What if…

What would the world look like if we fully embraced one another as family? What if we took the very first step and really opened our eyes to see the invisible faces we overlook every single day; the faces of the poor, the broken, the hurting, the oppressed, the sick, the exploited, and the marginalized? What if we not only saw them as people, but what if we took compassion on them as our brothers and sisters?

What if we knew them by name, and knew their story? What if we identified with them as children within the same family, who love one another, look out for each other, and sacrifice our own interests for the best interest of others in our family?

It didn’t take long for me to realize why we experience this overwhelming disconnect in the way we live in both our local and global community with one another. We live in a broken world. We are all broken people. And because of this, our understanding of family has been broken. We so often seem to struggle to love those closest to us, the ones in our own family. It’s no wonder we struggle to extend that same love to our brothers and sisters all over the world who suffer under the crushing weight of injustice.

I have started on a journey of asking a lot of big questions. Why does our familial relation to another human being make such a drastic difference in the way we care for them? In the way we love each other, and spend ourselves on another’s behalf? Why do we relate more closely with those we identify on the same family tree with?

We as a Youth and Student Engagement team seek to see young people pour their lives out on behalf of others, specifically the most vulnerable and marginalized. We are a small part of a body of people seeking to bring justice to injustice. We advocate and take action on behalf of our brothers and sisters. We do this because we see them, and we love them as members of our own family.

Join the fight, connect with us below.

Famine Where

Host it anywhere you like!

Your 30 Hour Famine can be hosted anywhere you like! Here are a few examples:
• School
• Community Centre
• Church
• Theatre
• Venue
• Or even in your own home!
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Famine When

Join us for some amazing activities that we’ll be hosting across Canada

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Your 30 Hour Famine event can be whenever you like, any day, at any time! Set your date and click the button below to connect with a staff member in your area so they can help you plan your event or connect you with local events in your area!

Our national event date, where we’ll be gathering with youth across Canada to ‘Break The Fast’ will be on April 29th, 2016. You can join us for some amazing activities that we’ll be hosting across Canada.

Famine How

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Your passion unlocks change

Everything that you do: your voice, your fundraising, your passion goes towards hunger projects that World Vision supports all around the world. This year, your generosity is tripled by the World Food Program’s initiatives to end global hunger.
We can change everything. You have the power to stop extreme hunger. Challenge yourself to learn more about the issues, raise awareness, fundraise for the cause and fast for 30 hours to experience it all.

When you join the 30 Hour Famine, you are joining a global movement dedicated to tackling and ending extreme hunger and poverty.

Famine Why

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Why join the movement? Because extreme hunger is not acceptable. We need to share the wealth of resources and create lasting change, both locally and globally. Famine is not a pain in the stomach, it is a reality that millions suffer through each and every day.

Because extreme hunger is not acceptable.

Famine is more than just not having enough food to eat, but also not having enough of the right kinds of food. When families do not have access to the proper kinds of food, clean water and education, it can have long term and deadly outcomes.

Famine goes beyond just a lack of food. It means that there is no access to the things that help create healthy bodies and sustainable lives.

Famine who

795 million people…

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Last year, over 805 million people around the world did not have enough food. Because of people like you, we have reduced that number to 795 million! It’s amazing progress, but there is still lots to be done. 795 million people are unable to have a strong, healthy and focused lifestyle. 795 million people are at risk of serious and deadly illnesses.
1 in 9 people around the world suffer from malnutrition as a direct result of famine, and in a child, that lack of nutritious food can permanently affect a child’s physical and mental development.

Julie Hunter

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I Believe In That Day

I believe in that day

You’ve never done anything wrong, you’ve never done anything to receive what you’ve been given. You are worthy, you are beautiful, you are God’s greatest dream come true on the earth.

How do you say that to thousands of trafficking victims looking back at you searching for hope? How do you say that to even one trafficking victim who is trapped in the vicious circle of sexual exploitation?

Human trafficking is something I am very passionate to see the end to. I believe in that day, I believe in a time of coming together and understanding the injustice behind exploitation, I believe in standing together in unity to see change.

Hundreds of thousands of children are being sexually exploited daily, I’m wondering if we as the west are doing all we can to stop this grand injustice.

World Vision works to save children from sexual exploitation and abuse globally. Partnering with local communities and organizations world wide, the goal is to rescue marginalized children to enhance their quality of life and provide them with basic necessities.

What are you doing to make a difference?

We are one nation that sees human trafficking as wrong, consider this an invitation to stand together to make a world-wide difference in unity.

We are sending a clear signal that there is no room in Canada for those who are committing the heinous and despicable crime of human trafficking.
Steven Blaney – Public Safety Minister

You can join the movement to make a difference in the world.

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Extra World Food Day Resources

World Food Day (WFD) was founded by the United Nations’ (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization in 1945. Since then World Vision along side other organizations have been working towards increasing awareness of world hunger and poverty as well as creating solutions for world change. Check out the images below for some hunger related facts. You can use these in your presentations or when you are speaking at different events.

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