7 Jun
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Walk to Feed the Hungry

“The gift of food is the gift of life.” — the Buddha

Bhikkhu Bodhi, highly respected scholar, teacher and Founder/Chairperson of Buddhist Global Relief will lead a Walk to Feed the Hungry around the perimeter of the Gateway Arch this coming Sunday, June 9, beginning at 1:00 pm.

Please join us!

Buddhist Global Relief’s mission statement:
Our mission is to combat chronic hunger and malnutrition. Bearing in mind the Buddha’s statement that “hunger is the worst kind of illness,” we sponsor projects that promote hunger relief for poor communities around the world. We pursue our mission by:
* Providing direct food aid to people afflicted by hunger and malnutrition
* Helping develop better long-term method of sustainable food production and management appropriate to the cultures and traditions of the beneficiaries
* Promoting the eduction of girls and women, so essential in the struggle against poverty and malnutrition
* Giving women an opportunity to start right livelihood projects to support their families

We also seek to raise awareness of global hunger and advocate for an international food system that exemplifies social justice and conduces to ecological sustainability.  

(image from: A whole World, by Couprie and Louchard)

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