaign since “Make Poverty History”. Currently, 112 agencies have come together to challenge the Prime Minister and the G8 leaders to tackle four ‘big IFs’. There would be enough food for everyone:
- IF we stop poor farmers being forced off their land and use land to grow food for people, not biofuels for cars;
- IF governments keep their promises on aid and help the poorest people feed themselves through investment in small farmers;
- IF governments close loopholes to stop big companies dodging tax in poor countries;
- IF we force governments and investors to be honest and open about the deals they make in the poorest countries.
CAFOD’s “Hungry For Change” campaign is related to the second of the big ‘IFs’ and runs alongside IF, please take part in both campaigns as they both shine a light on this important issue.
For more information and to be part of IF, go to www.cafod.org.uk/if – and look out for details of a major event when the UK hosts the G8 meeting in June. Let us make 2013 the beginning of the end of global hunger. #IF
Article by Roger Morton