© Paul Jeffrey/ACT Alliance

Join churches worldwide on 21 May 2017 to pray for an end to famine.

More people face famine today than any time in modern history. 

Famine has been declared in areas of South Sudan, with Somalia, Nigeria, and Yemen on the brink of famine. More than 20 million people are at risk of starvation in these four countries alone. Globally, millions more suffer from drought and food shortages.

The UN is calling this the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945. Yet, the famines are the result of conflict, drought, poverty and global inaction, and in most cases they are preventable. Churches have a prophetic role in calling its members, wider society and governments to make a difference during this unprecedented period of suffering.

Food is more than a human right; it is a divine gift that cannot be impeded.

On 21 May 2017, we are joining together across countries, languages and traditions to respond to the global hunger crisis in our churches, in our prayers and through our actions.


1. Commit to pray

Commit time to pray for an end to famine in your church and in your family. Find resources to guide your prayer.

2. Add your church 

Add your church to the map of churches committed to praying worldwide.
See which churches are praying.

3. Share your prayer

Use #praytoendfamine to share your prayer and actions on social media.
Be inspired by what others are sharing.

Partners in the call to prayer.


ACT Alliance
All Africa Conference of Churches
Anglican Alliance
Arigatou International
Christian AIDS Bureau for Southern Africa
Caritas in Veritate International
Catholic Union of Superiors General
Christian Conference of Asia
Christian Connections for International
Community of St. Eggidio
Faith & Justice Network of the Mano River      Basin Countries (Western Africa)
Food for the Hungry
Fracarita International (Brothers of Charity)
Global Christian Forum


ADRA Canada
All We Can - Methodist Relief
     and Development (UK)
American Friends of the Episcopal Church      of the Sudans
Anglican Diocese of Edmonton
Anglican Parish of Ipswich North
Armenia Interchurch Roundtable
ARISE Church New Zealand
Association des églises évangéliques
     réformées du Burkina Faso (AEERB)
Association Évangélique pour la santé au
Association of Franciscan Families of India
Bread for the World (USA)
Canadian Baptist Ministries
Canadian Foodgrains Bank
Carlisle/Kilbride, United Church of Canada
Centro La Pietà
Christian Council of Nigeria
Christian World Service (NZ)
Christ Church Anglican (Canada)
Church of Scotland
Church of Sweden
Delaware Ecumenical Council on Children
    and Families
Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa
Ecumenical Council for Drought Action
     and Water Management - India
Eglise Protestante Méthodiste du Bénin
Epimu Epimaque Munyankindi, Rwanda
Episcopal Church of Guatemala
Eucharistic Catholic Church (Canada)
Ev.-luth Missionswerk, Niedersachsen
Evangelical Association of Malawi


Global Ministries of the Disciples of Christ
     and United Church of Christ
IMA World Health
Lutheran World Federation
Medical Mission Sisters
Methodist Church of Southern Africa
Oikotree Movement
Organisation of African Instituted
Prayer and Action for Children
Presbyterian Church of East Africa
     Women's Guild
Presbyterian World Service &
    Development (Canada)
Religions for Peace
Salvation Army International


Evangelical Church of India, Kolkata
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
Evangelical Missionary Church of Canada
Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana
Evangelical Reformed Congregation in
     Warsaw, Poland
Evangelische Gemeinde Deutscher
     Sprache in Ethiopia
Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland
Evangelisches Missionswerk in
Feba Radio UK
Galewood CUCC
German Protestant Church in Thailand
Glenwood United Church (Canada)
Gongabu Christian Church (Nepal)
Gospel Fellowship of India
Independence UMC (US)
Institute of Church and Society, Ibadan
Jamaica Council of Churches
Kenya Evangelical Lutheran Church
Kindernothilfe e.V
Lippische Landeskirche (Germany)
Lutheran Church of Australia
Lutheran World Service India Trust
Mennonite Brethren Church (Malawi)
Mennonite Central Committee Canada
Mennonite Church of India
Methodist Church of New Zealand Te
     Haahi Weteriana o Aotearoa
National Council of Churches of India
National Council of Churches in the


Sisters of Mercy International Association
United Evangelical Mission
United Methodist Church, Global
Uniting Reformed Church in Southern
World Communion of Reformed Churches
World Council of Churches
World Evangelical Alliance
World Food Programme
World Methodist Council
World Renew
World Vision International
World YMCA


Nazarene Compassionate Ministries
Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada
Prayer and Action for Children
Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa NZ
Primate's World Relief and Development
     Fund (Canada)
Protestant Youth Federation in Germany
Ramah Christian Center (US)
South Sudan Council of Churches
St. Alban's Church (Washington, DC)
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Ottawa
Trinity United Methodist Church
    Gloucester City, NJ
UCCP Bulanao Capitol Church
United Christian Action New Delhi
United Church of Canada
United Church of Christ (US)
Verband der Evangelischen Studierenden
     Gemeinden in Deutschland (ESG)
Vuga Bible School (Tanzania)
Wellspring Community Australia
World Day of Prayer USA
World Relief Canada
YWCA Kenya
Zimbabwe Association of Church Related
Zimbabwe Council of Churches

Let us know if you would like to join as a partner HERE.